This past weekend, Phenom Hoops concluded the travel ball season in Rock Hill, South Carolina with our annual Summer Finale. These events always end up being more interesting than anticipated, as circuit teams have already shut down and kids are playing with other organizations. This usually results in high-level players teaming up and putting on a show. The Outwork Family squad certainly fits this bill, as they arguably had the most loaded roster on display'featuring guys like Sadiq White, Jahseem Felton, Bishop Boswell, Caden Giles, Erich Harding and multiple others. That being said, JJ Rembert consistently shined as one of their toughest pieces. Let's take a deeper look'
It all starts with his unique blend of IQ, quickness, and nonstop energy. Opposing guards are essentially put in a torture chamber whenever Rembert is defending at the point of attack. He's so unbelievably quick and anticipates every movement extremely well, allowing him to mirror opposing ball-handlers and force turnovers at an exceptional rate. His attached-to-the-hip approach is really difficult for others to handle, much less replicate on their own. Rembert's incredibly high motor naturally leads to him making hustle plays and outworking opponents on both ends of the floor. Additionally, he's a smart, unselfish floor general who understands how to consistently set up others (or finish) as a penetrator and downhill force. Rembert plays well through contact, makes intelligent decisions with the ball, and scores within the flow of the action. He also rebounds well for his size.
Going into his senior year, the point guard should be a vital contributor for Legacy Early College. His willingness to do the little things and adapt to whatever the team needs will make him a definite difference-maker. Rembert should already appeal to a slew of college programs, but expect more schools to get involved over the coming months.