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: Bishop Boswell
Committed to: Tennessee
What He Brings:
The Vols strike again here in North Carolina, as 2024 Bishop Boswell announced on Thursday that he would become part of the Tennessee program. He is the first commitment for the Vols in 2024, but it certainly is a building block in what they hope to be a strong class. Boswell, who is ranked as a Top-100 prospect, is a unique guard that brings an exciting game. When you talk about what he provides, he not only provides size at the guard position, but is a true playmaker on the court. He excels well with the ball in his hands, pushing the tempo, getting out and attacking, finding his teammates and setting them up with clever passes, and can also score the ball well finishing strong or knocking down shots. But he also knows how to play within the half-court offense, as he is a high IQ guard that can help run the show. His ability to change pace and play multiple ways will be highly interesting down the road for Tennessee, but it is for sure that the Vols strike big with his commitment.
What Has Been Said:
“He’s proven to be one of the most adaptable, yet productive players in the state—and now across the EYBL. They’ve rebounded extremely well as a committee, which explains their league-leading mark, but it certainly doesn’t hurt to get a healthy chunk of that from Boswell. He simply knows how to lead by example while doing the dirty work and setting the tone on both ends of the floor. Add in his IQ, athleticism, and malleable identity, and it honestly feels like not enough schools have gotten involved. He’s collected nine offers over the last calendar year (which is certainly a lot nowadays), but more high-major programs would be wise to pursue someone who can produce and mesh with any collection of teammates.”
“It’s been a fun journey watching the growth and development of Boswell. We first watched Boswell as an eighth grader playing for Team Hope and his stock has only continued to rise. Boswell is one of the best two-way guards in the country and his defensive game is equally impressive as his offensive game, which is a rarity with today’s players. We’re talking about a big, strong, and powerful point guard that can score from all three levels, but has the overall strength to overpower smaller guards. Last season, Boswell averaged 12 PPG, 4.3 RPG, and 5.3 APG which shows his complete all-around game. The high major point guard should see an increase in overall production and don’t be surprised to see “double-double” type games this season.”
“The time has flown by watching this young man on the court, and it has been great to see how he has developed into a big-time prospect. Boswell just knows how to make plays happen with the ball in his hands; pushing the tempo, reading and seeing the floor, dishing and setting up his teammates, creating well for himself, and just being a leader on the court. Expect him to only continue that his upcoming season and into his college career.”
“Given everything he’s showcased over the last month, it’s clear that Bishop Boswell is going to be more valuable than ever for this group. He’s simply a quality all-around player with a phenomenal blend of size, skill, and athleticism. Boswell is one of the best defenders in the state, especially among guards, and can actively toggle between multiple positions. His instincts, physicality, and sheer activity naturally cause problems for opponents on defense. He rebounds and forces turnovers at a healthy rate, which allows him to immediately push in transition and generate scoring chances for the team. Boswell is really fast (both with and without the ball), displays sharp quickness, and actively plays above the rim. That being said, his array of enticing physical tools doesn’t diminish or take away from his strides as an overall player. Boswell offers a very balanced, team-oriented identity on both ends of the floor. He’s able to initiate the offense, outwork his assignment on defense, and apply scoring pressure from all levels while consistently looking to make the right play. Boswell offers IQ, toughness, adaptability, and phenomenal energy. It’s surprising that he’s only collected one offer in the last eight months, but that feels guaranteed to change sooner than later.”