On the Radar’s Carolina Mania – 2025 Standouts (pt. 1)

Spartanburg, SC – On the Radar traveled up to Spartanburg, SC to host the annual Carolina Mania showcasing 15-17U teams from across the southeast across three different venues. The tournament featured noteworthy prospects from sponsored and independent teams who are college ready or on the verge of becoming a true college prospect within the next few years. This feature specifically highlights 2025 standouts in a two part series.

By: Jennifer Brazelton


2025 | Xavier Berry | FEA


2025 PG Xavier Berry has been a name that has been mentioned quite often the first two weeks of the travel season. Berry has a smooth game off the dribble; finding teammates for open jumpers, creating his own shot off the catch, or beating defenders and finishing high off the glass. From deep, Berry has a high clip with nice ball rotation. Berry has a way of finishing inside against defenders with crafty angles and competes for rebounds down low.


2025 | Nigel Chivers | Team 803

2025 guard Nigel Chivers plays with confidence and assertiveness with the ball. Chivers was the lead guard for Team 803 making plays for teammates, offensively and defensively, and stayed on the attack. Chivers did well absorbing contact finishing at the basket and was quick to his spots at the mid-range for a pull-up jumper. Chivers plays fast and controlled and makes high IQ plays for his team.


2025 | Kaden Drumgo | DB Elite


2025 6’3″ Kaden Drumgo has the frame and skillset to be an asset at the next level. Drumgo helped his team go 3-0 on the weekend, averaging 20+ points per game. Drumgo is a long, athletic forward that can be utilized as a utility player with his size. Drumgo was effective with the basketball downlow, finding his way to the basket within 15′ of the rim. Drumgo is a hard player to keep off the boards with his vertical and ability to get rebounds.


2025 | Riley Durant | Upward Stars


2025 W Riley Durant is a long, athletic prospect that possesses an extreme ability to make plays around the basket. Durant came up with a majority of his teams rebounds on both ends and showed his high-motor scoring in transition and his ability to clean up put-backs without coming back down to the floor. Durant shot well within 10′ of the basket doing well scoring off the baseline jumper.


2025 | Josiah Gibbs | Team Copper


2025 G Josiah Gibbs was a solid prospect to watch for Team Copper. Gibbs showed as a smaller guard he could jump out the gym with the best of them. Gibbs showed his scoring ability in transition off steals and his high-motor getting to the basket. Gibbs had several impressive dunks high above the rim as well. Gibbs is a fast, controlled prospect that is able to make plays for his team. Team Copper will continue to be a team to track this travel season.


After serving on college coaching staffs and working at several universities in the Southeast, Jennifer Brazelton joined On the Radar Hoops as a National Evaluator in April 2022. She has been involved in the Georgia basketball community since 2015 and can be reached at JenniferRBrazelton@gmail.com or on Twitter @jenbrazeIton.