Over the weekend, Phenom Hoops headed down to Spartanburg to check out the #FBITipOff19, featuring some of the top programs from the state of South Carolina at Dorman high school. The talent was outstanding, getting a chance to see several high-major athletes kick off their season.
Dorman high school was one of those programs that impressed in a big way, as they look primed for another state championship run once again. Loaded with talents such as Myles Tate and PJ Hall, both committed already, we also got a chance to see the talent of the future.
2022 6’9 Noah Clowney is yet ANOTHER big-time prospect coming through the doors at Dorman, sitting behind the likes of PJ Hall and Justin Amadi right now. But against Peachtree Ridge, he was able to give us yet another chance to see what he is capable of doing.
We first got a glimpse of the sophomore big at the Upward Stars Combine back in October. Of course, his 6’9 lengthy frame stands out immediately but he also possesses tremendous athleticism, great timing, and can really attack the glass.
When speaking to Clowney after the event, those have been a few focuses he has been working on.
“On the court, my main focuses are to play great defense and to get every rebound possible, offensively and defensively,” he told Phenom Hoops. “I’ve tremendously improved my post-work and look forward to continuing that as well as improving my jump shot.”
The sophomore big also displayed tremendous ability to finish strong above the rim, run the floor well, and can be a difference-maker on the defensive end. And he is only scratching the surface.
But getting a chance to play behind players like Hall and Amadi has been a big help for Clowney, giving him a chance to see what it is like to go up against premier talent.
“It’s a great learning experience while playing under a superstar,” he said. “It all begins in practice where we work hard every day and not only do I learn physically how to be a better player but mentally and how to become a leader myself one day.”
It may be only the start for him but college coaches are already taking notice, as he has received interest from schools like Texas Tech, Auburn and Virginia Tech.
One thing is for sure though, Dorman seems to be in good hands down the road with the young talent, which includes 6’9 Noah Clowney.
What was said before by Phenom Hoops:
“As much attention as Dorman receives, it’s surprising that more noise isn’t being made about Noah Clowney and his addition to the powerhouse program. The big man has elite size and moves with incredible fluidity, which is already enough to get excited about. Add in his quality athleticism, improving frame, and quality defensive timing and Clowney should be a no-brainer for Division I coaches. He knows how to utilize his length and body to control the glass while altering shots at a phenomenal rate. Clowney displayed nice touch with both hands, finished above the rim, and was able to knock down the occasional mid-range jumper. Honestly, he’s not even close to his ceiling right now, but that’s a massive part of what makes him so special. Clowney already checks a ton of boxes and should become a recruiting priority for a variety of programs going forward.” – Jeff Bendel from Upward Stars Combine in Oct 2019