Love seeing coach's sons shine in Big Shots over the years and Joah Shay, son of ETSU assistant Jason Shay, is one to watch. Shay led the Next WV Top 150 at 23.0 points per game putting on a shooting exhibition. A skilled PG that plays with a confident handle and has a knockdown 3-point stroke that he can get off the catch or the dribble. Joah hit 8 3 -gs in two games scoring 29 points in his final game. He makes advanced reads with the ball in hand and plays angles well on the floor. A competitive player that applies relentless at both ends and is extremely coachable. He'll be one to watch on the Big Shots Virginia 2024 Watchlist for many years to come.
Over the years at Big Shots WV Top 150 events it's been a joy to see the Dobbs Bros. blossom into stars. It was the older brother Zyon that came on to the scene in seventh grade and became one of the greats out of Fairmont Sr. winning two state titles and now is a freshman at JMU. Now it's Zycheus' turn to make his mark and he's done that at Big Shots since fifth grade. Similar to Zyon, Zycheus has a strong frame at that age mixed with a skill-set that allows him to create a mismatch off the bounce and use his athleticism to get to the rim at will. He plays a point forward type with versatility to handle, pass and score while mixing it up inside on the glass and defending multiple positions. At this year's WV Top 150 he played up on the high school level and scored 11 points in game two finishing well over length, hitting the mid-range jumper at a consistent rate and proving that he will be an immediate impact player at the high school ranks when that time comes. He comes from a basketball-rich background as his dad, Deon Dobbs, played at Marshall from 1997-2000. Zycheus will be one to watch as a top prospect in West Virginia's 2024 class.
A shooting combo guard that can fill it up from all three-levels. Lukas Deem was a breakout performer in the 2024 class at Big Shots Next WV Top 150 where he averaged 18.0 points per contest. A strong driver that can create off the bounce with dribble moves, finishing well in traffic at the rim and has the touch to hit the short game floater or mid-range jumper. Deem is efficient with his dribble and shots. He scored 23 points in game one in a number of ways. Like his versatile skill set and competitiveness to go get the ball for his team. He'll be a guard to watch in West Virginia's 2024 class.
Scoring point guard that can get into the paint at high rate. Jamari Jenkins was one of the top point guards in the Next division as he averaged 15.0 points per game. A playmaker that pushes tempo in transition and makes advanced reads with the ball. Jenkins played for Team Loaded on the circuit and joins the Big Shots WV 2024 Watchlist.
Barcinas is a past all star at Big Shots WV Top 150 and he returns in similar fashion scoring 14.0 points per game earning all star accolades. A confident point guard that can shake you off the dribble finding the open man or hitting shots from all 3-levels. What he may lack in size in height he plays with a big heart. A joy to have at camp and he continues to get better each time we see him.
The NC native came to WV and represented! Relentless sums up Aeneas' game as he constantly was at the rim scoring or dishing for an easy bucket. At WV Top 150 his name was said frequently on the mic as he averaged 18.0 points per game and a number of assist. Like the pace he plays with the ball in his hand and understands the point guard role on when to shoot and pass. He applies the same pressure at the defensive end to get deflections leading to points off turnovers. His mentality and approach to the game will lead to success this season and the years to come.
Chance is a tough lead guard that can play on and off the ball. A shooter that can create his own shot and is a must find on the perimeter. He displayed a high basketball IQ in knowing how to play to his strengths and a poised all around game. At WV Top 150 he averaged 11 points per game. Hartwell plays for WV Wildcats on the circuit.
EJ is a quick playmaking guard that can get into the paint and finish at the rim or dish to the open man. He changes gears with his dribble well and attacks in transition. Defensively he slides his feet well to stay in front and sets the tone with his ball pressure. He averaged 11 points per game at WV Top 150 to earn 2024 all star accolades.
The Looney family grows tall in Grundy, VA, and Johna is another Looney talent coming up the ranks. His oldest brother Cade is a division 1 talent forward in 2021 and Johna showed for a promising future in the 2024 class with his showing at WV Top 150. He averaged 12.0 points per outing scoring inside the paint, hitting the glass at both ends and solid back to the basket moves for buckets. He uses his 6'3 wide frame well to get positioning and has good touch on the ball.
Maleke contributed to his team in a number of ways with his court awareness, playmaking ability off the dribble and most importantly his stroke from 3. He connected on five 3-fgs in two games to average 9.0 points per game. One of the top 3 point shooters in the 2024 class at WV Top 150, earning 2024 all star honors.
TD is an active wing that was one of the top 2025 scorers at WV Top 150. Like his drive game and aggressive mentality to go make a play at both ends. He rebounds well for his position and is a solid athlete. A prospect to watch coming up the ranks for WV Reign.
Jack is a fearless player that plays with toughness and accepts a challenge. He plays with a motor as he displayed the ability to rebound well offensively and defensively. He gets out in transition leading to easy buckets.
Coming off lighting it up at the 2018 WV Top 150 in a classic shootout versus Kaden Metheny, Jake Pate was showing off the stroke again in 2019. He is an aggressive guard that despite his size gets to the rim and finishes over length. He flies around the court getting deflections in the passing lanes and getting on the floor for loose balls. The top 2025 shooter at WV Top 150.
Coby is a confident floor general that shoots the 3. He defends multiple positions and plays a mature game thinking about the next play. He doesn't settle and gets into the paint looking to make a play. A top 2026 performer at WV Top 150 2019.
Keegan has starred in Big Shots over the years with WV Wolfpack so it's no surprise to see him earning 2027 all star accolades again at WV Top 150. He was a standout in the ball handling and skill session. He has the skill set and shooting stroke that will continue to bring him success in the years to come. He played up in the Top 150 and didn't back down from the competition.
Ty Pate had the hot hand at WV Top 150 where he led the 2027 class in scoring with 12.0 points per game hitting 4 3's. The Pate Bros. can shoot the rock and know how to get open.
Lofton was the top forward in the 2026 at WV Top 150. The Looney Bros. play with a high basketball IQ and know how to play to their strengths in helping their teams win. Well coached player that is versatile and can mix his game inside-out.