Phenom High School Jamboree Team Preview
Calvary Day
Coach Joe Rybak
By Rick Lewis

Calvary Day finished with a 18-15 record in the 2016-17 season, not too shabby considering the toughness of their schedule. First of all, Calvary Day plays in the competitive NCISAA 2A classification. In addition to playing the likes of The Burlington School, Gaston Day, Carmel Christian; Calvary Day plays outside of the NCISAA 2A classification and played regional and national powers Greensboro Day and Wesleyan Christina. To make matters even more difficult, Calvary Day plays local and state public school powerhouses to the likes of West Forsyth and NW Guilford. In our opinion, Coach Joe Rybak has done a masterful job of building Calvary Day into a local power in its own right. You see, Calvary Day pulls from a small area and the majority of their players are all local.

The 2017-18 will be no difference. Calvary Day will play yet another tough and competitive schedule, but is one embraced by coach Joe Rybak. You see, coach Joe Rybak is building a nice foundation and his players are now being recruited by D1 and D2 schools. Calvary Day opens up the season playing in the Phenom High School Jamboree and we want to take a closer look at the players that will make an impact.

5'11 '18 Jordan Twyman

We have watched Jordan Twyman countless times over the course of his high school career. He has been a regular at the Phenom 150 camps. We're talking about a quick and athletic point guard that plays with a high motor. He has one speed and that is all out and is one tough player to keep out of the paint. Jordan is a strong ball handler with excellent court vision. Coach Rybak stated,''Jordan finished well at the rim. He is a tremendous on ball defender and rebounds well for his size/position. He sports a college ready frame and is a great teammate. Jordan has interest from D2 schools and some D1 schools. (UNC-Asheville, Queens University, Norfolk State)'

6'3 '18 Dan Gross

We were able to watch Dan Gross extensively this past spring and summer. He played with the NC Spartans travel ball team and we were impressed with his tremendous bounce and leaping ability. Coach Rybak stated, 'Dan Gross is the most athletic kid I have seen. He puts his forehead on the rim. He is really good defensively, he blocks shots and can shot the jumper well.''This is his first year at Calvary and his athleticism and defensive intensity will be welcomed by coach Rybak. Gross is currently being recruited by D2 and D3 schools.

6'2 '19 Jackson Gammons

Jackson is another player we have watched countless times over the course of his high school career. We're talking about an athletic shooting guard that has good strength and an advanced skill set. He has excellent fundamentals, a high basketball IQ and great feel for the game. Coach Rybak stated,''Jackson is a special young man. He's a great teammate and is a very hard worker who loves the process of improvement.''Jackson sports an offer from The Citadel and also has interest from Appalachian State, Liberty, Davidson and others. In addition, Jackson maintains an impressive 4.7 GPA

6'3 '19 Cliff Harris

We're watched the growth and development of Cliff Harris up closely over the past few years. One thing is for certain, Harris is tireless worker that has put in extensive time in the gym and the weight room. He has a strong/sturdy frame and has an advanced skill set. Coach Rybak is a very skilled shooter and ball handler. He can drive and finish or create for his teammates. Harris has a bright future. He has a college ready body now and sports an offer from Bluefield College and has a slew of interest from D1 and D2 schools.'

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