Player: John Tastinger
School: Rabun Gap Nacoochee
Stats: 19 points per game/ 15 made 3-pointers
Tastinger has been a frequent producer at Phenom Hoops’ event over the years and it seems like he is taking that into his high school season. The junior guard has had a solid start the season so far but let’s take a look back at what has been said recently from Phenom Hoops.
“He’s a smart, skilled guard prospect that can operate from either backcourt position and place a strong emphasis on setting up others or applying scoring pressure from all three levels. Next in his development process is working on his transition defense, as it would make him a more complete player. Coach Simmons on Tastinger: “John has a lot of tools in his bag. He is an all-around fundamental player that can lead a team or be a reliable two-way way. He has good range on his three-point shot and nice moves going to the basket. I was very impressed with the way he drove to the basket. He also crashes the offensive glass extremely hard and had a lot of offensive rebounds throughout the day. He has game, point blank! He is very capable of taking over a game and putting a team on his shoulders.” – Phenom WNC 150 evaluation
“Smooth combo guard who completes every possession. John has worked on his game all summer, plays with a lot of confidence and it’s all coming together at the right time.” – Summer Havoc in 2019