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: Michael Dulin
Class: 2021
Committed to: William Peace University

What the Player Said:

PHR: What made Williams Peace University the place for you in the end?
Dulin: During my visit, I could see myself playing ball for Coach Stokes and Coach Shields.  I felt comfortable in the environment.  Coach Stokes shared with me and my family about his journey.

PHR: What did they have to say when you told them that you were committing to them?
Dulin: Coach Stokes said he was hyped to have me.  He also said he can’t wait to tell Coach Shields.

PHR: Have they discussed with you on how they would like to use you on the court?
Dulin: During our visit, he told me Peace shoots a lot of three’s and they play fast.

PHR: What other factors went into your decision?
Dulin: I had long talks with my mom and dad.  My mom spoke to Coach Hodges about my other school choices.  It was important for me to choose a school where I felt comfortable both academically and playing ball.  I like the idea of Peace helping me find an internship and I have an opportunity to take classes at NC State.  Being in a decent size city was also a factor.

What Was Said by Phenom Hoops:

“He’s a long, wiry, athletic wing prospect with the ability to score in a variety of ways while effectively containing his assignment and rebounding the ball on both ends of the floor. Next in his development process is working to become a craftier ball-handler, as it would make him a more lethal offensive threat. Coach English on Dulin: “Michael is very athletic and finishes well around the rim. He’s a good rebounder that plays hard on both ends of the floor. Michael runs the floor well on the break and is very aggressive when going to the basket. He is an effective ball-handler and can shoot the three-pointer. Michael is a good teammate and looks to make the extra pass whenever available. He was a pleasure to coach.” – All-American Camp Evaluation

“Seven years ago, I was cut from my AAU team,” he said. “I tried out for my middle school team in seventh grade and I was cut. The same year, I was cut from my other team. As a freshman, I didn’t play much on JV. In my sophomore year, I spent more time in the gym with my trainer, Coach Dante, which helped improve my shot and skill set. Prior to joining the Riptide, I played with Pro Skills and Coach Jeff Matuszko saw the potential that I had and introduced me to the Riptide. Immediately, I saw how well the Riptide played and knew I wanted to be on this team. My game has improved from being cut in the past. Over the last eight months, I’ve been putting in countless hours in my driveway to get better. I also work with Coach Brandt; he has helped me increase my vertical by doing different workouts.” – Dulin on his background story

“Dulin does a tremendous job in his ability to blend in scoring and being a playmaker on the court.  What makes him so tough on the court is that one can use him in so many ways and his length creates trouble for defenders, as he attacks the basket well but is also unselfish.” – Halloween Havoc 2020