Phenom Hoop Report

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Scouting Report:


Evaluator: Rick Lewis


Cell Phone: 704-902-4975

Twitter: @Coach_Rick57

Evaluator: Jamie Shaw


Cell Phone: 919-628-2662

Twitter: @jamieshaw5

Evaluator: Frank Bennett, 757 area Scout/Recruiting Analyst


Cell Phone: 757-235-7220

Twitter: @NorfolkKnights

Phenom Hoop Report Philosophy: 'Balanced, thorough, and detailed evaluations based upon the 3 P's philosophy of Performance, Production, and Potential'

Player: Mathew Obiagu

Class: 2020

HT: 6’6, 215 pounds

High School: The Carmel School, Ruther Glen VA

Personal: 15 year old Mathew Obiagu played his first varsity game in late December at Atlantic Shores and went 2-2 shooting the ball but grabbed 10 rebounds and blocked four shots. His brother is Florida State 7’0 freshman shot blocking phenom Ikechukwu Obiagu.

High School Coach Evaluation: Mathew is a big, strong, athletic kid. Only 15 and playing his first year of varsity basketball and only his second year basketball! He has tremendous upside. Has a high basketball IQ, picks up information quickly and wants to learn. He hates to lose! Mathew needs to work on his ball handling and shooting but has already made great strides in both areas. He is a strong post defender and rebounder. The outlook for Mathew is very promising as he is going to get much given his strong work ethic and desire to learn. Already at 6’6 and 215 pounds, has the potential to be one of the best big men in the area when he is done working and growing. Extra bonus: He is A,B student! – Coach Toby Campbell, Head Coach Carmel School, Ruther Glen VA

Coach Frank says: Mathew is a long and athletic shot blocker and rebounding machine with a solid, powerful frame. He is quick and can get up and down the floor with ease and rebounds outside of his area very well. His offense hasn’t quite caught up to his defense but the potential is certainly there, his coach's speak highly of his tremendous work ethic. Mathew is already an impact defensive presence. His first touch on the varsity level was impressive however as he caught the ball in the short corner and ripped it through driving baseline after a surprisingly explosive first step and drew contact. He does handle the ball fairly well and certainly well enough to get to the rim and score. He also showed good passing skills out of the post. Mathew has a great motor and pounds the glass on both ends. Has very good timing, quick elevation and a long wingspan that allows him to be an imposing shot blocking presence. I'm super excited about his upside. He has tremendous potential, will be a big time prospect!