At the beginning of each new year, Phenom Hoops works to assemble a series of articles centered around unsigned senior prospects. Last season, over a hundred players from North Carolina went on to play at the Division I, II, III, or NAIA levels, and that number looks likely to continue increasing with the current senior class. Typically, we take a closer look at guys who are overlooked and under-recruited, and today’s edition will highlight Jaydin Spillman of Calvary Day.

We’ve watched Spillman throughout the entirety of his development, recently stating, The intrigue and appeal surrounding Jaydin Spillman have been easy to see for quite a few years. However, it seems like everything is starting to click for the highly skilled post prospect. He possesses a long, wiry frame with the fluidity and skillset to naturally cause matchup problems for various types of opponents. At 6-foot-9, Spillman is s lethal floor-spacing option who can control the offense from the elbows or low block. He prefers to face-up and shoot perimeter jumpers whenever possible (which is understandable given his percentage) but also displays touch and the ability to score effectively around the basket. Spillman utilizes his length well to alter shots and collect rebounds, and has shown an uptick in toughness over the last few months. Guys like him are simply uncommon, so it’ll be exciting to see what programs extend offers over the remainder of the high school season.”

There are a lot of talented unsigned players within the state of North Carolina, but Spillman is certainly among the more perplexing cases. He’s a highly skilled big man with soft touch, perimeter shooting, and the ability to be featured in a variety of different ways. Spillman often operates from the elbows/high post area, where he’s a constant threat to pull-up, attack off the bounce, or simply keep the ball in motion. However, he’s also comfortable on the block or beyond the arc and understands how to mix it up at a healthy rate offensively. Spillman is a fluid athlete with great length and legitimate perimeter skills. He’s currently averaging 13.2 PPG, 7.1 RPG, 1.2 SPG, and 1.7 BPG with 49/34/62 shooting splits. Those who watched him during his younger years can easily identify just how much he’s progressed over these last few seasons, and there’s still plenty of upside remaining. Between his skill, physical tools, and obvious appeal as an inside-out threat, Spillman should be enticing to a variety of different programs.