Each and every time Phenom Hoop Report gets to report or sees a commitment from a player we have seen over the years, it is always a fantastic day.  It is great to see players achieve their goal to play at the next level and it is such a great accomplishment for that player.

Here is the latest commitment

Player: Daniel Ransom

Class: 2020
Committed to: Western Carolina

What the Player Said:

Q: What made Western Carolina the place for you in the end? What went into your decision?

Ransom: I just love the environment and how much energy they bring to the table and I trust the coaches in what they have in store for me.

Q: What do they have in store for you and how would they like to use you?

Ransom: They have a lot in store for me and they’re going to use me in a lot of ways such as playing aggressive defense, stretching the floor, posting up and being a leader on the court.

Last Season’s Stats:

At Vance, Ransom averaged 19.5 minutes, chipping in 9.1 points, 6.9 rebounds, 1.5 steals, and 1.0 blocks per game for the Cougars.

What Was Said by Phenom Hoops:

“It is hard to be a hidden player, playing for a nationally promoted shoe circuit team like Team Charlotte (Under Armor), however, Ransom’s name has not reached that level yet. However, after this weekend, he will soon be talked about among some of the best players in the 2020 class. He already has an offer from Western Carolina, but the 6’6” power wing, is the future wave of positionless basketball. He can play the perimeter, but he can guard and rebound on the block (all the while moving his feet on defense). Look at the current wave of Talon Horton Tucker, Grand Williams, etc…Ransom is in that mold and that mold fits perfectly with what Jeff McInnis does with Team Charlotte.” – Phenom Opening 2019

“Continuing onto a player that made an impression with his nonstop motor and balanced two-way skillset, Daniel Ransom. He’s a strong-bodied guard/wing prospect with a quality blend of IQ, playmaking, and defensive prowess. Ransom plays very hard at all times and refuses to take any possessions off, which is a massive part of what makes him a useful all-around defender. He moves very well for his size and is quick enough to mirror his on-ball assignment with relative ease. Ransom utilizes his strength well when penetrating to absorb contact and finish strong around the basket. He knocks down perimeter shots, rebounds nicely for his position, and makes an abundance of plays in transition. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make him an even better finisher when attacking the basket. Coach Roth on Ransom: “Daniel has a big-time ability and makes a major impact in a lot of different areas. He can score it at all three levels. He can continue to add quickness. He does a great job of getting downhill and attacking the glass.” Ransom is already quite productive and should be able to see an uptick in his recruitment, as he has all the tools necessary to be a tough college-level prospect.” – NC Top 80