Player: Kany Tchanda
School: Sunrise Christian
Phenom Hoops was on deck at The Bash recently, which provided us a great opportunity to check back in with a player we have watched over the years in 2024 Kany Tchanda. Tchanda was once one of the top players in the state when he played at Concord Academy and Winston Salem Christian, before playing now at Sunrise Christian.
He is one that we have highlighted time after time, and his showing at the event continued to remind everyone that he is a developing big with a lot of potential and could be a nice steal for a future program. At the event, we had this to say after a 17-point performance:
“It was good to see our guy Tchanda on the court, as he led the way for his team. He was active on the court, was able to get second-chance opportunities, moved well on the glass, displayed the ability to pop out and stretch the court, and brought energy in attacking the boards. A sneaky big that deserves more attention.”
We also had this to say in the past:
“He displays touch and the ability to regularly finish above the rim offensively but can also knock down jumpers from midrange or beyond the arc. Tchanda is a quality rebounder and overall athlete who knows how to protect the rim and run the floor properly in transition. Again, his continued progression could lead to him becoming an absolutely unstoppable force. Folks should watch closely.”
Tchanda is a forward that holds multiple offers including Charlotte, Wichita State, Fresno State, Texas A&M, SMU, Charleston, Providence, Mississippi State, Arizona State, LMU, and recently added another from UCF. This is an unsigned senior that has only continued to showcase and develop his feel, and from what we saw could be a tremendous steal. His ability to run in transition and be effective using his size inside, finishing strong at the rim, while also being comfortable in stepping out continues to make him intriguing. Which is why we still believe he is a big man that shou be garnering more attention in the Class of 2024.
When speaking with Tchanda recently, he mentioned that he has continued to work on his game.
“It has been going really well,” Tchanda said. “I started to gain weight, learning more positions, and I’m able to play 3-5 easily now.”