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: Michael Nwoko
Class: 2023
Committed to: Miami

What Was Said by Phenom Hoops:

“Nwoko came into North Carolina and made an immediate presence.  The Canadian big man went to The Burlington School and quickly made a name for himself with his strong presence, his power at the rim, his strength and ability to bully down in the paint, and his ability to be all over the boards.  And with a year under his belt at TBS, his game only continued to grow.  That is why schools like UCSB, Northwestern, Boston College, Texas A&M, Georgetown, North Carolina A&T, Creighton, and others have all entered the race for this dominating big man.”

“Though it might sound anti-climactic, there’s really nothing more to say about Nwoko and his solidified status as a high-major prospect. His combination of frame, strength, and mobility as an athletic 6-foot-9 post player immediately makes him an enticing piece for all types of programs. Nwoko is easily the most low-maintenance guy listed thus far, simply because he can find ways to produce without ever really needing touches or sets designed for him. He possesses solid touch, feel, and footwork around the basket, but doesn’t look to force the action. Nwoko can score as needed, but also brings obvious value with his presence as a rebounder and rim-protector.”

“Nwoko continues to make his presence well known in the paint, as the physical forward brings such a strong presence down in the post.  He can overpower opponents, embraces contact, and uses his length to get on the boards with his strong hands.  He has only continued to get better in his short time at TBS and the future looks bright for this rising 2023 big man.”

“This was our first true look at Nwoko at this event and the 2023 big man had a strong showing in both.  Everything you have heard about this young man is true, as he plays with a physical feel, brings a ton of power to the table, and finishes incredibly strong at the rim.  He doesn’t settle much down in the post, as well as being a physical force on the boards.”

“Given his size, strength, and sheer polish, it seems almost unfathomable that he’s in the Class of 2023. Nwoko is still somewhat of a quiet presence with this group, but the talent is already quite visible. He’s a big, physical post prospect with soft hands, interior toughness, and finishing ability. Nwoko is a reliable scorer with a slew of moves on the block, but can also abuse opponents in the dunker spot. Being a sturdy 6-foot-10, he poses an obvious threat as a defensive anchor and two-way rebounder. He runs the floor well in transition, understands how to get position, and is capable of making terrific passes out of the post. He also displayed useful shooting mechanics in drills, but seems to understand (and embrace) his advantages on the block. Nwoko is smart, athletic, and truly as valuable as anyone on the roster. It’s extremely difficult to envision a scenario where he doesn’t hold at least a dozen Division I offers by next season.”

“He’s a strong, physical big man with excellent size, polish on the block, and a clear understanding of how to embrace his identity on the court. Nwoko possesses a phenomenal frame, quality hands, and the necessary instincts to position himself for success as a two-way rebounder. He’s able to reliably finish with either hand, overwhelm opponents with his body, and utilize a blend of patience and footwork to get quality shots on a consistent basis. A ton of the appeal with Nwoko lies within his extremely steady presence; it’s nearly impossible to envision a scenario where he isn’t an absolute double-double machine this season.”