Madison High School girls basketball junior Jade Nutley has been rated as a 4-star prospect and ranked 90th in the country by ESPN. Nutley, who is uncommitted on her college choice, is the second-ranked player in the state of Indiana. (Photo by Nina Campbell)
Madison High School girls basketball junior Jade Nutley has been rated as a 4-star prospect and ranked 90th in the country by ESPN. Nutley, who is uncommitted on her college choice, is the second-ranked player in the state of Indiana. (Photo by Nina Campbell)
Madison High School girls basketball star Jade Nutley has been rated as a 4-Star prospect and the No. 90 player in the Class of 2021 by ESPN.

Nutley, a 6-foot-1 junior post, was given a rating of 94 by the scouting service. She is the No. 3-rated prospect in the state of Indiana, trailing only Ariana Wiggins of Heritage Christian and Meg Newman of Indianapolis North Central. Wiggins, a 5-foot-8 guard who is uncommitted, was ranked 30th nationally while Newman, a 6-foot-3 wing who has committed to Arizona State, is No. 41. Nutley, Wiggins and Newman are the only Indiana players listed in the Top 100.

Brooklynn Miles, a 5-foot-6 point guard from Franklin County (Ky.), was the ranked No. 46 and is the only player listed from Kentucky.

ESPN’s Dan Olson had this to say about Nutley during his January scouting update:

“Power post combines physical interior game with soft touch in face up game to the arc; efficient on the block, powers through defenders; passes from high post; defends, alters shots in the paint; a stock-riser in the class of 2021.”

Nutley earned the Madison Courier’s Player of the Year award this past season after posting a dominating campaign for the Lady Cubs. Nutley averaged 15 points and 11 rebounds per game while leading Madison to a 14-9 record, its first winning season in five years. She was named to the All-Hoosier Hills Conference team and was an Indiana Basketball Coaches Association Underclass selection for the second-straight year.

Nutley has both the career scoring and rebounding records at Madison well within her sight. She will enter her senior season with 966 career points (eighth in school history), which is just 585 points off Brittney Myers’ school record. She also has 670 career rebounds, which is 250 behind Olivia Crozier’s career record. It’s possible that she could end up not only with both records, but with over 1,000 in each.

“She’s a great player. She’s one of those players that loves to come in and work, not just during practice but before practice and after practice,” Madison coach Sonja Bowyer said. “That says what kind of player you are. If you’re willing to work outside of the season, not just in the season, that’s coachable. She’s always thinking about the game.”

Nutley received an offer from Indiana Wesleyan last week and has drawn attention from several Division I schools, including Xavier and Evansville.

Azzi Fudd of St. John’s College High School in the District of Columbia is the top-ranked player in the class of 2021 according to ESPN. Fudd, who is uncommitted, is one of 21 players to receive ratings of 98.