Player: Jeremy Foumena
School: Orangeville Prep
When you watch as many games as we do at Phenom Hoops, you come across players that really can puzzle you. Why? When you watch them on the court, how they operate, their skill set, and feel for the game, and then you check out their offer list and see that the player doesn’t hold one offer yet… it can confuse you at times.
But we are going to tell you now, 2022 6’11 Jeremy Foumena is one that college coaches of multiple levels should not want to miss out on. We have watched him quite a few times now, first being at The Bash in South Carolina and then again on Wednesday night, Foumena is an incredibly skilled center. Wednesday night against J. Addison, the senior center went off for 34 points on 73 percent shooting, going 2-for-3 from three, and also securing 12 rebounds per game. And on the season, Foumena is averaging 22 points and 12 rebounds per game.
When you dive more into his game and how he plays, Foumena is a very fluid big man on the court. He moves extremely well with or without the ball, runs the floor, plays with a tremendous motor, understands how to seal off his defender and be a force down in the paint, but also showcases his ability to operate from the mid-range and from behind the arc. Foumena makes himself very long and I really like his activity on the floor; always moving and working hard on the glass.
When speaking to his coaches more, there are a few schools that have been showing interest his way but once you watch his film and some of his games, you can see that there is a lot to like about this center from Canada and he should have college coaches looking to offer. And I still think there is room for him to grow, get stronger, and be an even bigger force…
Coach’s Breakdown (Coach Austin Mays):
“Jeremy Foumena is one of kind. A versatile 6’11 center who can start the break, rebound at a high level, runs the floor extremely well & has a great post-up game. Jeremy has grown to improve his perimeter shooting as he’s shown he can consistently knock down elbow mid-range shots & top of the key 3’s. His 7’2 wingspan, 9’1 standing reach makes opposing teams hard to score at the rim or try to shoot over him. His love for the game is unmatched. He wants to be coached, he wants to be held accountable, & he wants to win. He is college-ready & will be a major impact to a college program.”