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Big Shots South Carolina Showcase: Top 15 Middle School Standouts

By Big Shots Nation 09/25/2020, 1:00pm EDT

Trey Grant, Andre Hagler, Zaiyir Phillips named MVP's


Top 10 Standouts (Middle School)

2025 MVP: 5'9 Trey Grant - 2025 Guard/Wing - Porter Gaud - As seen at Big Shots Summer Classic in August with Carolina Cavaliers, Trey Grant can fill it up as he scored a game high 23 points in game 2, averaged 17 ppg for the camp in earning 2025 MVP honors. He has a tight handle and sees the floor very well. Knows how to play the game and for good reason as he is the son of College of Charleston head coach Earl Grant. He is one of the top guards to watch in SC's 2025 class.

2026 MVP: 5'4 Andre Hagler - 2026 Point Guard - Cario Middle - From the moment he took the floor Andre was locked in, whether it was warming up, drills or games he was showing out. Another prospect that is a coach's son that has a good feel for the game. A tight handle in traffic, Hagler makes plays off the bounce and has a nice stroke. 

2027 MVP: 5'8 Zaiyir Phillips - 2027 Guard/Wing - Gaston Day - There's some players that just got the 'IT' factor and Phillips has IT! After averaging 30+ ppg in two consecutive MVP title weekends at Big Shots with Team Loaded 2027, the No. 1 prospect in NC 2027 class once again showed the hype is real. His work ethic, skill set, test numbers and on court game production prove it time and time again. With former D-1 college coaches & national scouts instructing the camp, Phillips impressed all. He's a lefty playmaking point guard that is advanced in his reads and skill set.  Was most impressed with how he carries himself and goes about his work. He's locked in to do big things for the years to come. Twitter: @Ziiphillips07

5'7 Jaylen Warren-Alexander - 2025 Guard - St. George Middle - A defensive minded guard that also scores off hustle plays and knocking down open jumper. Jaylen averaged 9 ppg in camp in earning All Star honors.

5'10 Kaleb Evans - 2025 Guard/Wing - Carolina Springs Middle - A consistent all star with Palmetto City Hurricanes, Kaleb was once again showing his talents at SC Showcase where he averaged 15 ppg. A skilled playmaking guard with size & length that likes to get his team involved while scoring in a variety of ways. Really like the upside and future for Evans. Twitter: KEvans_1

5'8 A.J. Gladieux - 2025 Guard - Apex Friendship Middle - Knockdown shooter that led his team in scoring in game 1 with 14 points and averaged 15 ppg for the camp. Finds his spots in the defense to get his shot off. Crafty around the rim. Consistent all star at Big Shots Top 150 camps - aj_gladieux3

5'4 Stiles Harper - 2025 Guard - Port Gaud - Shooter that had the hot hand in game two finishing with 14 points. A ball distributor that handles pressure well and can apply it at the defensive end. Scored on drives and hit open jumpers. Twitter: stiles56695170

5'2 Jordan Smith - 2027 Point Guard - Florida -  A top 2027 performer at camp. Love the skill set of Jordan Smith. Son of Florida State assistant Steve Smith, you can quickly tell he knows the game and thinks it while on the floor. Impressed in skills with his handles and drive game. Continued his success earning  3 on 3 champion honors. Will be one to watch as he comes up in a talented Florida HS program. Plays on the circuit with CP25. 

5'4 Connor Bennett - 2026 Shooting Guard - Carlo Middle - Knockdown shooter proved that in skills session as top 3 point shooter in the middle school division. Also was named champion in the 3 on 3 alongside Trey Grant and Jordan Smith. 

5'0 Damani White - 2026 Point Guard - CE Williams - Damani is a pure shooting point guard with superior ball handling skills which stood out in the skill session. With his quicks and separation moves he can create for himself or others as welL. As a seventh grader he made the J.V. team last year for Baptist Hill HS. His determination & drive to get better stood out in the skills session followed by his playmaking ability in games.

5'0 Eyzaiah Grant - 2026 Point Guard - Porter Gaud - Love watching coach's son develop and blossom in Big Shots. Eyzaiah will be another one as the son of College of Charleston head coach Earl Grant was a top 2026 performer in camp. Shot maker, displayed a tight handle, finishes his layups in traffic. Eyzaiah averaged 8 ppg at camp. 


3on3 winners in the Middle School Division:

32 - Trey Grant - 5’8 - Guard/Forward - 2025
8 - Jordan Smith - Florida - 5’2 PG - 2026
13 - Connor Bennett - 5’4 SG - 2026

Big Shots South Carolina Showcase: Top 15 High School Standouts

By Big Shots Nation 09/25/2020, 11:45am EDT

Ty Schaafsma, Jefferson McLamb, Malin Allard named MVP's

Top 15 Standouts (High School)

2021 MVP: 6'3 Ty Schaafsma - 2021 Wing/Guard - Bishop England - Scoring wing plays with a high motor and has a knack to put the ball in the hole.  Competitor that does what it takes to win. Sneaky bounce to him and a 3-level scorer. Has had a big year with Port City Stars as a consistent all star and expect him to be an impact player at Bishop England. Currently Ty is receiving Division 2-3 interest. 

2022 MVP: 6'5 Jefferson McLamb - 2022 Wing/Guard - Wesleyan Christian - Players with length, shooting ability and athleticism standout quickly and McLamb is one of those prospects. The 2022 SC Showcase MVP averaged 17.5 ppg as a top scorer in the high school division. A skkilled shooter that moves well without the ball. Showed off his bounce at the rim with several emphatic dunks. He will have an impact player at Wesleyan Christian this season. 

2023 MVP: 6'1 Malin Allard - 2023 Point Guard - Oceanside Collegiate - Lefty guard that plays with pace, quick, scores left. Twitter: @malin_allard 

2024 MVP: 6'1 Yannick Smith - 2024 Guard - Deer Park - 14.5 ppg 

6'0 Kai Murdock - 2024 Guard/Wing - Cario - 12 ppg 

5'10 Makhi Rivers - 2023 Point Guard - Oceanside Collegiate - Knockdown shooter that went off for 28 in the final game. 3-point shooter. Very good point guard, aggressive defense. Twitter: Makhi74265283

5'7 Temple Simmons - 2021 Point Guard - Fort Dorchester - Simmons plays with a relentless motor on offense and defense. Plays with a big heart. Has had an all star season with Low Country Bulldogs. Shoots a high percentage. Also a good on-ball defender. A high academic student that is a pleasure to have at our tourneys and camps. Averaged 10 ppg at SC Showcase to earn all star honors.

6'2 A.J. Miller - 2023 Wing - South Pointe - AJ Miller was a breakout player at SC Showcase as he led the high school division at 19.5 ppg. A strong versatile wing that makes plays. High basketball IQ sees the floor and uses his skill-set to score in a number of ways either on the block or off the dribble. Liked his leadership qualities on the floor. Twitter: Ajmiller92

6'3 John Templeton - 2024 Guard/Wing - Oceanside Collegiate -  Skilled combo guard that shoots it and is a consistent all star with Mechanics Elite. Showed athleticism at the rim and ability to make a play off the dribble. Averaged 15 ppg at Big Shots SC Showcase.

5'5 Jaden May - 2024 Guard - Fort Dorchester - Quick guard scored 14 points in game 2 in earn game MVP honors.

6'0 Anthony Washington - 2022 Point Guard - Military Magnet - Smooth lefty guard that can score or distribute. Like his length, size and decision making at the PG spot. Twitter: AntjonyXP6

6'4 Tyler Kelly - 2021 Power Forward - Porter Gaud - Stretch forward that can shoot it. Averaged 12 ppg at Big Shots SC Showcase. Standout on the circuit with Port City Stars, Kelly continued his stellar summer as the top shooting big in camp. Will be an impact player at powerhouse program Porter Gaud this season. 

5'11 Jordan Fraser - 2023 Point Guard - Ridgeview (SC) - Point guard with a stroke that is one to watch coming up the ranks in a powerhouse program at Ridge View. Tough, quick lead guard that plays with pace and burst off the dribble. Has range on his jumper. Was the top shooter in the 2023 class at camp, averaged 10 ppg. Standout on the circuit with Carolina Kings. Twitter: @frazer2023

6'0 Dylan Orschell - 2021 Point Guard - Saint James - Impact player on a Saint James team that will make a run at a region title. Shooter that competes, combo capabilities.  Defends multiple positions. Schools of interest: Converse, Spartanburg Methodist, Cape Fear CC, Brunswick CC, Fayetteville Tech. Twitter: @dylanorschell

6'4 Gabriel Frasier Jr. - 2022 Wing - First Baptist - His defensive presence stood out with a strong frame at 6'4 and length that effected shots. Also a vocal leader on the floor. Frasier will be an impact player for Antoine Saunders at First Baptist.

5'10 Rashad Simmons Jr - 2024 Guard - Jerry Zucker - The LCE backcourt of Simmons Jr and Jenkins has been fun to watch. Simmons gets downhill in a hurry, can shake and score at an efficient rate. Most recently he was named MVP at Big Shots Myrtle Beach Jam. Simmons averaged 8 ppg at SC Showcase in earning all star honors.

5'9 Montreal Jenkins - 2024 Point Guard - Simmons Pinckney - For the last 3 years Jenkins has been a consistent all star with LCE and once again showed his quickness and shot making ability at SC Showcase. He averaged 10 ppg at the camp. Tough minded guard that is always looking to make a play

5'9 Cazz Williams - 2024 Point Guard - Fort Dorchester -  Cazz has been a consistent all star this circuit season and once again showed his athleticism and drive game to earn all star honors at camp. An athletic driving guard that makes the right play whether scoring or dishing. Fluid movements on the floor along with production that project him to be a college level player.  Twitter:  @cazz_05

6'0 Thomas Collins - 2023 Wing - South Pointe - Collins is a 3-point threat with range. Can finish at the rim if run him off the line. Applied good on ball defense and was active in the passing lanes. Twitter: @ThomasC55248467

6'4 TJ Warwick - 2022 Forward - Oceanside Collegiate -  Warwick was one of the most dominant bigs in the event. A strong body forward that knows how to use his frame to make a play. Defensively he covers ground and rebounds. Solid back to the basket moves with a face up jumper to 15 feet.

5'8 Ayden Southard - 2024 Guard - Lucy Beckham - Lefty shooter that will be one to watch as he comes up in the Beckham program coached by Andrew Glover.

3on3 Winners in the High School Division

42 - Montreal Jenkins - 5’9 Guard - 2024
58 - Dylan Orschell - 6’1 Guard - 2021  
74 - John Templeton - 6’3 Guard/Wing - 2024

Big Shots Rocky Top Tip-Off: 17U All-Tournament Teams

By Big Shots Nation 09/25/2020, 9:15am EDT

Team Speights Elite flexes for Florida in taking home the Rocky Top 17U Title


17U Gold Champion: Team Marresse Speights (FL)
MVP: Troy Boynton - 6’4 Guard - 2021 - Baylor Prep


1st Team

6’4 Troy Boynton -  2021 Guard - Team Speights (Baylor Prep) - Bouncy shooter that made play after play in the title game scoring 21 points in the win earning MVP honors. The 6'4 combo guard averaged 13 ppg on the weekend. Boynton made the winning plays getting the 50-50 balls, hitting timely 3's and is springy at the rim. Division 1 prospect.

6’3 Jaylen Leftwich - 2021 Point Guard - Big Shots Elite Tri-Cities (Lynchburg Christian Academy) - Recently picked up offer from Emory & Henry, the 6'3 combo guard is smooth off the bounce. Scores right/left at the rim, plays with burst to get by and make a play. Solid mid-range game. Led Big Shots Tri-Cities at 15.3 ppg.

6’3 B.J. Edwards - 2022 Point Guard - B-Maze Elite UAA 2022 (Knoxville Catholic) - The top 40 national talent in the 2022 class, averaged 20.3 ppg to lead B.Maze Elite to the 17U title game. Big shot making point guard that plays with pace and can get to his spots. State champion at Knoxville Catholic continues to climb the ranks as an elite PG in 2022. Offers: Wake Forest, Tennessee, Georgetown, Seton Hall, South Carolina, Auburn +.

6’7 Tony Green - 2021 Wing - Team Speights (Naples) - Prospect that quickly caught my eye at Big Shots Rocky Top. At 6'7 and extremely versatile, Green can handle, hit the mid-range jumper and defend multiple positions on the floor. Really like his length and skill set that will intrigue several mid-major programs. Averaged 11.3 ppg. Holds offer from Coppin State, recent interest from FIU & UIC.

6’4 Chandler Jackson - 2022 Guard - Tennessee Blazers (Christian Brothers) - Nationally ranked player represented at Rocky Top, Top 5 prospect in TN 2022 class. Jackson is a high level power driving guard that can fill it up and showed why he holds several high major offers. Scored 21 points in a battle vs B.Maze in Round 1, averaged 13 ppg for the weekend. Has the frame, athleticism and shot making ability to be an impact guy at the high level. Offers: Alabama, Creighton, Florida State, Memphis, Missouri, Vandy, TCU, Ole Miss.

6’6 Aidan Hadaway - 2021 Wing - Georgia Knights (Lafayette) - Breakout player of the 17U division, averaged 30.3 ppg to lead the 17U division in scoring. The 6'6 skilled athletic lefty wing made plays all over the court whether on the glass or scoring the ball. Scored 91 points in 3 games in a number of ways. Plays above the rim, crafty at the rim, shoots the 3, gets to the line...A D-1 sleeper! Named County Player of the Year at Lafayette.

6’5 Dean Gabrilcek - 2021 Shooting Guard - Team Speights (East Lake) - Top shooter in the event. Knockdown shooter led Team Speights in scoring at an average of 16.5 ppg. Quick trigger, finds open spots on the floor and can't lose him or he'll make you pay. He led the division at 13 made 3-fgs. Division 1 prospect.

6’5 Randy Brady - 2021 Wing - Mid-State Elite (McEachern) - Brady is a heavily recruited small forward out of Georgia with offers from Florida, Ohio State, Vandy, Ole Miss, Florida State, Mid Tenn. A high level scoring wing that gets in done at the rim and mid-range game. With his frame at 6'5 he creates a mismatch off the bounce and can defend multiple positions. He scored 28 points in Round 1, averaged 20 ppg on the weekend.

6’11 Handje Tamba - 2022 Center - B-Maze Elite UAA 2022 (Knoxville Catholic) Tennessee's top big in 2022, Tamba continues to improve and produce attracting high level offers. State champion at Knoxville Catholic was the top big in the 17U division.  Tamba scored back to the basket with right and left hooks and power drop steps. His presence is most felt at defensively end as a shot blocker and rebounder. Currently he holds offers from Tennessee, Georgetown, Auburn.

6’1 Ethan Millirons - 2022 Point Guard - Virginia Havoc Roanoke (Auburn) Virginia 1A State Player of the Year continues to prove his worth and build his resume as a Division 1 prospect. Millirons is a pure shooting point guard that makes winning plays. A coach's son that knows the game and consistently produces. Averaged 14.7 ppg on the weekend.

6’2 Chance Carter - 2021 Guard - Basketpoint USA (Forsyth Country Day) Carter was a breakout player at Rocky Top where he averaged 24.5 ppg connecting on 12 made 3-pointers.

6’4 Kirk Pence - 2021 Shooting Guard - WV Mpact 2021 (Raceland-Worthington) Recently offered by Glenville State, Pence has earned it with his play throughout the circuit season. A consistent all star that plays with speed, hits shots all over the court and mixes it up with his float game inside. Fundamentally sound guard is one of WV's top 5 shooting guards in the class 2022. Averaged 21.3 ppg for the weekend.

6'0 Ametri Moss - 2021 Point Guard - Mid-State Elite (Northwest) - Past MVP at Big Shots Carolina Live continued his strong play at Rocky Top averaging 16 ppg to lead his team. Quick lefty guard that scores in the paint and gets to the line at a high rate. Sleeper PG in TN's 2021 class.

6’7 Malik Dia - 2022 Wing - Tennessee Blazers (Ensworth) - Shooters with length and size are always intriguing. Dia is another Division 1 prospect off the TN Blazers team as he averaged 14 ppg. 

2nd Team

6’1 Jaquan Lax - 2021 Point Guard - Tennessee Blazers (Bolivar Central)

6’6 Hayden Treadwell - 2021 Wing/Guard - Tennessee Wolves (Bearden)

5’6 Nick Owens - 2021 Shooting Guard - Big Shots Elite Tri-Cities (Graham)

6’3 Charles Crews Jr. - 2021 Guard - Team Speights (Bayshore Christian)

5’10 Carson Dennis - 2021 Guard - WV Mpact 2021 (Parkersburg)

5’11 Zack Carlton - 2021 Guard - Foothill Ballerz (North Wilkes)

6’0 Presley Patterson - 2022 Shooting Guard - B-Maze Elite (Knoxville Catholic)

6’1 Ayrion Journette - 2021 Guard - Virginia Havoc Roanoke (Northside)

6’3 Jeremy Miller - 2021 Guard - Tennessee Wolves (Oak Ridge)

6’4 Decamron Portor - 2021 Forward - Georgia Knights (Lafayette)

6’10 Brandon Sanders - 2021 Forward/Center - Team Speights (South Miami Senior)

6'9 Brandon Ilic - 2022 Power Forward - B.Maze Elite UAA 2022

6’4 Jack Brown -  2021 Shooting Guard - Mid-State Elite (Merryville)

5'11 Ryan Maier - 2022 Point Guard - West Virginia Reign Elite (Grafton)


A Hadaway - Georgia Knights 30.3
C Carter - Basketpoint USA Poi 24.5
K Pence - WV MPACT 2021 21.3
B Edwards - BMaze Elite UAA 20 20.3
H Treadwell - TN Wolves 18.7
D Portor - Georgia Knights 17.0
D Gerbalick - Team Speights 16.5
A Moss - Mid-State Elite 16.0
Z Carlton - Foothill Ballerz 15.7
A Journiette - V A Havoc Roa 2 15.7
j Lefwitch - Big Shots Elite T 15.3
E Millirons - V A Havoc Roa 20 14.7
J Miller - TN Wolves 14.0
M Dia - Tennessee Blazers 14.0
C Jackson - Tennessee Blazers 13.3
R Maier - West Virginia Reign  13.3
M Purcell - Blue Chip Cavalier 13.0
J Lax - Tennessee Blazers 13.0
J Brown - Mid-State Elite 13.0
T Boynton - Team Speights 13.0
I May - WV MPACT 2021 12.3
R Brady - Mid-State Elite 12.0
A Kennedy - West Virginia Reig 11.5
Z CONNOR - Basketpoint USA Poi 11.3
T Green - Team Speights 11.3
T Woods - Tennessee Blazers 10.8
W Toye - West Virginia Reign E 10.8
P Patterson - BMaze Elite UAA  10.8
n Owens - Big Shots Elite Tri- 10.7
J Davis - Big Shots Elite Tri- 10.7
J Blankenship - WV MPACT 2021 10.3
C Dennis - WV MPACT 2021 10.3
M Keltee - Quinn Anvils 10.3
I Tedford Jr - Quinn Anvils 10.0
M Shane - Team Speights 10.0

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