Each and every time Phenom Hoops 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: Bobby Cannon
Committed to: New Orleans
What Has Been Said:
“It doesn’t seem that long ago when ‘Bobby Cannon’ was merely an intriguing name on MaxPreps from Woodson High School who was among the top freshmen in rebounds and blocked shots. However, his game has grown exponentially since then. Cannon has gone from a pure rim-runner to a true matchup problem. People are quick to point out his lack of strength, but let’s clear up any confusion: Cannon would be recruited by pretty much every school in the country if he were built like Duren or someone of that nature. Why is that worth mentioning? Because it should help the masses understand that 6-foot-10 big men with his skillset and array of tools simply don’t come around very often. Cannon is a mismatch for majority of interior opponents. Sure, some guys are definitely strong enough to make an impact, but he possesses insane length and utilizes it extremely well to combat his lack of raw strength. Add in his mobility, athleticism, perimeter skill, and aforementioned interior ability, and Cannon should definitely be a more coveted prospect. He’s become a knockdown shooter from beyond the arc, but also hits midrange jumpers, turnarounds from the post, and finishes at a nice rate around the basket. Cannon is long enough to extend above the outstretched arms of contesting defenders, specifically as a three-point shooter, and also recognizes when to attack closeouts. His handle has improved to the point of being able to actually make plays off the bounce, which isn’t really a necessity for a big man but it certainly makes him more difficult for opponents to contain. He possesses great timing as a rebounder and rim-protector, and will only become better in those areas with additional strength.”
“He’s a long, athletic post prospect with a quality amount of skill for his size/position. Cannon is a useful interior finisher and reliable floor-spacer from the perimeter. He can post-up, spot-up, or attack off the dribble. He involves himself in the rebounding battle and blocks shots very well around the basket. Cannon utilizes his length to cause problems for opponents on both ends of the floor. Coach Bynum on Cannon: “Bobby is a tremendously gifted athlete. He’s long, rangy, and shoots the ball well from beyond the arc. Shot selection can be improved at times. Bobby wants to win but is still learning how to contribute fully with his talents. I can definitely see him making strides at the next level.” Cannon showcased a lot of ability at camp, securing the Offense Award, and will be a prospect for college coaches to watch closely over his senior season with Forsyth Country Day.”
“What a camp it was for Cannon, as he impressed me extremely with his mindset, his leadership, and the offensive showing he put on at the camp. Averaging 21 points per game, Cannon was operating from all levels as the 6’10 prospect and was an effective scorer throughout. With his length and ability to finish around the basket as well as step out, Cannon came to the camp as a man on a mission and proved himself.”