Each and every time Phenom Hoops gets to report or sees a commitment from a player we have seen over the years, it is always a fantastic day.  It is great to see players achieve their goal to play at the next level and it is such a great accomplishment for that player.

Here is the latest commitment.

Player: Keenan Wilkins
Class: 2024
Committed to: Charleston Southern

What Has Been Said:

“There aren’t very many players who can claim over 1600 points through the first three seasons of their high school career, but Keenan Wilkins is among the prestigious few. His time at Hendersonville allowed him to learn the nuances of becoming a leader and primary offensive option while also bringing constant success to the Bearcats. Over the last three years, Wilkins has gone 64-11 with multiple deep runs in the playoffs. He’s been a top-two scorer on the team in each season and, aside from Dwight Canady, didn’t really have a ton of teammates who went onto play college basketball. Regardless, Wilkins has gradually transitioned his game from being an undersized combo-guard to a legitimate floor general. His scoring punch will always be there, but the clear willingness to become a more balanced, passer-friendly point guard has been pretty impressive. Wilkins is still a polished scorer with IQ, craftiness, range, and the ability to create clean looks from seemingly anywhere on the floor. He hits jumpers at a strong rate, both from midrange and well beyond the arc, and attacks the basket whenever available. Now, Wilkins also stands out with his vision and developing understanding of how to properly run a team as the primary playmaker. He’s a pesky on-ball defender with the necessary instincts to force turnovers at a nice volume. Given his recent transfer to Christ School (and reclassification), Wilkins will have ample opportunity to showcase his scholarship-level abilities as a point guard over the next two seasons.”

“Although he’s received more offers than some of the others listed, it feels like Keenan Wilkins definitely warrants respect from college coaches. Not only has he made the transition from scoring guard to balanced floor general, his teams win at an extremely high level. It’s probably not talked about enough that Wilkins has won back-to-back state championships in addition to another appearance with Hendersonville. Across his five seasons, he’s gone 121-20 while amassing 2581 points, 410 rebounds, 447 assists, and 340 blocks. For reference, that number would rank fifth all-time in the NCHSAA record books for points. Even removing his most productive scoring season, Wilkins would’ve still notched over 1800 points. Regardless, Wilkins produces and his teams win—point blank.”

“Wilkins simply does what he does… this is a senior point guard who can fill it up and plays with a ton of confidence in his ability to be a playmaker. Time after time, he has shown that he can score and use his quickness to create off the bounce and find ways to finish over defenders but is also a dynamic scorer with a ton of confidence from the perimeter.  Whether he needs to be that scoring factor or run the show and get others involved, Wilkins understands how to be effective.”

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