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: Riley Allenspach
Class: 2023
Committed to: Western Kentucky

What Was Said by Phenom Hoops:

“When watching Allenspach at the Phenom Holiday Classic, one can see that he is becoming more fluid as an athlete as well as understanding how he can control the paint with his size.  His footwork has continued to improve, he is only getting stronger in the paint as he finishes better through contact and really controls the glass, and he continues to expand his comfort level from the mid-range and further out.”

“6’10 2023 Riley Allenspach continues to show that he is one of the most skilled bigs in his class. Great footwork in the post. Has the ability to score over both shoulders. Runs the floor well. Great passer / IQ for position #PhenomHolidayClassic” – Tyler Lewis

“2023 Riley Allenspach (Providence Day) has been a force down in the paint. Really been impressed with his ability to finish through contact.” – Patrick O’Brien

“2023 Riley Allenspach is making his mark here in the paint, showing a terrific touch around the basket and looking more comfortable with his game. This young man continues to elevate his play every time we see him. #PhenomHolidayClassic.” – Patrick O’Brien

“He’s clearly made strides within his development (as most big men do around this stage) over the recent months. Make no mistake, Allenspach has been a primary leader for this group all season long, but these constant flashes of sheer dominance were somewhat unforeseen. Regardless, he’s really transitioned into a steady, reliable, low-maintenance center with a fundamental, straightforward identity. Allenspach provides a lot of useful traits and abilities, but his offensive polish is arguably his most appealing quality. He possesses touch with either hand, and finishes well over either shoulder or above the rim—but also spaces the floor at a high percentage. Allenspach also displays great effort, footwork, and unselfishness. He’s a useful screener with the ability to effectively pop or roll, and score from either avenue. Additionally, Allenspach is a nice two-way rebounder with strong positioning. He runs the floor well and capitalizes very frequently on transition opportunities.”