2025 Cam Flippen (Team PUSH):
When talking about players that really impressed me at the event, Flippen is one that continued to pop up in my head and he was consistent all weekend long. When you talk about this young man’s game, you know what you are going to get; a player that competes brings a strong defensive presence, plays with a physical feel, attacks well off the dribble, helps run the offense and gets others involved, and is one that puts in the work. But after watching this weekend, you can see that he continues to improve in areas more, add more to his game, and put in the work. He shot the ball really well from the perimeter this weekend, especially from behind three which should really help his recruitment. Every time we watch him, we can see that he is a young man that has put in the work and wants to get better. He showed that at the Coach Rick TOC.
2025 Darnerian Gibson (Big Shots Elite NC):
Gibson has been a known player for some time now, and just like what we said with Flippen above, he is one that continues to put in the work and improve. Gibson continued to show his ability to lead the charge and be that true point guard; whether it was playing at a slow pace or out in transition, he was making plays in a variety of ways. Gibson mixed it up nicely with his ability to find teammates, create and get paint touches, play off the ball and knock down shots, and simply bring a balanced attack in getting others or himself in on the action. But I also loved how scrappy this young man plays on the defensive end; he is relentless and continues to bring problems to the court for opponents. He had a very good weekend overall.
2025 Trajan Thompson (EA Prep):
It has been a bit of time since Thompson in action, but he certainly left leaving an impression on our scouts. Thompson checks off a lot of boxes when you watch him on the court, but there is still a lot of potential left in his game. All that equals excitement for college coaches… He has tremendous size and length at his position, as it allows him to guard and operate from multiple positions on the court. Thompson showed more of his ability to create and make plays for himself, finishing at the rim, making plays off the bounce, getting to his spots to knock down shots, and be a versatile defender as well for his team. Game after game, he filled it up and certainly averaged nearly 20ppg at the Coach Rick TOC, which is why we believe more schools will be coming his way this upcoming high school season.