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: Jackson Holt
Committed to: Eastern Kentucky
What Was Said by Phenom Hoops:
“He’s a steady, unselfish, team-first wing prospect with the ability to genuinely thrive without requiring the ball in his hands. Next in his development process is working to become quicker, as it will make him a better defender against opposing guards. Coach Dre on Holt: “I am a huge Jackson fan! This young man was so impressive. By now, he is known throughout the state for being a marksman—and he definitely didn’t disappoint. Coaches need shooting at every level, and I believe this kid has ability as a shot-maker at the next level. As a coach, you are more surprised when he misses. I could go on and on about his shooting, but it’s his moxie, grit, and will to win that impressed me the most. Jackson is an ultimate team guy! “Yes sir” type of guy who does whatever is asked of him. This camp is for elite players and, whenever I needed a defensive stop, I had him guarding every position on the floor. When our big man got injured, I put Jackson on a 6-foot-10 kid and he contested every shot. I didn’t see him get scored on once throughout camp. He has great defensive instincts and timing. Given how he carries himself, I believe he has been under great coaching. This man will help any program at any level because the bottom line is: he will do whatever it takes to win. 100% stamped, Mr. Holt is that guy!” Holt proved to be an asset throughout camp and should be a priority for various scholarship-level programs.”
“Given the ‘shooting is always at a high premium’ statement above, Jackson Holt’s value shouldn’t require any explanation. He’s quite possibly the best, most reliable three-point shooter in the state. While the numbers aren’t readily accessible, one would have to imagine Holt made as many jumpers from beyond the arc as any noteworthy name. He shined as the perfect floor-spacing cog for Moravian Prep. Holt’s steady, low-maintenance identity allowed him to actively assert his spot-up presence within the flow of the action. He never forces the action or looks to play outside of his comfort zone. Holt possesses picturesque shooting mechanics, doesn’t take bad shots, and moves extremely well to locate open opportunities. Expect him to be a difference-maker wherever he ends up.”
“College programs always need shooters and Holt may be considered one of the best perimeter threats in the state. The senior guard has such a fluid shooting stroke and gets to his spots incredibly well. He has the ultimate green light when he is on the court and he can be a game-changer when he is on; most of the time, you are more surprised with him missing a shot than making. On countless occasions, he has hit five or more threes in a game and he can do the same for a program at the next level.”