On Monday, Phenom Hoops traveled down to the Rock Hill Sports and Events Center in Rock Hill, South Carolina for another quality event with a talented field of teams. The 12-game slate offered a ton of intrigue subplots and storylines along the way, so let’s take a closer look at some of the available, less-discussed prospects that college coaches should be pursuing…
6’4 Jeremy Baker (Liberty Heights)
After being the only returning piece from last year’s squad, it’s easy to see the seamless transition for Baker as a reliable, versatile two-way cog with their current group. He’s a big, sturdy wing prospect with ball skills, passing vision, defensive flexibility, and quality rebounding instincts for his size/position. Baker is simply one of those guys who makes plays while displaying IQ, toughness, and unselfishness at all times.
6’9 Luc Therrien (Bull City Prep)
Perhaps no one on this list has embraced their low-maintenance role as nicely as Therrien, who genuinely excels at being a hustle player and doing the little things for Bull City Prep. Physically, he has obvious appeal due to his size, mobility, and athleticism around the basket. However, Therrien has also steadily improved and gotten more comfortable at showcasing the full scope of his abilities. He’s a great rebounder with touch, toughness, and the ability to space the floor quite effectively from the perimeter.
5’11 Caleb Coleman (Victory Christian)
In all honesty, Coleman probably has the toughest surrounding circumstances of anyone on this list, because he has to battle for minutes against a slew of backcourt talent. He’s a steady, well-rounded guard prospect with the ability to adapt to various different roles and seize scoring opportunities within the flow of the action. Coleman might not dominate in every single showing, but he’s certainly an asset and should have various opportunities to play at the next level.
6’5 Bray Greer (Anderson Christian)
Though undersized, Greer arguably brings the most to his team of anyone on this list simply due to team structure and overall talent level. That being said, he’s turned an unusual situation into a scenario where he’s averaging a nightly double-double and operating as one of the top two players on the roster. Greer is long, active, and plays way bigger than his size would imply—specifically as a rebounder and when altering shots. If Anderson Christian were more well-known, Greer would already be a priority for various programs.
6’6 Zech Gibson (Calvary Day)
While Calvary Day has found great success behind an extremely balanced attack, it would be impossible to ignore the two-way contributions from Gibson. He typically operates as their main interior cog, securing rebounds, blocking shots, and making hustle plays with regularity. Gibson is long and athletic, but can also attack closeouts or shoot from the perimeter at an effective rate. With a college workout plan and continued physical development, he could be a diamond in the rough for the right program.