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: Ta’Korrie Faison
Committed to: East Carolina
What Was Said by Phenom Hoops:
“Even despite the appeal of transfers and kneejerk win-now moves, someone like Faison should already be an actual priority for a variety of programs. Let’s deduce it like this: the kid is more than talented enough with the production and translatable skillset to back it up. He’s built like a tank, yet possesses effortless explosiveness. Add in the fact that the most athletic guy in majority of gyms is now shooting 50% from beyond the arc, and offering a scholarship just seems like an obvious move. While Faison isn’t trying to break down defenders and hit step-back jumpers off the bounce, his transition into becoming a reliable floor-spacer only makes him more enticing. His tough, active, blue-collar foundation (and willingness to embrace said identity) will always make him a productive piece—regardless of setting or context.”
“Faison would describe his game as an all-around type of player but would specifically say that his strengths on the floor would be his offensive capabilities, being able to take defenders inside and out and using multiple moves to get by defenders. He also is hoping to continue to expand his game and versatility on the floor, working on his guard skills and being a leader on the court.”
“Faison is starting to see his recruitment pick up, but he is one that should see more offers come his way with his HUGE production. The 6’7 prospect brings such physicality and understands how to play strong and through contact offensively, but just has a knack for outworking opponents on the boards. He is averaging an impressive 25.8ppg and 12.6rpg this season for Goldsboro.”
“One of the most athletic players at last year’s #NCTop80 camp, Takorrie Faison has proven more than once that his capabilities on the floor span past his highflying nature. Faison shows an ability to hit an array of tough jump shots, in addition to his athletic presence. I believe he’s a scholarship-level player that some people may have sitting in a box due to his athletic reputation. I suggest on-lookers pay closet attention to the developments in his game, specifically his shooting.”
“Rebounding is probably an underrated skill within the bigger scheme of today’s current basketball landscape, and Faison is arguably the best rebounder across all classes in North Carolina. He’s a strong, physical, explosive forward prospect who has clearly developed the entirety of his skillset over the last calendar year. Faison is nearly unstoppable in transition or around the basket, and possesses an extremely quick second and third jump (especially for someone with such a built frame) to accumulate and capitalize on second-chance opportunities. Faison is reliable defensively, moves well without the ball, and displays a quality feel for the game on either end of the floor. His video game-like numbers speak for themselves.”