Phenom’s High School Jamboree (Session 1)
What We’re Looking For – Part 3
The Blow Up of 6’10” 2020 Jaylon Gibson
So much talent comes from North Carolina, Webb Wellman was able to dub it The #HoopState, a name that has stuck nationwide. In fact, #HoopState is so synonymous with North Carolina, you can walk into any gym across the country and utter the term and people will immediately know where you’re talking about (**granted they may not agree, but they know).
It is hard to believe that a player is able to go under the radar in the #HoopState. Especially a player who stands 6’10” with a 7”+ wing span. A player with that type of size who has the fluidity of a wing. He has ball skills to put the ball on the floor and push the break and he has the touch and range to shoot out beyond the 3-point line off the catch. Yes, under the radar, virtually unknown.
Let us introduce you to 6’10” junior Jaylon Gibson at GRACE Christian Academy in Cary, North Carolina. Gibson played last season at Apex High School where he averaged a nice 9.4 Points, 7.1 Boards and 2.2 Blocks per game. The thing is, at that time, Gibson was standing 6’6”, maybe 6’7”. You see, Gibson has grown 3-4 inches since February, and has the look that he may still be growing.
A late bloomer, who works his tail off. It is a beautiful thing, but North Carolina has seen a recent stretch of this type of player. Virginia has had great luck plucking both Kadin Shedrick (2019 class) and Jay Huff (2016 class) out of the #HoopState, fitting this criteria. Also, Sacha Killeya Jones was a late bloomer from Chapel Hill, North Carolina who developed into a McDonald’s All-American with a monster senior season.
We are not suggesting that Jaylon Gibson will end up a McDonald’s All American, however we are suggesting that Gibson could end up at a similar level as Shedrick and Huff. He has all the modern-day criteria of a big, especially when you factor in that he is still, possibly, growing. Heck, even if he doesn’t grow any more, he is a 6’10” player with great length, natural timing and ball skills.
South Florida and James Madison both offered recently after their first-time watching Gibson. The new found Gibson is still relatively unknown to college coaches, however expect more offers to come as he is seen. It is clear to see the upside here.
Coaches will be lined up to watch him on November 3rd in Greensboro. Fortunately for you fans, you will be able to see him too as Phenom’s High School Jamboree will be open to the public.
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