At the beginning of each new year, Phenom Hoops works to assemble a series of articles centered around unsigned senior prospects. Last season, over one hundred players from North Carolina went on to play at the Division I, II, III or NAIA levels, and that number looks likely to continue increasing with the current senior class. Typically, we take a closer look at guys who are overlooked and underrated, and today’s edition will highlight Cole Seagle of North Lincoln High School.
We’ve seen Seagle an abundance of times throughout the last calendar year, including at our All-American Camp, where we stated, “Next, we look at a player that stood out with his fundamental, straightforward approach on both ends of the floor, Cole Seagle. He’s a steady, unselfish point guard prospect with the ability to run a team or effectively play alongside another primary ball-handler. Seagle displayed IQ, craftiness, and the ability to set up others or score from all levels. He played with a high motor and consistently looked to make the best possible play for the team. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make him an even better finisher through contact. Coach Jackson on Seagle: “Cole gave our team great effort throughout the day. He can attack and finish at the rim very well. He’s a willing passer and understands how to make plays with or without the ball in his hands.” Seagle made a lasting impact during camp, averaging 11 PPG, and should be a strong contributor during the upcoming season at North Lincoln. “
Since then, Seagle has been on an absolute tear in basically every setting. He’s truly taken over as the focal point for North Lincoln, leading them to a 9-2 record and carrying the offensive in an extremely efficient manner. He’s a smart, tough, heady two-way guard prospect with vision and the ability to score in a variety of different ways. Seagle might appear somewhat slight in frame but utilizes his quickness and motor to overwhelm opponents on both ends of the floor. He simply knows how to make plays, whether as the primary scorer or as another piece within the bigger scheme of things. Through eleven games, Seagle is posting nightly averages of 22.7 PPG, 3.0 APG, and 1.9 SPG with shooting splits of 54/36/81. He brings a winning attitude and approach to any team, which should make him quite enticing for multiple programs at the nest level.