Team 3

Coach: CB McGrath

Game FIlm:
Team 3 vs Team 4
Team 1 vs Team 3
Team 2 vs Team 3
NC Top 80 Semi-Final (2v3 vs 6/8)

#1: 5'9 '25 Darnarian Gibson (Winston-Salem Christian)

Starting things off, we look at a player who consistently produced despite being the smallest camper in attendance, Darnarian Gibson. He's a smart, skilled lead guard prospect with an understanding of how to get others involved while applying scoring pressure in various ways. Gibson is a quality perimeter shooter, both off the catch and bounce, and attacks the basket at a healthy rate'where he's able to finish or make kickout passes. Gibson is a scrappy defender, utilizing his quickness and anticipation to intercept passing lanes and push the break in transition. Next in his development process is working to get stronger, as it would help prepare him for the collegiate game. Coach McGrath on Gibson: 'Darnarian has a good-looking shot but will need to speed up his release and increase his range due to size. Excels in transition. He needs to work on finishing defensive possessions rather than gambling for steals and attempting to poke the ball out from behind.' Gibson enjoyed a nice showing at camp and should maintain his status as a leader for Winston-Salem Christian Regional.

#14: 6'1 '25 Mason Dobie (First Flight)

Next, we look at a player who simply knows how to impact the game alongside any collection of teammates, Mason Dobie. He's a smart, skilled, low-maintenance guard prospect with a smooth shooting stroke and the ability to produce in various different roles. Dobie makes unselfish decisions, fights for extra opportunities, and plays hard on both ends of the floor. He attacks the basket well and finishes or sets up others, but can also find success as a cutter or spot-up threat. Dobie can initiate the offense or hunt for scoring chances as an off-ball threat. He's a useful defender and strong rebounder, especially for his size/position. Next in his development process is working on getting quicker, as it would make him a better defender at the point of attack. Coach McGrath on Dobie: 'Mason sees the court well and does a nice job of finding angles to get past defenders. I would like to see him continue to sharpen his shot mechanics, as it'll only make him more consistent.' Dobie made his presence felt throughout camp and should be poised for a productive upcoming season at First Flight.

#16: 6'1 '24 Steven McLeod (Grace Christian)

Moving onto a player who made a lasting impression through his motor and adaptable identity, Steven McLeod. He's a smart, tough, well-rounded guard prospect with feel, athleticism, and excellent defensive prowess. McLeod is a useful ball-handler and overall creator, displaying the ability to initiate the offense or generate clean looks for himself and others off the bounce. He's a great penetrator and strong finisher, both above the rim and through contact. McLeod is a comfortable perimeter shooter who knocks down jumpers at a nice clip. On the other end, he utilizes his blindingly quick first step to suffocate opposing ball-handlers into miscues and forced turnovers. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make him a more complete player. Coach McGrath on McLeod: 'Steven possesses a great motor and terrific defensive instincts. He defends multiple positions and rebounds the ball really well. Displays great penetration and finishing ability. Steven can work to become a more consistent shooter without compromising his current identity. His attitude was phenomenal.' McLeod did a lot of things well at camp and should be a target for various college coaches over the coming months.

#17: 6'1 '24 Zion Walker (The Burlington School)

Continuing onto a player with the combination of skill, strength, toughness to overwhelm opponents, Zion Walker. He's a smart, physical guard prospect who excels at breaking down defenders, touching the paint, and finishing or setting up others. Walker is excellent in the midrange, where he's able to frequently access (and convert) his pull-up jumper. He also shoots the ball effectively from beyond the arc, but is arguably at his best when getting downhill. Walker plays extremely well through contact at all times. He doesn't shy away from physical play, particularly on defense, where he contains his assignment well at the point of attack. Walker is also a strong rebounder for his size/position. Next in his development process is working on his ability to move without the ball, as it would allow him to find more scoring chances alongside another primary ball-handler. Coach McGrath on Walker: 'Zion is a good strong guard. He's good at getting in the lane and picking his spots. Finishes well and draws fouls at a consistent rate.' Walker made a quality impact at camp and should be poised for a strong senior season with The Burlington School.

#32: 6'3 '24 John Campbell (Bishop McGuinness)

Next, we look at a player who really shined through his motor and team-oriented approach, John Campbell. He's a smart, athletic, high-motor guard prospect with a great combination of skill, toughness, and physical tools. Campbell possesses a terrific nose for the ball, as evidenced through his rebounding sense and ability to constantly make hustle plays. Offensively, he's arguably at his best when getting downhill and finishing around the basket. Campbell is a reliable midrange shooter and capable threat from beyond the arc, but typically looks to play to his strengths. He's an excellent all-around defender who utilizes his length, quickness, and instincts to shut down opponents. Campbell also rebounds at a high volume for his size/position and regularly capitalizes on second-chance opportunities. Next in his development process is working on his consistency from three-point territory, as it would make him a more complete player. Coach McGrath on Campbell: 'John has great energy/motor. Athletic with bounce. He hustles, rebounds, defends, and has an awesome attitude. John can look a little uncoordinated at times and needs to work on becoming more consistent from the perimeter. He's a coach's dream.' Campbell proved to be an asset during camp and should be a target for various programs over the coming months.

#48: 6'5 '24 Jamias Ferere (Southern Guilford)

Moving onto a player who stood out through his tough, adaptable two-way identity, Jamias Ferere. He's a strong, physical wing/forward prospect with a nice touch of versatility to his game. Ferere can reliably pass, handle, and score the ball from all levels. He finishes really well through contact, makes smart decisions, and outworks his assignment on both ends of the floor. Ferere is a strong rebounder and quality defender with the ability to toggle between multiple positions. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make him a more complete player. Coach McGrath on Ferere: 'Jamias is a coachable kid and good teammate with a great attitude. He's athletic enough to regularly get past defenders, but needs to work on consistently finishing. His shot looks good; needs repetition and seeing it go in the basket. Jamias really wants to win. He struggles when watching the ball stick in someone's hands.' Ferere found consistent success during his time at camp and should be poised for a highly productive senior season with Southern Guilford.

#49: 6'5 '24 Jordan Durham (The Burlington School)

Continuing onto a player who simply knows how to fill in the gaps and produce within the flow of the action, Jordan Durham. He's a tough, scrappy, high-motor wing prospect with the ability to do a little bit of everything on the court. Durham is a utility guy who can score, defend, rebound, and make hustle plays. He's a capable ball-handler and shooter, but doesn't necessarily need the ball to make an impact. Durham also contains his assignment well defensively. Next in his development process is working on his ability to move without the ball, as it would make him a more complete player. Coach McGrath on Durham: 'Jordan is a willing defender. I would like to see him pursue rebounds more, as he has the ability to get them. His shot looks good but he can continue to work on elevating his percentage. Jordan looks to make plays for others but can hold the ball too long at times. Work on keeping the ball moving on offense.' Durham enjoyed a nice showing at camp and should be an x-factor for The Burlington School during his upcoming senior season.

#64: 6'7 '24 Jayden 'Juke' Harris (Salisbury)

Next, we look at a player who attended camp despite already being committed to a high-level program, Jayden 'Juke' Harris. He's a long, skilled wing prospect with the ability to score the ball in a multitude of ways. Harris creates well off the bounce, both for himself and others, and is capable of setting up others as needed. He utilizes his length well to force turnover and secure rebounds. Next in his development process is working on getting quicker, as it would help prepare him defensively for the collegiate game. Coach McGrath on Harris: 'Jayden has a lot of talent. He settled for some deep three-pointers, but still hit a lot of jumpers. He has the tools to be a good defender and rebounder. Improving his touch and ball-handling would elevate his game. Lastly, Jayden can run the floor hard in transition and make sure he's attacking or making a pass when the ball hits his hands.' Harris made a nice impact throughout camp and will be among the most productive players in the state during his senior campaign at Salisbury.

#65: 6'8 '25 Cash McSweeney (Cardinal Gibbons)

Moving onto a player who possesses a highly enticing crossroads between productivity and long-term upside, Cash McSweeney. He's a long, fluid post prospect with a blossoming inside-out skillset. McSweeney can already finish, post-up, and knock down jumpers from along the perimeter. He passes well for his size/position and moves nicely as an off-ball cutter. McSweeney is a reliable rebounder and provides a steady presence defensively. He also runs the floor well in transition and is capable of operating in various different roles. Next in his development process is working on getting stronger, as it would make him a better finisher through contact. Coach McGrath on McSweeney: 'Cash knows how to play and can find the open man. Pursued rebounds well but needs to find ways to secure the ball against more athletic players. Cash can work on getting stronger and becoming a more consistent perimeter shooter. He displayed a great attitude and unselfish approach to the game.' McSweeney highlighted plenty of appeal at camp and could be due for a breakout junior season at Cardinal Gibbons.

#80: 6'11 '25 Abdulai Kabba Fanta (Victory Christian)

Finishing up, we look at a player who truly possesses all the tools to become a notable talent, Abdulai Kabba Fanta. He's an incredibly long, fluid post prospect with a low-maintenance identity and the ability to make an impact without requiring the ball in his hands. Fanta plays hard, protects the rim, and rebounds at a strong rate on both ends of the floor. He runs hard in transition and passes very well for his size. His mobility and sheer instincts allow him to cause problems for opponents. Next in his development process is working to get stronger, as it would make him a better finisher around the basket. Coach McGrath on Fanta: 'Kabba can really run the court and finish well without contact. His IQ is really good. He needs to get stronger and work on finishing through contact, but anybody would take him right now. He's going to be really good with a year of work. Kabba did a nice job of talking on the court. He rebounds and protects the rim.' Fanta proved to be an asset at camp and will be a prospect for college coaches to monitor closely over the next calendar year.