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: Marcus Boykin
Class: 2020
Committed to: Barton College

What the Player Said:

PHR: What made Barton College the place for you in the end?

Boykin: I chose Barton because I love the school’s atmosphere, the coaching staff is always willing to go the extra mile, not just on the court but in the classroom as well.  I spent a lot of time becoming familiar with the campus and players while visiting my brother Michael who just graduated from Barton.

PHR: What kind of relationship did you build with the coaching staff?

Boykin: It wasn’t hard building a relationship with them being that we have been dealing with them the past four years.

PHR: What are they hoping you can provide on the court for them in the coming years?

Boykin: They are looking for me to be a threat on the offensive and defensive end, as well as rebounding the ball at a high level.

PHR: What will your focus be this offseason to prepare for the coming years at the next level?

Boykin: Getting stronger, faster, and learning to take the bump is a big focus for me right now.

What Was Said by Phenom Hoops:

“Often times, it seems like college coaches are recruiting a specific type of player to fit an ideal mold put in place by the coaching staff based on former successes. Based on that notion, it seems criminal that Boykin doesn’t already hold over a dozen scholarship offers to play at the next level. It’s almost as if playing within (and maximizing) a phenomenal role with an extremely successful Trinity Christian team has actually hurt him rather than help him. That feels simply ridiculous since his value should be higher given his pure efficiency and production, in addition to his ability to expand and assume more responsibilities whenever necessary. Boykin possesses an exceptional blend of IQ, skill, strength, athleticism, and two-way toughness along with a terrific balance between playmaking and three-level scoring. He understands how to properly shut down opposing guards, force turnovers, and make his presence consistently felt on offense.” – Unsigned Senior report in 2020