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.