Welcome to Blue HQ Media’s “Recruiting Trail” series where we will bring you the latest on the top prospects for your team. Sit back and enjoy the ride as we take a look at today’s prospect, Robert Phinisee.
Phinisee is a highly sought-after point guard in the 2018 recruiting class. He currently is a junior at McCutcheon High School in Lafayette where he led his team to the State Championship game against fellow prospect Romeo Langford. Langford and his team prevailed by a score of 62-59 but Phinisee gained valuable exposure during the run.
He currently holds offers from Indiana, Purdue and Butler while others have tracked the guard heavily thus far. While many would assume Purdue holds a hometown advantage, he says that is simply not the case.
In an interview with the IndyStar, Phinisee had this to say, “I’d say maybe a little bit, but I’m going to make the best decision I can. I wouldn’t say they are the front-runner because I don’t really have a front-runner. I’m looking for a team where I can play right away and I also want to win. I just talked to (Purdue assistant Jack Owens) this week and he told me they don’t want to take me for granted. They are going to recruit me really hard.”
He currently stands at just under six feet tall and possesses an uncanny ability to finish around the rim. Phinisee repeatedly uses his quickness and agility to slash to the hoop and score.
While his game is solid, Phinisee acknowledges there are some areas he’d like to improve, like his three point shot. He managed 33 percent from beyond the arc, going cold the second half of last season.
Phinisee will be a great addition to whatever school he ultimately chooses as he continues to grow and improve his strength. If you get the chance to go watch him play, take it!