Diggins Finding Early Success In Philadelphia Catholic League
February 6 2018
Photo Credit: Ty Freeman (http://tyfreeman.com/)
PHILADELPHIA, PA — One of the top freshman point guards in the Northeast region, Rahsool Diggins was an important cog in the wheel that was Team Final’s eighth-grade squad on last summer’s youth circuit.
Now the Class of 2021 prospect is enjoying his first season in the varsity lineup for reigning PIAA Class 5A and Philadelphia Catholic League champions, Archbishop Wood Catholic (PA) High School, and is preparing for a productive spring on the 15U circuit where his recruitment should take off.
- Class of 2021
- Philadelphia, PA
The 6-foot-1 floor general has the kind of flair, poise, and toughness that college coaches crave, and Diggins could become the next in a long line of outstanding point guards to come out of the city of Philadelphia.
“He knows all about the long line of Philadelphia point guards before him and works hard every day to live up to that moniker. He plans on being successful and the goal is [to win] multiple state championships during his high school career.” –Rahsool Diggins Sr., father of Rahsool Diggins
In addition to his ball-handling ability, Diggins has improved as a shooter, and is working to become more of a vocal leader. Although his frame may be a bit slimmer than he would like, the young lead guard has proved capable of knocking down shots in the lane, in addition to being a crafty finisher at the rim.
“He likes the control of being a point guard. He played football when he was younger, and he was the quarterback, so he likes running the show. He models his game after Chris Paul; he likes how [Chris] runs the team and makes sure everyone gets involved.” –Rahsool Diggins Sr.
According to his father, the younger Diggins does not lack for confidence and as the high school season has progressed, he has seen subtle improvements in his son’s strength and athletic ability. Diggins is also working to enhance his Euro-step which should make his game even more tough to contain off the dribble in the coming months.
It is still very early in the recruiting process for Diggins, but expect the gritty Philly product to be highly-recruited by programs up and down the East Coast and beyond. A number of local programs have already expressed interest in Diggins and he hopes his play on the circuit this spring will encourage college basketball’s blue-blood programs to become involved.