Phenom Hoops recently tuned in to a game between Fuquay-Varina and Holly Springs, and 2021 6’5 Sheick Samoura was one that really captured the eyes with his play, size, and skillset. Once committed to Air Force, Samoura is back on the market and schools are taking a glance his way.
To start, Fuquay-Varina has started off the season in fashion, winning two impressive games and Samoura has been a huge part of that. The senior prospect is happy to have the season underway, as he is hoping to show what his game is all about.
“It feels great to get the season started with a new group of talented guys,” Samoura said. “I would describe my game as a player that loves to do it all and is a go-getter who is willing to do things others wouldn’t. This year at Fuquay, I’m hoping to show that I can bang with the best and that my guys aren’t to be overlooked as well.”
Samoura sees a lot of talented guys with this team, as they have been able to grow with each other on and off the court. He would say that they are like a family and it is nice with playing them, that it is like playing with your brothers in the backyard.
As far as his game goes though, Samoura brings intrigue with his length and size for his position. He plays hard and with an aggressive feel. Against Holly Springs when Phenom Hoops tuned in, he showed his ability to attack off the dribble, finish around defenders, and show tremendous body control. At the Triangle Math and Science Academy, Samoura impacted the court in other ways outside of his scoring, averaging six rebounds, two steals, and nearly three blocks per game.
Now at Fuquay to start the season vs. Holly Springs, Samoura poured in 23 points and continued to make that same impact on the floor like he did before. On top of that, he has continued to work on his shooting efficiency, picking better shots, and being more of a leader.
It is why schools are starting to take notice.
“Schools like Siena, Niagara, Fairfield, Dartmouth, and Princeton have been the most recent school,” who have been showing interest. “Most of them want to see film from the past games, others are talking with the rest of the staff and head coach. It is very exciting but I still have a lot more work to do; I can’t get comfortable.”
It is only the start of the season for Samoura and Fuquay-Varina, but he is quickly becoming an intriguing name that is back on the market in the class of 2021.