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: Emmanuel Okpomo
Committed to: USF
What the Player Said:
Q: What made USF the place for you in the end?
Okpomo: “I just think I got more love from them and I found everything about USF interesting after I went for my official visit there. I basically thought that it’s the best decision for me and also the best fit.”
Q: What were some of the factors on the court that you liked and what is your relationship like with the staff there?
Okpomo: “I like how they go hard and also the coaches take their time in developing players individually. I mostly do have a good relationship with the head coach and some of the assistant coaches.”
Q: What are you hoping that you can provide to the team?
Okpomo: “I believe I can be a great impact like play great defense and getting all the big boards.”
What Was Said by Phenom Hoops:
“Emmanuel Okpomo could be the surprise or sleeper player for Oak Hill this season. While he is still somewhat raw offensively, he does sport good footwork in the paint and has a jump hook as his one go-to move. That being said, he will contribute heavily on the defensive end of the court. Sporting an enormous 7’6 wingman, Okpomo will be asked to know his role of being an elite level rim protector and actively crashed the boards on both ends of the court. We were really impressed with his ability to anticipate rebounds and in speaking with head coach Steve Smith, he stated, “Okpomo is excellent in defensive transition and has the footwork and mindset to properly make the right reads defensively. If Okpomo will defend the rim, rebound and run the floor in transition, any scoring will be the icing on the cake for this athletic and lengthy Okpomo.” – Rick Lewis in 2019