We’ve seen a lot of players come through our doors over the years, varying in appearance, skill level, and everything in between. We decided to put forth a series on some players who have attended events over the past few years but still remain on the lesser-known side of things. Each of these prospects embody being a student-athlete and getting it done in the classroom as well as on the basketball court, and today’s edition will take a closer look at Christian Ferguson of Brookland Cayce.
Over the years, Ferguson has been a regular at camps and his travel ball team. We saw him at our most recent South Carolina Top 80 Camp, where we stated, “Moving onto a player that currently possesses an excellent crossroads between productivity and long-term upside, Christian Ferguson. He’s a long, wiry forward prospect with a very well-rounded skillset and nice defensive versatility. Ferguson handles the ball well, especially for his size, and looks comfortable creating off the bounce. He’s a useful interior scorer and rebounder with the ability to step out and knock down perimeter jumpers at an effective clip. Ferguson plays with a high motor, looks to setup others whenever possible, and possesses a pretty nice two-way feel for the game. Next in his development process is working to add strength to his wiry frame, as it would allow him to become a more physical defender and rebounder. Coach English on Ferguson: “Christian is the ultimate team guy. He plays hard and does a good job of communicating on the floor. He shoots the three-pointer and runs well on the break. He’s a good rebounder that plays good on-ball defense. Christian can continue to work on his help defense.” Ferguson possesses an abundance of appealing tools and is only going to get better over time, which should certainly make him a prospect for college coaches to monitor.”
Ferguson has certainly showcased some intriguing skills over the years, yet still has plenty of remaining room to grow. Right now, he’s a long, wiry forward prospect with the ability to play inside the paint or along the perimeter. Ferguson plays with a high motor and naturally finds a way to make his presence felt as a defender and rebounder. He moves well for his size and displays great instincts as a shot-blocker around the basket. Ferguson has also added a pretty reliable perimeter stroke to his arsenal and can stretch the floor from beyond the arc. It’s still early, but college coaches would be wise to start taking a look at Ferguson.