The Phenom Grassroots TOC is this weekend in Rock Hill/Fort Mill, as it is the first LIVE Period with Phenom Hoops this season. The talent pool runs deep throughout and we want to give college coaches a leg up on who to watch and who will be in action. Here are a few players to check out for each team, presented by the head coach.
GATA Academy 17u
Name: Jackson Crawford
Review: Shifty and crafty ball handler that understands possessions and takes care of the ball. He is the engine of his team keeping everyone involved while having the ability to score at all three levels. High IQ, great vision, and a solid on-ball defender that can score off the bounce, from behind the arc and has a tremendous mid-range game. Leader!!
Name: Eli Allen
Position: CG/ SF
Review: Can play positions 1-3, solid court vision, high motor and has knack for finding the ball. Great teammate with the ability to finish at the rim and a sneaky good defender that will bring some steals back to his team.
Name: Ryan Steger
Review: Young man can shoot it with tremendous range, moves well off the ball, has high IQ that really understands the game. Improved rebounder from guard slot and a solid on-ball defender
Name: Josiah Banks
Review: Lengthy frame, super athletic that loves to compete on both ends. Finishes well at the rim, has great footwork in the paint, and can surprise you with the ability to step out and shoot it