At the beginning of each new year, Phenom Hoops works to assemble a series of articles centered around unsigned senior prospects. Last season, hundreds of 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 Bo Hurns of Word of God.

We’ve watched Hurns several times throughout the years, recently stating, “Starting things off, we look at a player who possesses a lot of intrigue and enticing tools, Antoine Hurns. He’s a long, explosive forward prospect who can overwhelm opponents with his physical presence on both ends of the floor. Hurns is a great finisher who can play well above the rim, attack off the bounce, and knock down shots from the perimeter. He possesses sharp quickness and nice footwork. Next in his development process is working on his playmaking ability, as it would make him a more complete player. Coach Palmore on Hurns: “Antoine is gifted with size and athleticism. Can get his shot off with ease. He must understand the difference between okay shots, good shots, and great ones. Likes to leak out, but his size could be better utilized as a rebounder. Could be a really good defender on the ball and at the rim.” Hurns did a lot of things well at camp, and should be a useful contributor for Word of God going forward.”

It’s actually quite shocking that Hurns doesn’t have more action within his recruitment, specifically as a long, bouncy forward who impacts the game on both ends of the floor. He’s a scrappy defender who utilizes his length extremely well to suffocate opposing ball-handlers, force turnovers, and block shots. Hurns rebounds effectively for his size/position and excels when getting out in transition. He’s an explosive finisher who invites opponents to meet him at the rim, yet has also shown consistent growth as a three-point shooter and overall threat off the bounce. Hurns possesses all the physical tools to be a difference-maker the moment he arrives at campus. However, folks should also be enticed with the skillset being shown over the recent months as well. He also showcases motor, toughness, and an understanding of how to move without the ball. Hurns should appeal to a ton of scholarship-level programs.

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