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Big Shots South Carolina Showcase: Top 15 Middle School Standouts

By Big Shots Nation, 09/25/20, 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