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: Evan Joyner
Committed to: Tennessee State
What the player said:
PHR: What made Tennessee State the place for you?
Joyner: First, I was born and raised in Nashville, so I’m already familiar with the university and city. It’s a coming home thing for me. Also, Coach Collins has done a great job with the program and showed love and the utmost belief in me as a player and a young man. It was overall the perfect fit for me.
PHR: What did the staff say when you told them? What was their reaction?
Joyner: Their reactions were all the same. Everyone was excited about my decision.
PHR: What are they hoping you can bring to the program?
Joyner: I’d say they are hoping I can play a major role in their success and help them win as many games as possible.
PHR: What will you be working on with your game this offseason?
Joyner: Definitely working on my body and getting stronger, along with improving my jump shot and ballhandling.
What has been said by Phenom Hoops:
“The opposition simply had no one that could matchup with his combination of size, skill, and athleticism, which allowed him to touch the paint and finish at the rim whenever he desired. Joyner handled the ball, made plays in transition, and was a defensive dynamo from start to finish. He was definitely the most versatile player on the floor and should continue to be an incredible piece at the next level.” – Jeff Bendel in 2019
“Perhaps no player on this list is more unique than Joyner, who is already somewhat of a point-forward at the high school level. At 6-foot-7, he possesses a long list of favorable physical attributes but has also showcased an incredible array of guard skills, especially for his size. Joyner has great two-way versatility, able to create/initiate offense while defending four positions comfortably on the other end. He’s a terrific rebounder, despite having true strength, and knows how to locate the ball with consistency. Joyner can knock down jumpers at a solid rate, but looks the best when getting downhill, attacking the basket, and utilizing his length to finish. He already has a strong feel for the game, but looks likely to continue developing into a two-way dynamo.”