Every year around this time, it feels like there are a lot of college-level players who aren't being appropriately recruited. While each college coach has their own plan and way of conducting business, it's unclear if waiting until the eleventh hour to pursue these kids is truly advantageous for any of the parties involved. Take someone like Joe Rhyne, for example. He's played for shoe-circuit programs and a yearly title contender in Gaston Christian, yet should have way more action within his recruitment. Let's take a closer look at his identity and accomplishments over the years'
For starters, it's worth noting that Rhyne is firmly in the discussion as one of the best shooters in the Carolinas. Last season, Rhyne hit 110 three-pointers at a ridiculously high 45% clip. That being said, he's more than just a spot-up threat, as evidenced by his 101 assists to 23 turnovers and general understanding of how to produce within a primary role for a high-level team. Between his 50-45-90 (FG-3P-FT) shooting splits and overall volume, Rhyne is easily one of the most efficient players around. He's also shown the ability to heat up quickly and take over games, notching eight performances of 20+ points and ten contests of 5+ made three-pointers. Rhyne's per-game averages of 13.2 PPG, 3.4 RPG, 3.3 APG, and 1.3 SPG should speak to his overall value for the Eagles.
Furthermore, Rhyne has only continued to expand his game and take on more challenging tasks. He's added muscle while developing as a defender, ball-handler, and overall creator. Rhyne is capable of doing a variety of different things on the court, but still does a phenomenal job of playing to his strengths on both ends of the floor. Expect his recruitment to take a huge leap going forward.