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: Austin Swartz
Committed to: Miami
What Was Said by Phenom:
“Aside from the previous entry, no player on display was a better all-around leader than Austin Swartz. Between his IQ, mentality, and well-rounded skillset, it would be impossible to find any negatives in his showing from this past weekend. Playing up an age group with CB Hoops, Swartz effortlessly dictated the tempo and overall action for this squad from start to finish. He shot the ball at a high level from beyond the arc, but also highlighted vision and an array of finishes and pull-ups. Swartz really embraced setting the tone in every facet of the game, which was especially evident in his approach as a defender and rebounder. His willingness to battle on the glass allowed him to push transition play at a seemingly nonstop rate, where he made intelligent decisions with the ball in his hands. He also looked comfortable containing multiple positions defensively. Although Swartz has already been a quality, productive player for quite a while, he seems to continue making clear strides within his progression. Expect Swartz to be a major contributor for Cannon next season.”
“At his size already, Swartz does a tremendous job in being one of the primary leaders and generals on the court but also combining that with his smooth scoring ability. Offensively, he displayed great touch and confidence on his outside jumper, knocking down multiple shots with range (whether from three or mid-range) or understanding how to create and find open spots on the floor. But don’t just call him a high-level shooter because he uses that size to his advantage in getting to the rack and finishing; really showing a nice balance from all levels. Outside of his scoring, his vision and feel for getting his teammates involved was big-time, delivering several phenomenal and on-time passes for easy baskets for his teammates; but they were never forced. Add all that on top of his ability to create for himself, his ability to help on the boards, dictate the offense/ tempo, there is just so much to like with his game.”
“We will start this article off this way… Austin Swartz should be a nationally recognized prospect by all outlets. Swartz’s game looks to translate well at the next level and he is showing so much more of his all-around game along with just how big of a prolific scorer he can be. When talking about his game, everyone knows his ability to be a fluid 3-level scorer, with an effortless jumper, and his ability to make tough shots look easy. But what we are now noticing more is his playmaking ability, his vision and court sense, and his off-the-charts IQ to get others involved. Swartz simply put on a show throughout the event and should see his recruitment skyrocket.”
“Even though Swartz’s team came up short, he did everything he could to help his team. Swartz simply as the ability to make and create for himself, creating and getting inside to finish or get to the line, or his elite ability to knock down shots from behind the arc. No matter where he is on the floor, he is making plays for himself or for teammates. Really impressed with his court awareness once again and seeing the entire floor for his teammates.”
“Swartz is really starting to enter another level with his game, and his offer sheet should really continue to grow after this season. Swartz was scoring all over the court and from all three levels, but what really grabbed our attention was his ability to handle, see the floor, and make high-IQ passes and plays for his team. He was off the charts and showing it all, which is why his recruitment should only continue to grow.”