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: Paul McNeil
Committed to: NC State
What Was Said by Phenom Hoops:
“McNeil is special… it is easy to see when you truly sit down to watch his game. He has terrific size and a skill set to match, making him a tough matchup for any opponent. He showed all throughout the event his ability to impact the game and is showing he has that takeover ability (showed it on Day 3 with 37 points). McNeil’s feel is special, showing that he is more than just a perimeter game; he brings more of an assertive feel, gets downhill, and finishes with great body control, while on top of his ability to rise up over defenders and knock down shots from all levels. He also does a tremendous job using his size in rebounding and blocking shots, while also turning it into transition. It is easy to see why schools are already coming hard his way.”
“No shocker here, as 2024 Paul McNeil continues to dominate on the court. It was great to see him once again, as he showcased his ability to knock down shots from all levels and with a ton of confidence. At his size, he does a great job in rising up over defenders to hit shots, finishing around the basket and at the rim, and simply filling it up. But what also impressed us was his vision and delivering on-point passes to his teammates; an underrated factor in his game.”
“Even for those who don’t closely follow high school basketball, McNeil should already be a well-known name throughout the country. After winning North Carolina’s Gatorade POY award, he became just the second men’s player of the millennium to receive the honor two full seasons removed from his graduation year (joining Jaden Bradley). He posted insane per-game averages of 24.5 PPG, 9.7 RPG, 3.8 APG, 1.7 SPG, and 1.8 BPG with 49/31/81 shooting splits. While impressive, those statistics don’t even account for his care with the ball (1.1 TPG and 3.32:1 AST:TO ratio) or the copious amount of defensive pressure he receives on a nightly basis. In most cases, trying to contain him with one defender is simply not a viable option. Calling McNeil “special” is far from a hot take since he’s arguably as impressive as any notable North Carolina prospect in recent memory.”
“It is no surprise to find this young man on the list of standouts so early. One of the top players in the state for his class, McNeil continues to show flashes and put up big numbers to help his team. Not only does he produce but it is how he produces, scoring any way he wants, from all levels, and with ease. Such a talented young prospect coming up in NC.”