Jaylon Gibson is a name some may know and some don’t YET, but once you watch this young man on the court, it is easy to see that this 6’10 prospect is only starting his story.
Gibson has the size, the length, and unique skillset that college coaches simply won’t be able to pass up. He made the move to Grace Christian this past year and has been a dominant force in the paint, as well as his ability to run the floor, display his handles, and of course, be a bruising force down low in the paint. That is why programs like Providence and USF have already offered, with other programs like Wake Forest, East Carolina, NC State, and Auburn have all expressed interest.
It has been truly amazing to see Gibson’s growth from when we first saw him as a 6’6 prospect and just beginning his journey. Now, at 6’10 and possibly still growing, even more high major programs will be coming his way. Just check out what was said back in October from Phenom Hoops, when he first started at Grace Christian:
Gibson has transferred to GRACE Christian in Cary, North Carolina and has reclassed to the 2020 class. A perfect situation considering that now Gibson stands 6’10” and is young. Yes, he is now 6’10”, up for 6’6”/6’7” a year ago, and get this, Gibson says he thinks he is still growing, projecting that he could get to be a true 7’ tall.
Looking at his game, Gibson is incredibly fluid athletically. He runs the floor like a wing, gliding up and down the floor. He has a quick second jump both when rebounding and when blocking shots. Offensively, Gibson has range extending beyond the 3-point line, he went 3-4 from 3 during game play in this work out. He has ball skills as he pushes the break, with the ability to finish around the basket with an array of euro steps footwork.
Phenom Hoops’ Jamie Shaw sat down with Gibson after senior night to discuss anything and everything; what colleges are talking to him about, who is coming his way as far as recruitment, what has it been like at Grace Christian, and how he continues to develop his game.
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