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: Nick McMullen
Class: 2020
Committed to: Murray State

What he said:

“First off, I want to thank God for showing me there is beauty in the struggle and never giving up on me.  I want to thank my parents for making it possible for me to play this sport, no matter the cost or the sacrifice.  I want to thank all of Team Felton organization for allowing me to be apart of the team, learn and grow as a person over the years.  I want to thank my high school, Ben L. Smith, for taking me in with open arms, making me feel at home and really starting my recruiting process.  I want to personally thank all of the college coaches who believed in my ability to fit into the programs they run and be successful at their universities.  There have been so many people that helped me on my journey and I want to say I am grateful that there are people who will always be there for me through thick and thin when I need it.  With all that being said, I will be committing to Murray State University to continue my education and become apart of the family! #GoRacers”

What high school coach , Coach Derrick Partee, says:

“Murray is getting a hard-working young man that will do whatever it takes to compete.  He hasn’t reached his ceiling yet as a basketball player yet and I’m sure Coach McMahon can get it out of him.  Off the court, Nick won’t give them any issues and will help their APR.”

What AAU/ HS Coach Clarence Waddell says: 

“Coach McMahon and Murray State are getting a kid that has an extreme motor.  As long as he continues to work hard and puts his best foot forward, he will continue to have success.”

What does Murray State get:

“McMullen is a lengthy, no-nonsense post player with a great frame, great length, and a non-stop motor.  He is a player that enjoys doing the dirty work, the things other players don’t enjoy doing but show up huge in the win column.  It was fun watching his growth over the last few years but outside of normal growth and strength, what took him to the next level was his growth in confidence.” – Jamie Shaw

What Was Said by Phenom Hoops in the past:

“He’s a big, strong, athletic post prospect that plays with aggression and a nonstop motor. McMullen is a tenacious two-way rebounder that can overwhelm opponents with his strength and activity level. He displayed touch with either hand and was especially reliable when going to his left. McMullen has a tough, gritty, blue-collar approach on both ends of the floor and is capable of setting the tone on defense. Next in his development process is working on his ability to pass from the high post, as it would make him a more complete offensive threat. Coach Kelly on McMullen: “Nick is a big, strong player that rebounds extremely well. He’s the type of player that has a nose for the ball, especially on the offensive end. He provides you with extra offensive possessions and is a polished, fundamentally-sound post player. Nick is a tough kid that works hard and hustles.” – NC Top 80 in 2019

“We’re talking about a physically strong power forward that has impeccable rebounding instincts especially on the offensive end of the court. He has soft passer friendly hands, nifty footwork in the paint and the ability to step out and hit the midrange jumper.” – Rick Lewis from Game Recap in Jan, 2019