As this summer evaluation periods have now ended, many of the top prospects in the state are now beginning to gain interest and get offers from some of the schools that have been tracking them all year long. One of those prospects is St. Mary’ High School's (Phoenix) 2018 6-foot-10, 200-pound PF/C KJ Hymes.
Hymes performed at a very high level all spring and summer with the Las Vegas Prospects - a Nike EYBL team that year in and year out produces some of the best players in the country.
This week alone, Hymes picked up offers from California and Virginia, two high major programs respectively in the ACC and Pac-12 Conferences.
Hymes is one of the best big men not only on the West Coast, but in the 2018 class. Look for him to put up huge numbers this year for the Knights of St. Marys and I look forward to tracking his progress this year.
We 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 throughout his high school career - growing into an excellent college prospect.