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Phenom Commitment Alert: 2017 Kobe Webster

02/28/2017, 7:30am EST
By Phenom Hoops Report/ Patrick O'Brien

Western Illinois picked up their first commitment for 2017, as the Leathernecks were looking for their future point guard.

Western Illinois picked up their first commitment for 2017, as the Leathernecks were looking for their future point guard.

The staff got that this past week in 6-foot-0 point guard Kobe Webster, as he announced his future intentions.  Webster is a Phenom Hoops Indiana Top 80 alum, where he was consistent and had a great touch on the court; showing that he can a productive guard early on at the next level.

Talk about consistency, Webster scored 13, 15 and 15 in the three games at the Indiana Top 80 event.  Simply put, Webster has a terrific feel for the game. He has an advanced basketball IQ and can run a team to perfection. Webster excelled in transition as well as the half court. He also sports a great looking jump shot as he shot with a high percentage. He was both consistent and efficient throughout the day and will become a high priority for mid majors.

The staff at Western Illinois has been strong with Webster for some time now and the background of Coach Billy Wright also intrigued him as well.

“The coaching staff has been loyal to me since my first unofficial visit this past summer,” he said.  “Coach Wright is a point guards coach, so I felt like he was the guy who would benefit me the most in these four years.  The players and other coaching staff have been welcoming and have continued to support me, so there is a vibe here that I felt fit me.”

Webster let the coaching staff know about his decision when he was actually on his official visit.

“After dinner with the team, I pulled coach to the side and he gathered the guys and I announced it in front of the team and coaches; great experience.”

Down the road, it seems like Western Illinois will be in need of a point guard down the road, as they will be losing three key seniors after this season and ones that can make plays.  That is what they are looking for in Webster early on.

“My ability to shoot the ball and stretch the defense,” are some of his biggest strengths on the court.  “That makes it easier to be able to attack and make plays for each other.”

Webster is an excellent pick up for the Leathernecks and certainly has a chance to be a productive guard for the next four years at Western Illinois.

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