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: Jordan Simpson
Committed to: South Carolina State
What Was Said by Phenom Hoops:
Arguably no prospect on this list has changed their identity more in the last calendar year than Simpson, who certainly has the makings of a useful scholarship-level prospect. He made a visible shift in his approach as an overall teammate, which allowed his phenomenal array of tools to naturally shine. Simpson is a strong, physical, athletic wing prospect with size, toughness, and a sturdy frame. He’s a nice penetrator and pull-up shooter from midrange, but can also knock down three-point jumpers and assume some secondary playmaking skills as needed. Simpson also makes his presence felt as a defender and rebounder, yet still has clear upside in those areas. He should have an extremely productive upcoming season.”
“He’s posting nightly averages of 19.0 PPG, 5.6 RPG, and 2.6 SPG while shooting an insane 66% from the floor (and an even more ridiculous 74% from inside the arc (on 232 attempts)). Add in his frame, athleticism, and continued upside, and there should be a slew of scholarship-level programs getting involved. Simpson is the clear leader of a successful Orangeburg-Wilkinson squad (21-2), and has been the best player on the floor in multiple key matchups. The market for a strong, productive, 6-foot-5 wing prospect should definitely appeal to a variety of programs.”
“He’s a long, wiry wing prospect with a clear identity and team-first approach on both ends of the floor. Simpson is a useful ball-handler and passer with solid vision, but he embraces his role as a knockdown shooter and high-level spot-up threat. He’s absolutely lights-out from mid-range and beyond the arc, and moves without the ball as well as anyone from camp. Simpson displays a nice IQ when pursuing rebounds, able to position himself properly and utilize his length to secure extra possessions.”