Each and every time Phenom Hoops 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: Corey Gaines
Class: 2023
Committed to: Erskine

What Was Said by Phenom Hoops:

'Gaines is an exceptional leader on both ends of the floor. His grit and toughness are such an important part of his identity, as it directly correlates within his lockdown defensive presence and ability to consistently play through contact. Gaines is a reliable scorer with the necessary quickness and penetration instincts to touch the paint and make plays at a strong rate. He displays a nice change of pace off the bounce, which allows him to keep opponents on their heels at all times. Gaines is a quality midrange threat and capable three-point shooter who finishes really well around the basket, especially for his size. He also rebounds the ball well for his size, makes hustle plays whenever possible, and understands how to outwork his assignment on either side of the ball. Gaines simply contributes to winning.'

'Gaines is the heart of an offense and defense. This 5'9 senior may be on the smaller side, but he plays a big game. He is waiting for you on the defensive end to force a turnover or he is coming down leading the offense for his team. He moves without the ball and with the ball creating shots for not only himself but his teammates as well. He is an all-around leader, being helpful wherever he is needed on the floor.'

'Gaines is one that doesn't always get the spotlight for his team but I have a feeling that he is going to be a name you hear more about as a senior this year.  Gaston Christian lost some key guys and this is a chance for Gaines to really showcase his impact both offensively and defensively.  He is a scrappy guard defensively that sets the tone but he also is a tough, high-motor guard that can make plays, knock down shots, and be a leader on the court.'

'Between his time at Chambers and Gaston Christian, folks should already know about Gaines and everything he brings to the table. He's a tough, scrappy, high-motor guard prospect who hits jumpers at a high clip and understands how to effectively set the tone on both ends of the floor. Gaines clearly stood out as a leader for this group, dictating the offense, creating for others, and consistently overwhelming his assignment on defense. While he doesn't possess a ton of size, Gaines is the type of smart, rugged, team-oriented player who will win a lot of games at the next level.'