Philmon “Penny” Gebrehiwet

It’s not often that you can compare NBA players to high school kids at such an early stage in their development. But there is always a “What If”.  Projected to be 6’9″ last measured at 6’7″ 2017 Philmon Gebrehiwet Passes the eye test, Great feel for the game, can defend the guard position, can make shots off the dribble as well as catch and shoot.

On paper his upside is tremendous, great ball handler in transition, reads the pick & roll well.  This AAU season Philmon will play the combo guard for the Nike Expressions Elite team. Who has a front line of 6’10, 6’9 6’8, Philmon looks to have a breakout summer.  “My goal is to become the best player in my class, I’m not trying to prove anyone wrong, and I’m simply proving to myself that with hard work and dedication my dream of playing college basketball will come true”

When speaking to Expressions Elite coach Boswell about Philemon’s upside he states “He can be special, he has a tremendous work ethic, I never seen someone get better every week, he has guard skills at 6’7 and that’s not normal.  Phil has all the tools to become a high major player without a doubt.

On why he choose Expressions Elite Philmon states ” I felt that they would be able to prepare me to play at the highest level, along with a chance to showcase my talents again the best players on the Nike circuit, I’m in the gym every day, preparing for my opportunity.