Scholarship offers continue to pour in for St. Mary's High School's versatile post prospect, 6-foot-10, 205-pound junior KJ Hymes. The talented and sizeable prospect has received double-digit offers up to this point, and this week he received another offer from a high-major division-I program in the PAC-12 Conference.
This week, after already possessing several PAC-12 offers, Hymes received an offer from the University of Colorado and head coach Tad Boyle and his staff.
Hymes also already has offers from Michigan, Cal, Virginia, Oklahoma, St. John's, Washington, Arizona State, Georgia Tech, Clemson, Memphis and Grand Canyon.
Hymes has as much upside as we have seen in recent years in the state of Arizona, and division-I college coaches are taking serious notice. Hymes impressed many coaches this past spring and summer while playing his club basketball with the Las Vegas Prospects - a heavily Nike-sponsored EYBL team that year in and year out produces some of the best players in the country. In the process, Hymes became one of the most sought after recruiting targets in the country for the 2018 class.
Hymes has played solid this high school season, while his high school program has struggled to remain consistent - posting an 8-10 overall record this high school season. St. Mary's biggest win came over the winter break when they defeated Red Mountain HS 59-33 in this year's Visit.Mesa Basketball Challenge.
I will continue to follow Hymes' college recruitment closely - bringing you any updates as they continue to develop.
Arizona Hoop Review Scouting Report: Hymes is a long and skilled prospect that gravitates to the perimeter where he has a solid shooting stroke with range. He looks to be very comfortable on the wing and will develop with maturity and hard work. He also has a good understanding of the post position and has good low-post footwork and moves, which allow him to score inside and out. He is a solid finisher now and uses his length to finish plays over defenders, and possesses a good overall feel for the game offensively. Hymes is an active rebounder and shotblocker, but he should develop in both of these two areas over time - especially as he gains much more physical size and strength. His body is very thin now and lacks physical strength, but he should add strength over time with natural maturity and hard work in the weight room. He is a good passer and and has a nice overall feel for the game. Hymes has tremendous upside as a prospect. He will only continue to improve physically throughout his high school and college career, and should grow into a solid college prospect.