The Big Shots Southeast Top 150 Showcase hosted by Paul Biancardi was an entertaining one to say the least. Here's a look at the NEXT All-Stars in the classes of 2024-27.
Brayden Crump is a talent! The 6-foot-6 skilled stretch forward put on a show at Big Shots Southeast Top 150 scoring 22 points in the first half, en route to 26 ppg at the camp over two games. To see his growth in size, confidence and overall game from the first Big Shots event of the year until now is a joy to see; a star in the making. Going up the likes of Josh Hall, Javarzia Belton, Jordan Wildy and many of NC's best everyday at Moravian Prep only will make you better. So when we get to see him against players his own age it is total domination. The TLBA Big Shots Elite NC star shoots the 3, scores inside-out and can flush with ease forcing many to question his age. But if they only saw his workouts they'll understand the results we've come to see from Brayden Crump on a regular basis at Big Shots. Defensively he controls the paint and glass with a comfortable handle to lead the break off a rebound. His game reminds me of a Kyle Singler type and will be one to watch over the years to come.
Jahari Hardy: Throughout the circuit season, Hardy was a consistent all-star with Team Wall Big East. It was a similar output of athletic drives, active defense and playmaking off the bounce at Big Shots SE Top 150. He plays with a burst to his step and has court awareness that constantly has him making a play at both ends of the floor. He has a knack to get into paint and finish through contact. With effective length and a strong handle, Hardy gets to his spots on the floor and converts plays. He projects to be a top 10 2024 wing in the state of North Carolina.
Malique Johnson: Johnson is an emerging point guard that showed off his shooting stroke and defense at the Big Shots SE Top 150. The Georgia native can handle the basketball, make plays for others and has a nice feel for his floor game. He's got a bright future ahead of him on the hardwood.
Cooper Wiley: Coming off a MVP performance at Big Shots SC Top 150 Wiley once again showed that he has the skill set and length to be a top wing prospect in South Carolina's 2024 class. A slashing lefty that is shifty on his drives, finishing through contact at the rim. He uses his length well to make things happen in the paint as well at both ends of the floor. Having seen the star lefties in Korey Richardson and Josh Beadles come through recently, Wiley looks to be following those same footsteps.
Myron McKoy: Speed kills and Myron McKoy brings that to the game. The speedy PG stood out with Flight 22 on the Big Shots circuit all season and was once again an all star at Big Shots Southeast Top 150 with Paul Biancardi leading his team at 10 ppg. Point guards that get into the paint are a need in today's game and McKoy makes it happen either scoring or dishing off the bounce. A coach's son that understands the game and makes the right reads with the ball in his hand.
Zehren Hilton: Shooters shoot and Zehron has established himself as one of the top shooters at Big Shots Top 150 camps as soon as he walks in the door. Coming off an all star showing at SC Top 150, Hilton was once again a top 3-point shooter in his class. What he may lack in size at this point he makes up with in confidence and quick trigger to get his shot off. His floor game should come along as he continues to fine tune his handle. Always a threat on the floor with his ability to shoot and move without the ball leading to him averaging 12 ppg earning 2024 all star honors for the second time this fall.
Ashton Elliott: Over the years I've enjoyed seeing the floor leadership Ashton Elliott brings to his team. A vocal leader and also by example through his productivity. Elliott was an aggressive slasher and shooter during the Big Shots SE Top 150 Showcase. He showed off his ability to handle the ball and get to the rim on numerous occasions and had a knack for taking what the defense gave him to turn it into positive things on the floor. A point guard that sets the tone offensively and defensively and makes an impact with actions that may not always show up in the stat sheet but wins games.
Joseph Lemmon - Lemmon was quite the wing player for his size at 6-foot-3 at the Big Shots SE Top 150 Showcase. He put up double-figures in scoring through both showcase games on drives and transition buckets. A player that joins the Big Shots NC Watchlist in the 2024 class.
2025 MVP, Eli Ellis: His range stats when he steps foot into the gym. Eli Ellis is as good as any 2025 PG we saw all year. He put on a show on the Big Shots Circuit starring for TLBA Big Shots Elite NC and did once again at Big Shots Southeast Top 150 with Paul Biancardi scoring 22 points in game 1. The stroke is effortless off the catch and dribble breakdown moves with NBA range. As a coach's son (Dad Jeremy director of Moravian Prep) he works tireless on his craft against many of the state's best high school players and we just see the results on the weekend. A three-level scorer with touch around the rim and a tight handle to zig zag through defenses and complete a play at the rim. The competitiveness and basketball IQ he carries is well above his grade-level right now. He's a prospect that has a very bright future in the class of 2025.
2025 Ziyon Harris-McHam: Love having coach's sons in Big Shots and similar to the Ellis Bros. Ziyon-Harris McHam is one that is emerging as a promising prospect in SC's 2025 class. His dad Phillip is the head coach at Gaffney (SC) and you can tell he's taught his son how to play. A scoring guard that makes advanced reads, knows how to attack defenses with his drives and space the floor setting up an easy jumper. He has intangibles of quicks, handle, basketball IQ and shot making ability you want in a point guard. An all star at Big Shots Next Greensboro Team Felton earlier this season. Averaged 9.0 points per game during the showcase games earning all star accolades at Big Shots Southeast Top 150.
2025 Justin Geter: Geter is a poised lead guard that can create off the dribble scoring or dishing exposing what the defense gives him. He consistently hit the mid-range jumper in skill session showing a confident stroke. In the games he never rushed and made the right play letting the game come to him. Defensively he slides his feet and keeps his man in front, while getting into the passing lanes with active hands. An all star showing at his first Big Shots Top 150 camp.
2026 MVP, Isaac Ellis: Shoots it as well as you can shoot it. He's nicknamed 'iRobot' for a reason for his automatic, knockdown lefty jumper. The younger Ellis brother, Isaac, is quite the scrappy guard and has unlimited range from behind the arc. Playing up three sometimes five age divisions, Isaac is fearless bringing energy on the defensive end and confidence well beyond his age. Again similar to his brother, his work ethic on his craft and technique on his jumper from his release to footwork is unmatched for players in his grade. The top 2026 performer all year on the Big Shots Circuit with TLBA Big Shots Elite NC continued to shine earning 2026 MVP honors at the Southeast Top 150 with Paul Biancardi averaging 13 ppg in the Next and 6 ppg in the high school division.
2027 MVP, Hunter McGrath: McGrath was the biggest standout in the 2027 class at Big Shots Southeast Top 150 with Paul Biancardi. One of my biggest joys in Big Shots is having coach's sons play in our events and watch their development throughout the years. Hunter, the son of UNCW head coach CB, is clearly advanced in his skill set with his fundamentals of ball handling, shooting, footwork on his jumper and basketball IQ. A point guard that handles ball pressure well playing against older players with good court vision to make the read to score or dish. He led the 2027 class in ppg at the camp earning MVP honors.
A.J. Clark stood out with his ability to fill it up from all three levels. The slashing lefty finished at a high rate scoring 14.5 points per contest across the showcase games. He showed off his ability to score using his length at 6-foot-2 especially left and has a stroke with range beyond the arc. A crafty wing with instinctive court vision with willingness to learn and be coached. He was a past MVP at Big Shots Mid-Atlantic two years ago and returns in the same fashion in 2019.
Steven Stinson Jr. was one of the top athletes and overall prospects in the Mid-Atlantic Top 150. At a lengthy 6-foot-4, Stinson plays with a confident bouncy step in his game getting to the paint at will. He was unstoppable going to the rim, with high level tendencies at finishing either with a flush or a variety of floaters or step backs from mid-range. He put together a scoring average of 13.0 points per game. Defensively he rebounds out of the area, pursues the ball and has the frame and athleticism to be a shutdown defender. Always one of the better athletes in the state in the 2023 class, it was his polished skill set & development of his jumper with range that stood out to me. As his game continues to blossom, Steven is a Division 1 prospect in Virginia's 2023 class to keep an eye on.
Etienne Strothers, Menchville
Keep an eye out for another member of the Strothers family to step into the spotlight this season with Etienne Strothers entering his freshman year. Strothers plays well within himself and looks to distribute as a true point guard on the floor. When you watch Etienne you see traits in his game that show for a bright future especially knowing his genes (brother Allen is a Division-1 2021 PG prospect). In talking with his dad, former NBA player Lamont Strothers, Etienne picks up on things quickly, continues to grow and has his best ball ahead of him. He has an effortless stroke with range off the catch or dribble with a high arch. He glides on the floor with the ball in hand and has instincts to be at the right spot-right time. His game translates to the division 1 level and excited to see his development over the course of his high school career.
Isaiah Luckie, Northside
Isaiah Luckie stood out as a two-way threat at the Big Shots Mid-Atlantic Top 150. He gets after it on both ends, especially on defense with his ability to pressure the basketball and come up with loose balls. Offensively, he made plays with effort and a high basketball IQ scoring on cuts, offensive rebounding and simply beating his man down the floor. He's another freshman prospect to keep an eye on.
Devin Keasey, Menchville
Devin Keasey was another member of Menchville High School's squad to turn heads at the Big Shots Mid-Atlantic Top 150. The 6-foot-3 shooting guard showed off his abilities as a sharpshooter, passer and rebounder. He has a high basketball IQ along with size allowing him to play multiple positions and be a threat on and off the ball. Similar to Etienne Strothers, Devin is the younger brother coming up the ranks in the Menchville program that will be a college prospect (older brother Jaden a 2020 college prospect). His a shooting you can't leave on the perimeter or he will make you pay. Look for him to make an impact at Menchville very soon.
Michael Patrick, Hanover
Michael Patrick is a versatile prospect that can play inside and out at his height of 6-foot-3. He showed good range shooting the basketball from behind the arc. His best asset was his efficiency at the offensive & defensive end, playing smart and tough. Patrick averaged 10 ppg at Big Shots Mid-Atlantic Top 150.
Ashton Holland Lane, Lakeland
Ashton Holland Lane floor game is what stood out to me at the Mid-Atlantic Top 150. A solid ballhandler that makes good decisions with the ball as a facilitator, never flustered with pressure and always looking to make the right play. He showed off his shooting ability as well during the drills and games portion of the day. He's got a high IQ for making things happen when he touches the ball earning 2023 All Star honors.
Jaylen Johnson had quite the day for the younger prospects at the Big Shots Mid-Atlantic Top 150. He took over during the games session after showing enhanced skills during the drills sessions. He went off in the first game, making plays for himself and others and was the best player on the floor after that. His ability to get into the paint at a high rate and make plays assisting or scoring led to him earning Next 2019 MVP honors.
2025 Aidan Trimiew, PG
Aidan Trimiew was quite the confident sharpshooter during the Top 150 showcase. He showed off his range as a shooter from deep making five 3-pointers across the two showcase games he appeared in. He impressed with his ability to create off the catch and off the dribble. A coach's son that knows the game and shows signs of a bright future.
2025 Mason Patrick, G/F
Mason Patrick was relentless in the paint for his squad at the Top 150 showcase. He was a terror on the boards and got every offensive board that came his way to lead the scoring effort in both games. He finished the weekend averaging 20.0 points per game with most of his points coming off the glass.
2025 Ian Nicholson, PG
Ian Nicholson was a solid guard prospect that filled the lane well on the break and made an effort to get to the rim when given opportunities. He put up 11.0 points per game during the showcase games and showed off his ability to be unselfish as a playmaker.
2024 Cameron Quarles, PG
Cameron Quarles was a solid combo guard at the Top 150 showcase. He's a floor general with superb passing ability. He's got solid court vision and consistency as a shooter. On defense, he's strong pressuring the basketball and causing havoc leading to points off turnovers.
2025 Sean Tyler, PG
Sean Tyler is a smart player for his age and stood out despite his young age. He's got a nice IQ for making things happen when the ball touches his hands. He's got tight handles and growing confidence getting to the rim.
2025 Kady'n Turner-Scott, F
Kady'n Turner-Scott has great height already at 6-foot and uses his size well on the floor. He's got a good shooting touch on the perimeter. On defense, he defended the lane well and was an active rebounder. He's got tons of room to grow as a prospect.
2026 Azarean Claxton, SF
Azarean Claxton was another young prospect that stood out with his ability to score on all three levels. He's got a nice touch on his jump shot and confidence when the ball came his way. He created well off the dribble with his handles as well. Averaged 10 ppg at Big Shots Mid-Atlantic Top 150 earning All Star honors.