Jeremy Sochan has received national attention for his colorful hair, trend-setting clothing, and lovable personality, but the Spurs rookie has also turned heads with stellar on-court performances. The Ringer is the latest outlet to board the Sochan hype train, naming the talented teen the 24th-most watchable player on their League Pass Value Player Rankings.
Here are a couple of their excerpts on the talented teenager:
"Sochan doesn’t limit himself to just the energy, though. He can see the game, notices when he or someone else has a mismatch and will attack it with gusto. During one of our Sochan discussions, a member of the Task Force wrote the word “bonsai” on the white board but spelled with it with a “z.” This feels right. Sochan’s got a funky kind of savoir faire, already playing with an attitude that says, “You, my friend, are lucky to watch me.” Not afraid to zag. Something offbeat to him, his game’s the right kind of off-center, keeps a viewer leaned forward."
"Sochan has been democratic with his provocations. Much like the younger sibling who is not touching you, Sochan seems to be happy to annoy just about anybody. He’s already pissed off Luka, which, OK, sure, that’s not exactly splitting the atom, but Sochan has also winked and blown kisses at Jusuf Nurkic after refusing Nurkic’s offer when he tried to help him up. There’s a house-cat energy here. The Task Force hasn’t seen the agitation steer into anything too dirty yet, but based on his Baylor days we do have our eyes open."
Sochan secured the second-to-last spot on the list ahead of Dallas Mavericks superstar Kyrie Irving. He was one of two rookies in the rankings, including Paolo Banchero and Jalen Williams. The Ringer gave Sochan three stars for razzle-dazzle, three stars for vibes, and four stars for ruckus. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Damian Lillard, and Nikola Jokic claimed first, second, and third place.