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: Desmond Kent
Class: 2024
Committed to: Lees-McRae

What Has Been Said:

“Next, we look at a player who has shown rapid improvements over the last calendar year, Desmond Kent Jr. He’s a skilled, athletic forward prospect with incredible length and ability in the midrange. Kent finishes really well around the basket, out of the post, and above the rim, but is a lethal threat from anywhere within fifteen feet. He’s a highly active defender and rebounder who makes his presence consistently felt on the glass. Kent forces turnovers at a nice rate and runs the floor properly in transition. He can also knock down three-pointers, move without the ball, and guard multiple positions defensively. Coach Collins on Kent: “Desmond is a very long, athletic player at 6-foot-5. He plays defense and talks on both ends of the floor. I would like to see him take care of the ball a little better and apply scoring pressure with a more consistent effort.” Kent did a lot of things well at camp and should be poised for a highly productive senior campaign with Central Cabarrus.”

“Kent was another player who excelled on the court (but it was a total team effort), displaying tremendous touch early on over defenders, finishing well with a soft release, and then showing more of his athleticism and length in finishing strong at the rim. He was tremendous on the boards as well, racking up 14 rebounds as well.”

“Kent was tremendous with his overall impact on both sides of the court. He uses his length extremely well, keeps the ball high, and has great touch in finishing around the basket and at the rim. But his activity level on the boards and also altering shots is impressive, as he filled up the stat sheet tonight.”

“Kent has seen his stock rise more than anyone over the year, and it is only a matter of time before college coaches come flocking his way even more, we truly believe that. Kent’s tremendous length, athleticism, skill set, and impact on both ends can’t be denied and he has only added more to his game. And what makes him even more intriguing is what he could continue to add at the collegiate level, working on his body and strength, and also showing how he can score in a variety of ways.”