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: Isaiah Sutherland
Class: 2024
Committed to: Winston-Salem State

What Has Been Said:

“Another big man who has not only grown as a player but is truly understanding how he can impact the game on both sides of the court. Sutherland is an athletic forward who has really embraced his team, has been excellent in showing his ability to operate inside and out, finishes well and runs the floor extremely well, and is confident enough to step out to knock down perimeter shots. Watching this young man as a player, he has really developed into a strong force but I think he still has room for growth which makes him even more intriguing.”

“A very good showing from the big man today, being active and engaged, showing his ability to be a threat in stretching the court but also use his athleticism to be strong down in the paint and on the boards. He nearly finished with a double-double in the win, but his overall presence from multiple areas was impressive.”

“Given the appeal of a long, athletic, 6-foot-9 post prospect with the ability to space the floor and protect the rim, Sutherland remains one of the more perplexing recruiting situations in North Carolina. He checks all the boxes from a physical standpoint while displaying a useful identity on both ends of the floor. Sutherland finishes around the basket, controls the glass, and blocks shots at a nice volume. He excels as a rim-runner who can produce within the flow of the action.”

“Sutherland grabbed my attention and he looks like he has the right mindset in what he can provide to his team. Sutherland is a 6’9 athletic forward who showcased more of his understanding and feel around the basket, finishing over the shoulder with touch, attacking the rim with power, and also being able to stretch the court.’ But he also competed on the boards and defensively, blocking multiple shots at the event.”