The 6th Annual Phenom High School Jamboree will take place Saturday, November 3rd at Northwest Guilford High School and Proehlific Park in Greensboro, North Carolina. This event has always gathered some of the top private and public school teams in the state and this year is no exception. 40 teams and 60 games will be played in an exhibition format. Today, we will take a closer look at Rabun Gap who plays in the highly competitive NCISAA. Rabun Gap is a unique situation. Technically, they are located in Georgia across the North Carolina state line, but play in the North Carolina Independent School Athletic Association.
Rabun Gap finished last season at 14-12. After playing the last couple of years with perimeter oriented teams, the script has flipped. Rabun Gap boasts great size on their team this season. The roster includes players who are 7’0, 6’10, 6’8, 6’7, and 6’7. Look for the Eagles to try to use that height by scoring in the low post and excelling at rebounding the ball at both ends of the floor.
7’0 2019 Nikola Vuksanovic
Nikola boasts great size and length. He can be an effective scorer from the low block. On the defensive side of the floor, his length can be used to alter or block shots. Nikola has filled out his frame a bit with more room to grow. He is poised to be a key low post player on both ends of the floor for the Eagles.
6’10 2019 Filip Vuksanovic
Filip is another one of the bigs on the Rabun Gap team this season. Offensively, Filip has some touch around the basket. He also is a player who puts forth great effort in game. Filip is a willing rebounder and does not mind being a scrappy player. Filip also has room to get stronger and even one day add a consistent jump shot to his offensive arsenal.
6’2 2019 Mantvydas Jasiunas
After not enjoying much playing time last year, Mantvydas is poised to step into a larger role for Rabun Gap. He is a willing driver and can be strong when going downhill. Mantvydas is also sporting a better perimeter shot. Look for Mantvydas to potentially provide some perimeter scoring for the Eagles this season.
6’7 2019 Firat Ceylan
In a starting role for most of last season, Firat averaged 7.7 PPG and 5.6 RPG. Firat is a rugged player with his ability to be physical and scrap. Do not let his ruggedness fool you. He is arguably the best play maker on the team due to his impressive vision. With his experience and his versatility, Firat projects to play a key role on this Eagles team.
6’8 2021 Tymon Szymanski
Tymon returns for his 10th grade year after earning a fair amount of playing time last season. He is an intriguing prospect; he has the ability to score in the paint with put backs and also is a respectable threat from the perimeter. Tymon also possesses great length, giving him the potential to be an impactful player defensively.