The Big Shots Myrtle Beach Tip Off High School Showcase had an impressive lineup as IMG Academy, Lake Norman Christian, Life Christian Academy, Moravian Prep and others took the stage. Here's a look at the standouts from the weekend's showcase games.
1. Trey Green | 5'10 Point Guard | Lake Norman Christian | 2023
Trey Green took over in the opening game for Lake Norman Christian in their 96-45 victory over First Baptist. He put up 25 points along with six 3-pointers to pace the offensive attack. He finished the weekend with eight made 3-pointers and continue to push his case for top sharpshooter in the 2023 class. He produced 17.5 ppg on the weekend.
2. Brandon Murray | 6'4 Guard | IMG National | 2021
Brandon Murray is an athletic freak in the IMG National backcourt that makes his presence felt on both ends. He was exciting in two victories for IMG National as he played above the rim and showed off his shooting range. He posted 20.5 ppg while finishing as one of the top shot blockers in the event as well. LSU is getting a solid two-way threat that loves to battle on both ends using his length and athleticism.
3. Mikey Williams | 6'3 Guard | Lake Norman Christian | 2023
Mikey Williams was impressive as he averaged 20.5 ppg on the weekend with a big Game 2 performance against IMG Elite and Jahzare Jackson. Williams put up 21 of his 22 points in the second half to pace a comeback victory for Lake Norman Christian and put on a show in the process. He showed off his three level game and ability to create off the bounce as North Carolina's top 2023 prospect.
4. Charles Bediako | 6'11 Foward/Center | IMG National | 2021
Michigan is getting quite a gem in big man Charles Bediako. He moves with a sense of urgency on both ends, protecting the rim with prowess and finishing everything at the rim with dunks. He was an impressive two-way prospect who showed he's got a very bright future in the game.
5. Benny Williams | 6'8 Wing/Guard | IMG National | 2021
Benny Williams was very hard to score on when around the rim. He's got hops out of this world that he uses to protect the rim and finish at the rim as he did with consistency for the IMG National squad. He'll be an electric name at Syracuse for years to come.
6. Jonathan Kurtas | 6'10 Forward/Center | Lake Norman Christian | 2021
Jonathan Kurtas was very hard to score on around the rim at the Big Shots Myrtle Beach Tip Off. He's a 6-foot-10 presence in the paint that makes his impact felt as a rim protector and finisher in the paint. As college coaches get more looks at him, look for his offer list to continue to grow.
7. Kenard Richardson | 6'3 Guard | Life Christian | 2021
Kenard Richardson is a prospect that constantly finds ways to score on all three levels. He led the division in free throws made (17) and finished third in points per game (23.0) as one of the primary scorers in the Life Christian rotation. Look for him to have a strong senior campaign as a consistent 20+ point threat in 2020-21.
8. JP Haggarty | 6'4 Wing/Guard | Lake Norman Christian | 2022
JP Haggarty was another sharpshooter on the wing for Lake Norman Christian and just when defenders adjusted to him as a shooter, he got to the rim and showed off his athleticism in the paint. He's an underrated prospect who will soon start to turn heads after knocking down six 3-pointers across two games for Lake Norman Christian at the Big Shots Myrtle Beach Tip Off.
9. Jahzare Jackson | 7'0 Center/Forward | IMG Elite | 2023
The big man Jahzare Jackson showed flashes of his potential in the frontcourt and beyond at 7-foot. He's a mobile big that's hard to defend against and an anchor in the paint in the making. As he learns the speed of the game and finds control as a ball handler, he's going to be a problem for IMG Elite High School squad.
10. Colin McKenzie | 6'6 Guard/Wing | First Baptist | 2022
Colin McKenzie didn't let the bright lights get to him in First Baptist's matchup against Lake Norman Christian. He showed off his ability to operate on all three levels and even finish at the rim en route to 16 points to pace his squad's offense. He's an under-the-radar guard to watch in SC's 2022 class.
Amahrie Simpkin | Believe Prep | PG
16.3 ppg to lead Believe Prep
Xavier Thornton | Moravian Prep National | 2021
put up 16.0 ppg and made four 3-pointers
Tykee Peterson | 6'3 Guard | Life Christian | 2022
led the HS Showcase in 3-pointers made with 9; 15.7 ppg
Lynn Greer | 6'3 Guard | IMG National | 2021
was hurt in the first game after an explosive poster AND-1 dunk that brought the house down.
Ikechi Chantilue | 6'3 Wing/Guard | Life Christian | 2021
13.0 ppg, showed off his burst to the rim