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RECAP: Big Shots Prep Nationals High School Platinum All Stars

By Big Shots Nation, 03/11/23, 11:30AM EST


Grace Brethen (MD) and San Jose Prep take home the National title!

Rock Hill, SC - In its fourth year the Big Shots Prep Nationals had incredible talent and hosted several top teams in the nation. Over 105 highschool and post grad teams made this years event the biggest high school event for Big Shots to date. Prep Nationals featured hundreds of available prospects and a number of ranked players in the nation.  Teams from over 3 countries, and 15 states traveled to the Rock Hill Sports and Events Center all for one common goal, to be name National Champs.


Grace Brethen (MD) - 

Damien Jones was huge for Grace Brethen as they went undefeated in the Platinum division to be named Prep National Champions. Jones averaged over 21 PPG to help lead the charge and came up big in the title game. Grace Brethen faced off against Combine Reigonal in the championship and it came down to the last possession. GB needed 1 stop in the final seconds and they held off Combine to win 65-64. Tre Hawkins for Grace Brethen was also clicking offensively, averaging over 18 ppg.

San Jose Prep (FL) -

San Jose Prep came into Big Shot Prep Nationals after coming up short at the Big Shots Charleston Inv. San Jose completed the mission after winning the title game against Raleigh Christian Academy by 1 point. Keenan Johnson was named MVP for San Jose as he led the team in scoring, while also scoring his tournament high 21 points in the semifinal game. The 6'7 wing was one of the top prospects in the division and turned some heads with his abilies. Keenan Johnson is currently verbally committed to Erskine College.


San Jose Prep (FL)       21        Keenan  Johnson

Grace Brethren (MD)  2          Damien Jones


Check out the First & Second Team All Stars from the weekend:


Chi Prep Sports Academy (IL) 21        Michael Jones

Chi Prep Sports Academy (IL) 42        Tristian Ford

Combine Regional (NC)          25        Jacob   Brandly

Grace Brethren (MD)  11        Tre       Hawkins

Inspire Academy Varsity (CAN)          7          Andrew Shuttlesworth

Life Christian Academy (VA)   15        Amari  Gray

Moravian Prep Regional (NC)             Levon  Jacobs

New Life Christian Academy (NC)       2          Cam     Oates

New Life Christian Academy (NC)       11        Jakwon Moore

Oak Hill Academy Red (VA)    5          TJ         Jackson

RC (NC)            11        Jakel    Powell

Rock Creek Christian Academy (MD)  10        Sam Norfleet

V3 Prep Academy (Black) (CAN)         1          Liam    Holmes

Western Canada Prep Academy (CAN)          13        Adam  Harakow

Wilson Academy (GA) 2          Ammarion       Jones

Word of Life Christian (VA)     31        Jason   Clarke

Combine Regional (NC)          11        Yohan  Gutierrez



Combine Regional (NC)          5          Clinton Efinda

Grace Brethren (MD)  3          Kris Johnson

Inspire Academy Varsity (CAN)          10        Dilawar Khan

Life Christian Academy (VA)   4          Judah  Egbo

Life Christian Academy (VA)   21        Jaiden  Jeffrey

Life Christian Academy (VA)   30        Jamari Garnett

Moravian Prep Regional (NC)             Jermaine Knaff II

Oak Hill Academy Red (VA)    1          Ashton Walker

Oak Hill Academy Red (VA)    2          Donovan Rakotonanahary

RC (NC)            12        Preston Copeland

RC (NC)            1          Nic       Anthony

RC (NC)            4          Ira        Wilson

Rock Creek Christian Academy (MD)  1          Corwin Holland

Rock Creek Christian Academy (MD)  23        DK Moore

San Jose Prep (FL)       1          Clinton Johnson

San Jose Prep (FL)       22        Deiontaye       Grant

V3 Prep Academy (Black) (CAN)         17        Prince  Ojukwu

Western Canada Prep Academy (CAN)          7          Aubrey Dorey-Havens

Wilson Academy (GA) 0          Jeremiah Ruffin

Wilson Academy (GA) 1          Talib    Hamilton

Wilson Academy (GA) 3          Isiah    Cameron

Word of Life Christian (VA)     2          Jalen    St. Clair