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: Bryson Cokley
Committed to: George Mason
What Was Said by Phenom Hoops:
“Next, we look at a player who truly possesses all the necessary tools to become a noteworthy name, Bryson Cokley. He’s a long, skilled, athletic wing prospect with IQ, creation skills, and an obvious amount of offensive polish. Cokley moves well without the ball to find scoring opportunities, but also has no issue generating space for himself off the bounce. He’s a capable defender, strong rebounder, and quality presence in transition. Coach Bates on Cokley: “Bryson is a good catch-and-shoot player. He possesses a good skillset. Played with a low motor today; I was expecting more energy from him. Bryson has to continue playing hard when things don’t go his way. He’s offensive-minded and can really put the ball in the hoop, just didn’t seem all the way there today. Undoubtedly has the ability.” Cokley highlighted some quality flashes during his time at camp, and should receive attention from college coaches during his potential breakout season at Christ School.” – NC Top 80 Evaluation
“While we currently have Cokley ranked No. 13 in our absolutely loaded North Carolina 2024 class. That being said, we expect a breakout year for Cokley. We’re talking about a strong, long-armed shooting guard that has excellent elevation on his jump shot and is terrific coming off screens. More importantly, Cokley is playing with more confidence and a sense of urgency. There’s no question, Cokley has all the physical tools and skillset to play at the high major level, it’s just a matter of putting it all together. Phenom’s Jeff Bendel stated, “Cokley truly possesses the making of a high level prospect. He’s smart, well-rounded athlete. Efficient from all levels and capable of creating off the bounce, not to mention a used rebounder and defender.” From our viewing at open gym, we were impressed with his work ethic and attention to detail on the defensive side of the ball.”
“Given everything he’s done over these last few weekends, no one should be surprised to see Cokley standing out as a major contributor. He’s a long, athletic, shot-making wing prospect with size and the ability to produce with or without the ball in his hands. Cokley plays well within the confines of the team structure and knows how to capitalize on his opportunities. Although he’s shooting the ball at a high percentage, Cokley also finishes effectively at the rim.”
“Cokley was strong on Day 2 of the LaMelo Ball Invitational. He has continued to improve his game and rising his stock on the floor, as he was able to show how effective he can be off the ball, get to his spots and continue to be a threat from the perimeter (hit three 3=pointers), and his impact on the defensive end especially defending multiple positions.”