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: Matt Kirby
Class: 2024
Committed to: Mount Olive

What Has Been Said:

“The incredibly smart, rugged, unselfish manner in which he leads a team and sets the tone on both ends of the floor clearly separates him from most floor generals. Sure, Kirby doesn’t get the label of ‘big guard’ but he does earn the title of ‘consummate winner,’ and that should be considerably more valuable to the masses. He’s simply a steady, reliable player who instills a unique level of trust with the ball in his hands. Kirby possesses a tight handle, sharp vision, and a clear willingness to make the right play whenever possible. He utilizes his blinding first step to effortlessly break down opponents, touch the paint, and finish or set up others. Kirby is an efficient shooter and overall scorer who doesn’t force the action. He’s also an exceptional defender, both in the passing lanes and at the point of attack, and forces turnovers at a nonstop rate.”

“Kirby is another senior who played at a high level, continuously making plays and being that tough/scrappy guard on the court. Kirby is at his best when he is in attack mode, getting out in the open floor, attacking downhill, and simply finding ways to score or get to the line. Kirby is a warrior on the court who consistently produces.”

“There are so few point guards who really understand and embody the ideal of being a coach on the floor, but Kirby is within that small grouping. He’s a smart, tough, unselfish floor general with an excellent feel for how to properly run a team on both ends of the floor. Kirby is a poised ball-handler and creator for others, displaying patience, quickness, and a willingness to make the best available play with consistency. He’s a respectable scorer from all levels but typically looks to set up others and assert his scoring presence as needed. Kirby is also a legitimate defensive pest. He should warrant more attention from college coaches.”