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Big Shots Carolina Labor Day Classic: Varsity Boys All Stars

By Big Shots Nation, 09/09/21, 12:15PM EDT


Kory Davis explodes for 43 in the title game to lead 1-Carolina to the Varsity Division championship title.

Rock Hill, SC-  Big Shots Carolina Labor Day Classic was a standout event held at the Rock Hill Sports and Events Center. It was filled with some of the nation’s best as they competed for a chance to take home the title. There was elite level talent and some new up and coming stars. Big Shots Carolina Labor Day Classic was a great tournament on the holiday weekend.   

1-Carolina had a very interesting route to the varsity division championship as they were outnumbered in terms of players on the roster. What they lacked in roster size was made up with talent as they had a handful of all stars on their team. 1-Carolina was led by the Davis twins Kory & Kendall. These two players led the team in not only total points scored but also points per game. Kory Davis finished 3rd in the division in points per game, averaging 26. Davis is a 6'0 combo guard in the class of 2022 and he was on a mission from start to finish. He has great build and uses his strength very well to blow past defenders and finish through contact. Not only can Davis attack but he was shooting the three ball very well at Big Shots Carolina Labor Day Classic. In the title game Davis put on one of the best performances in the entire tournament, scoring 43 points and single handedly pushing his team to overtime. As the title game went to overtime it was obvious who the ball was going to for 1-Carolina & Kory Davis sank a free throw in the final seconds to give his team the win. Kendall Davis on the other hand was just as fiery and competitive as his twin. These two are constantly diving on the floor and making hustle plays that just aren't seen very much in basketball these days. Kendall always seemed to make the right play, he never forced the issue and let his shot come to him. He averaged 13 points per game and a main reason why 1-Carolina took home the crown on Sunday.

The Varsity Division was absolutely stacked with talent as they not only had the #1 2025 & 2024 player in the state of NC but they also had a 16U gold medalist and a top 5 player in the 2022 class as well. Eli Ellis, Paul McNeil, Jaylen Curry, & De'ante Green stacked the competition and didn't disappoint in their performances. The number #1 2024 SG in the nation Paul McNeil was an absolute show in the varsity division. He led all scorers averaging over 28 ppg, finishing off the tournament with 31 and 38 points. The 6'4 SG is the real deal, he has great size/length & uses it perfectly to get past defenders or shoot over them. I was really impressed with his shot making ability over the weekend as he found a way to get his shot off even when heavily guarded. His game is very smooth and has a Paul George like look to it. McNeil is a 5 star player and is already getting offers from schools like Tennessee. He carries himself like a pro and does a little bit of everything. 

Jaylen Curry on the other hand came into Big Shots Carolina Labor Day Classic and blew it wide open. He dropped 41 points in his first game against Moravian Prep National 2, scoring the ball in every which way. From the tip off curry seemed to be getting face guarded but it didn't make a difference as Curry got it going early. After knocking in a couple threes it was only a matter of time for him to catch fire. The 6'2 PG is fresh off winning a gold medal with the 16U USA team. He is a high major player and scored 31 in his second game following. Bringing his average to 36 on the weekend. 

CHAMPS: 1-Carolina - 74

RUNNER-UP: Yokr County Legends- 73





1-Carolina 2022                      Kendall            Davis   2022    6'2''     Guard  York Prep

1-Carolina 2022                      Kory     Davis   2022    6'0''     Guard  York Prep

1-Carolina 2022                      Jimichael         Gladden          2021    5'4''     Guard  York Prep       

Anthony Morrow Elite{Team Carolina)          5          Evan    Ashmore         2023    6-5       wing    JL Chambers

Anthony Morrow Elite{Team Carolina)          0          Jaylen  Curry   2023    6-2       Point Guard     Vance

Anthony Morrow Elite{Team Carolina)          3          Chastin            Gatewood       2022    5'11     PG       Vance

Anthony Morrow Elite{Team Carolina)          4          zion     Mcduffie         2023    6-4       Guard  Butler

Botetourt Dazzle- GATA BASKETBALL ACADEMY       12        Ashton Bramblett        2022    6-1       SG        Lord Botetourt

Botetourt Dazzle- GATA BASKETBALL ACADEMY       41        Conner Tilley   2022    6-4       SG        Lord Botetourt

Moravian Prep National                     ELI       ELLIS                                       

Moravian Prep National                     JACKSON         HOLT                                      

Moravian Prep National                     LANE   LAUDERBAUGH                                              

Moravian Prep National                     MAYAR            WOL                                       

No Way Out    6          De'Marcus       Allen    2023    6'4''     PG       San Jose Prep

No Way Out    33        AS        Thompson       2023    6'5''     PG SG  West Nassau

No Way Out    35        Nutorious        Turner 2023    6'0''     SG PF   Home School

Richmond Jammers    24        Paul     McNeil 2024    6'4       Guard  Richmond Sr. High

Richmond Jammers    15        Jamarion         Wall     2024    6'1       Guard  Richmond Sr HIgh

Riptide 2023   9          JY         GLADDEN           

Riptide 2023                JJ         Mata                 

Riptide 2023   21        QUENTIN         HOUSTON                                          

Riptide 2023   1          JONATHAN      MATA                                     

team vision     25        DEANTE           GREEN 2022    6'10     FORWARD       asheville christian academy

team vision     5          DANTE OLIVER 2023    6'5       G         asheville christian academy

team vision     0          CASIAN            RICHARD         2023    5-9       PG       CARVER

Winston 76ers 2023   30        Jordan Davis   2023    6'1''     Guard  East Surry High School

Winston 76ers 2023   15        Ethan   Smith   2022    6-7       Wing    High Point Christian Academy

Winston 76ers 2023   45        Trey     Tisdale 2023    6-5       SG        Forsyth Country Day School

York County Legends  8          Jayden Boyd    2023    6'7''     Forward          Northwestern High School

York County Legends  0          Ladarius          Cloud   2024    5’8”     PG       Lancaster

York County Legends  3          Grayson           Kirk      2023    6'2       guard   Lancaster High School

York County Legends  4          Kanye  Nelson 2023    6'1''     Guard  Legion Collegiate

York County Legends  10        Jordan Watford          2025    6-4       Guard  Lancaster High



P. McNeil28.8

J. Thompson26.7

K. Davis26.0

J. BANKS20.0



J. Curry17.8

N. Turner17.3

G. Kirk 17.3


M. WOL16.0


J. HOLT15.0

A. Bramblett14.5

J. Wall14.0

z. Mcduffie13.8

K. Davis12.7

E. ELLIS12.5

K. Nelson12.5

O. Walters12.3