Another outstanding North Carolina Top 80 event has come and gone, and the talent was fun to watch. Some of the biggest names were all under one building and so many players could be found making this list, but these are a few players from the Class of 2025 that really popped off with their play at the event.
2025 6'5 Zacch Wiggins (Grimsley): Wiggins was extremely impressive with his showing against some of the best, coming out and proving himself as one of the younger prospects. The 6'5 prospect made his presence felt on both sides of the floor. Offensively, he showed that he can be a three-level scorer, create and make plays off the bounce, finish high at the rim, and also displaying good decision-making and IQ. Defensively, he is a versatile player that can guard multiple positions and was one of the top two-way players at the camp. Wiggins holds an offer already but if he shows what he did at the event, that offer list should only increase.
2025 6'7 Zymicah Wilkins (RS Central): Some may ask how a player that earns MVP honors finds themselves on the stock risers list. Well, that is easy because I believe that this is a forward that should be getting more looks and early offers like others in his class. When you talk about his game, Wilkins' skillset, his footwork, and his feel for the game are quite impressive, and he is only getting better. He moves so well, is light on his feet, and has an impressive array of moves in how to operate along with touch. It will be interesting to see how much more he develops and grows, but from what we have seen countless times, his offer list should quickly increase.
2025 5'10 Derek Ross (Jordan): Really enjoyed watching the young point guard in action and believe that he is going to be a guard that quickly rises up the ranks in his class and one that you will hear more about. At the NC Top 80, Ross showed his speed and quickness, seeing the floor, pushing up-tempo and in transition, and making strong passes in setting up his teammates well. Ross is a crafty floor general that does a great job of reading the floor and anticipating the next play.
2025 6'4 Jaylen Cross (Caldwell Academy): Since reclassing to the Class of 2025, Cross is quickly becoming one of the premier guards in the class early on. And when you watch him, it isn't hard to see why with his size, his ability to be effective and efficient, showcasing his IQ and feel in creating and playmaking, as well as impacting the game in a variety of other ways. Cross is a smart athletic guard that looks to be poised for a big year.
2025 6'3 Zion Collins (Word of God): Collins is a name so many have already heard about, especially with the highlight-reel plays and athleticism. But what makes Collins on this list is that he is more than just a highlight player. Yes, he can still put on a show and can finish at the rim in impressive fashion but when you watch his overall game, one can see that he is only adding more to his arsenal, showing he can operate and be effective from multiple levels. Add that to his impressive strength and his confidence on the court, Collins is going to only move up on boards for college programs even more.
2025 6'8 Colt Langdon (Millbrook): Langdon is already one of the top players in his class and should quickly be hitting the national level if he hasn't already. And with his skill set, that offer list is only going to continue to get longer. Langdon is such a tough matchup on the court; at his size and with his versatility, Langdon simply can take advantage of his matchup whether he needs to operate inside or showcase his confident outside feel. He is so smooth in creating and reading, as he is a matchup nightmare for opponents.