Coach: Blake Buchannan
#8: 5’5 ’26 Logan Bransom (Reagan)
Starting things off, we look at a player who made a quality impact despite being the smallest camper on this team, Logan Bransom. He’s a young, team-oriented guard prospect with a high motor and willingness to do whatever possible to provide his team with an edge. Bransom displayed a tight handle, solid three-point shooting, and prowess as an on-ball defender. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would naturally make him a better finisher around the basket. Coach Buchannan on Brandom: “Logan is young but has a good feel for spacing. Tough and willing on-ball defender. Can create off the dribble but needs to improve feel for what pass to make (i.e., more bounce passes to bigs inside). He’s a solid set shooter, but an improved floater would open up his game more, especially at his size. Logan is a good teammate who should be more confident as a leader, because his high IQ could benefit others.” Bransom made a quality impact at camp, and will be a prospect to watch as he begins his high school journey.
#46: 5’10 ’25 Darnarian Gibson (Winston-Salem Christian)
Next, we look at a player who has a clear understanding of how to run a team with the ball in his hands, Darnarian Gibson. He’s a smart, crafty point guard prospect with a tight handle, useful vision, and the ability to score from all three levels. Gibson navigates well through traffic, makes quality decisions with the ball, and possesses great instincts as an on-ball defender. Next in his development process is working on his ability to move without the ball, as it would allow him to find more scoring opportunities alongside another primary ball-handler. Coach Buchannan on Gibson: “Darnarian is a very skilled and aggressive scorer who can go from multiple levels. Very quick and fast with the ball. Displays solid vision. Great offensive transition player, but absolutely must show more effort in defensive transition. Darnarian cannot get caught up in whatever went wrong on offense and can work on encouraging his teammates. He’s good at getting in the passing lanes defensively, but can work on deciphering when to gamble and providing more effort when he isn’t going for the steal. Improved over the course of the day.” Gibson highlighted some enticing flashes at camp, and should be poised for a productive upcoming season at Winston-Salem Christian.
#52: 5’10 ’26 Roy Quick (Northside Christian)
Moving onto a player who possesses an array of impressive attributes, especially for his age, Roy Quick. He’s a smart, skilled, well-rounded guard prospect with toughness, vision, and efficient three-level ability. Quick is able to reliably fill in the gaps or expand his production as needed. He’s a great on-ball defender and willing hustle player. Next in his development process is working on his awareness as an off-ball defender, as it would naturally lead to more forced turnovers on defense. Coach Buchannan on Quick: “Roy possesses great composure on offense; very skilled but not out of control, only person to play off two feet naturally, very sound shooting threat, willing to create for others and doesn’t force his own shot. Roy has a good attitude and stands out as a good on-ball defender. Needs to work on getting back in transition, but willing to be in help (took multiple charges). Can improve as a rebounder and should be more vocal as a leader because he earns credibility with his play and good attitude.” Quick proved to be an asset during camp, and should be a useful contributor for Northside Christian during his upcoming freshman season and beyond.
#94: 6’0 ’26 Nicholas Fleming (West Forsyth)
Continuing onto a player who showed a clear willingness to do whatever possible to provide his team with an edge, Nicholas Fleming. He’s a young, wiry guard prospect with the ability to do a little bit of everything on the court. Fleming is a great on-ball defender and rebounder for his size. He moves well without the ball and can score the ball from all levels. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make him a more polished creator. Coach Buchannan on Fleming: “Nicholas is a hardworking on-ball and team defender. Needs to add weight. Unselfish offense player, good communicator, and solid athlete. Displays good rebounding instincts, but needs to more intent on boxing-out. Willing passer but needs to look for outlet passes when getting pressure in transition. He can also talk more on defense.” Fleming did a lot of things well at camp, and should be able to carve out a useful role for West Forsyth over these next few years.
#100: 6’1 ’23 Xavier Crawford (Lincoln Charter)
Next, we look at a player who made a lasting impression through his motor and overall willingness to do the little things, Xavier Crawford. He’s a tough, rugged, unselfish guard prospect who naturally fills in the gaps on both ends. Crawford is a great defender with quickness, cutting instincts, and nice ball skills. He plays hard on both ends of the floor and looks to get others involved whenever possible. Next in his development process is working to become a more consistent three-point shooter, as it would complement his penetration game nicely. Coach Buchannan on Crawford: “Xavier is excellent off the ball. Provides hustle and a great attitude. Good ball-handler but needs to improve mechanics on his jumper. Solid midrange shooter and willing on-ball defender but also solid off-ball. First to the floor on loose balls and opportunities to make hustle plays. He displays good IQ to identify mismatches. Xavier must make a concerted effort to talk on defense. Good piece on any team.” Crawford enjoyed a quality showing at camp, and should be poised for a productive senior season at Lincoln Charter.
#132: 6’2 ’27 Caleb Nixon (Gaston Christian)
Moving onto a player who made a nice impact despite being the youngest camper on this team, Caleb Nixon. He’s a steady, well-rounded wing prospect with an active motor, unselfish approach, and solid feel on both ends of the floor. Nixon handles the ball well and attacks the basket effectively as a penetrator. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it will make him a more complete player. Coach Buchannan on Nixon: “Caleb is a lanky athlete with a solid all-around game. He is quiet but hardworking. Displays a solid handle and the ability to score at multiple levels. Can stand to be aggressive. Decent shooter with the size to rebound, but needs to box-out better. He runs the floor well in transition but needs to talk a lot more on defense.” Nixon showcased a lot of ability, particularly for his age, and will be a prospect to watch progress over the coming years at Gaston Christian.
#176: 6’8 ’25 Chris Eagan (Charlotte Catholic)
Continuing onto a player who possesses an enticing crossroads between productivity and long-term upside, Chris Eagan. He’s a long, wiry, skilled forward/post prospect with an excellent blend of IQ, touch, and perimeter shooting. Eagan is a fluid athlete with great instincts for pursuing rebounds and altering shots defensively. He handles the ball very well for his size, makes smart passes, and seems to get better with each new viewing. Next in his development process is working to get stronger, as it would only make him more difficult for opponents to contain. Coach Buchannan on Eagan: “Chris is an extremely skilled lefty with good touch and great shot-blocking instincts. Left-hand dominant but gets to it well. Coachable, positive teammate, but needs to improve aggression on the glass. Fluid athlete with the ability to lead a break as a big in transition. He’s a good passer, but could stand to be a little more vocal because he has earned credibility as a leader with his play.” Eagan was easily among the top performers on display, and should be poised for a potential breakout season at Charlotte Catholic.
#186: 6’6 ’26 Jobain Shabazz (Oak Grove)
Next, we look at a player who highlighted a lot of ability, particularly for his age, Jobain Shabazz. He’s a big, young, strong-bodied post prosect with great feel, toughness, and phenomenal vision as a passer. Shabazz utilizes his body very well to overwhelm opponents, secure rebounding position, and play through contact as a finisher. He’s a quality rebounder and useful shot-altering presence. Next in his development process is working to get quicker, as it would make him an even better defender along the perimeter. Coach Buchannan on Shabazz: “Jobain is an exceptional passer for his size, able to hit cutters when posting up. Displays good moves with his back to the basket, particularly when playing with strength and patience. Tough on defense but needs to finish stronger on offense. Willing to dive on the floor. Needs to learn how to wall-up, because he was successful whenever he did. Good footwork, but needs to get in better shape so he can run the floor and defend the perimeter better.” Shabazz showed a ton of appeal during his time at camp, and will certainly be a prospect to monitor going forward.