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Noteworthy Bigs to start eyeing more from Coach Rick’s TOC

2023 6’10 Tai Hamilton (ACE Elite): Hamilton has been a name popping up more and more this summer and deservingly so. At 6’10 and with his fluidity, there is certainly a place for him at the next level and he is one big that you can still work with and develop. But he utilizes his length well, whether it is being active on the boards or protecting the rim, but he also runs the floor well at...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Coach Rick’s TOC (Session 2, Day 3)

2024 Reece Ketron (GATA): The 6’9 forward was a nice presence down in the paint for his team, using his length well to his advantage and staying engaged on the floor.  The forward moves well, running the floor on both ends, getting to his spots in the post, showing a nice feel with his back to the basket, and being extremely active on the boards.  He created multiple second-chance opportunities...

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Sean’s Standouts: Phenom Grassroots TOC (Day 2, Part 2)

By; Sean Halloran 2024 6’9 (GATA Academy Elite) Reece Ketron Reece Ketron was one of the better big-men that I have watched yet this weekend. Ketron maintains a big presence inside the paint, with his lengthy frame he affects shots all-around the rim. He consistently played with a high-motor on both ends of the floor and displayed a nice touch inside when fed by his guards. Ketron has the tools...

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New Names to Add to the List: Rising Bigs from Phenom Challenge

Jamarcus Wilkins The Phenom Challenge was a great event that provided us several new names to the scene, especially some young big’s that will be ones to watch in the coming years. Here though are five players that captured our eyes in how they were able to make their presence known on the court down low. 2023 6’7 Jamarcus Wilkins (Upstate Select): Wilkins was a player that we got to watch...

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