Men's Basketball Recruiting / Iowa / Muscatine, IA / Muscatine High School / Nate Lukkarinen

Nate Lukkarinen '26 Recruiting Profile

Muscatine High SchoolMuscatine, IAMen's Basketball
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ClubIowa Barnstormers
Primary PositionPoint Guard
Secondary PositionShooting Guard
Dominant HandRight
Bench Press175
Vertical Jump34


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Personal Statement

I knew after my first basketball practice in second grade, I would want to continue to play the game. I have always enjoyed competing and found that basketball was one of the most fun ways to do so. From the fast-paced tempo, to the exciting highlights, and flawless teamwork, I love it all. One of the things I have learned about myself through playing basketball, is how to overcome adversity. During my 8th grade year, I hurt my ankle pretty badly and was unable to play for a couple weeks. I was definitely bummed out about the situation, but it helped me learn a valuable lesson to make sure I don’t take for granted the time that I get to spend on the court.  I worked hard in physical therapy to make sure I was back in the game as fast as possible. Injuries happen constantly in sports, so my injury reminded me that every minute counts on the court.

Academics have always come first for me and my family. My brother received a full-ride academic scholarship for college, and has really been a great role model for me. I know that to get to the level of basketball that I want to play at, grades are very important. My goal is to play basketball at the highest level for me that also is the right fit academically. Some unique characteristics and skills that I possess, are my elite shooting ability, high basketball IQ, and decision making. I take pride in my shot selection and also creating opportunities for my teammates. I am a good ball-handler and rarely ever turn the ball over.


High School Information

  • Years w/ Varsity
  • 1 year
  • 2024 Varsity Team
  • Jersey: #22
  • 2023 Freshman Team
     - Jersey: #23
  • Individual Awards
  • Team Captain
  • Team Awards
  • Conference 2nd Place

Club Information

  • Seasons of Club Experience
  • 8 seasons
  • 2024 Iowa Barnstormers (16U)
  • 2023 Iowa Barnstormers (15U)
  • 2022 Iowa Barnstormers (8th Grade)
  • 2022 QC SHOCKERS (8th Grade)
  • 2021 Iowa Barnstormers (7th Grade)
  • 2020 Iowa Barnstormers (6th Grade)
  • 2019 Iowa Barnstormers (5th Grade)
  • 2018 Iowa Barnstormers (4th Grade)


  • Camp/Event
  • Prep Hoops 250 Expo
  • 9/17/23 to 9/17/23
  • Camp/Event
  • NXT Finals
  • 7/28/23 to 7/30/23
  • Iowa Barnstormers 15U Gold went 3-1 and made the Final Four of the event.
  • Camp/Event
  • Pro16 Finals
  • 7/14/23 to 7/16/23
  • Iowa Barnstormers 15U Gold went 4-0 in the showcase event.
  • Camp/Event
  • NB Pro16 Finals
  • 7/06/23 to 7/09/23
  • Iowa Barnstormers 15U Gold finished 2-2 in this event.
  • Camp/Event
  • NB NXTPRO16 Live
  • 4/28/23 to 4/30/23
  • Barnstormers 15U Gold went 3-1 and beat two PRO16 teams at the event, including the #2 ranked team.
  • Camp/Event
  • NB NXTPRO16 Live
  • 4/21/23 to 4/23/23
  • Iowa Barnstormers 15U Gold went 4-0 in the showcase.
  • Camp/Event
  • NB NXTPRO Session 3
  • 4/14/23 to 4/16/23
  • Iowa Barnstormers 15U Gold went 4-0.
  • Camp/Event
  • Prep Hoops Iowa Prospect Camp
  • 3/18/23 to 3/18/23
  • Camp/Event
  • Courtside Films Fall Camp
  • 11/05/22 to 11/05/22
  • Camp/Event
  • Snow Valley Basketball Camp
  • 6/27/22 to 6/30/22
  • 9/10th grade tournament champions
  • Camp/Event
  • Snow Valley Basketball Camp
  • 6/28/21 to 7/01/21
  • Best Passer Award - 8th Grade Division

Additional Sports

  • Cross Country
  • 2 years
  • Varsity Team
  • Earned varsity letter as a freshman. Voted most valuable freshman by my teammates. Ran a season PR of 18:13 on a 5K course. Earned a second varsity letter as a sophomore.
  • Track
  • 1 year
  • Varsity Team
  • Ran anchor leg on the 4 x 800m relay


Statistic2024 Varsity Team2023 Freshman Team
Season High Points1028
Season High Rebounds56
Season High Assists68
Field Goal Pct.33.90.551
Free Throw Pct.800.542
3 Point FG's726
3 Point FG Pct.21.90.500
Games Played2112



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High School Information

Phone(563) 263-6141

Academic Accomplishments

Are you in honor classes?
Yes. Pre-AP (Honors) Geometry, Pre-AP (Honors) English - 9, Pre-AP (Honors) English - 10, Pre-AP (Honors) Algebra II
Are you in AP/IB classes?
Yes. AP Psychology
Registered with the NCAA Eligibility Center?

Awards and Activities

  • AwardsHonor Roll at Muscatine HS: Fall '22, Spring '23, Fall '23 Academic Letter Received February 2024
  • ActivitiesMuscatine High School Athletics Student Advisory Committee

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