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Big Shots Weekly: Week 11 (Nov. 29 - Dec. 5)

By Big Shots Nation, 12/05/23, 1:45PM EST


BIG SHOTS will be sending weekly recruiting reports on #BIGSHOTS alums, colleges and hoop news nationwide.

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  • BIG SHOTS dropped NORTH CAROLINA 2025 RANKINGS ALL POSITIONS! Check out full rankings at
  • BIG SHOTS attended the GRAND OPENING of HENRICO SPORTS & EVENTS CENTER in Richmond, VA. Big Shots will be hosting 6 events in 2024. Check out for full 2024 schedule.
  • Tyrese Halliburton has put up unbelievable numbers in the month of November, averaging 28.6 ppg, 11.7 apg, while shooting 53.2%.
  • Montverde looked impressive at EYBL Scholastic with dominating wins over Sunrise Christian and IMG Academy. 
  • As many National Title/No. 1 ranked teams Kevin Boyle has had, this 2023-24 Montverde Academy squad may be the best team yet. Starting 5 could all be McDonald's All Americans, can't remember a HS team that had that type of talent.
  • Duke signee Cooper Flagg did it all for Montverde (FL) in the big 89-61 win over Columbus: 23 points, 8 rebounds, 7 assists, 3 steals, 2 blocks
  • 2024 PF Darius Carr of Gray Collegiate (SC) picks up offer from Missouri State-West Plains. A top available big in SC 2024. 
  • Dylan Harper will make his college decision on Wednesday, December 6th. Harper is ranked No.2 in the ESPN 100 for the class of 2024. His final schools are Auburn, Duke, Indiana, Kansas and Rutgers. Starred at BIG SHOTS Philly. 
  • BIG SHOTS ALUM Aaron Nesmith flies high for Indiana Pacers, moving on in the NBA In-Season Tournament. Standout for TMP. 
  • Combine Academy (NC) beat Evangel Christian 66-50 to win Marshall County Hoopfest. Seton Hall commit Jahseem Felton named tournament MVP scoring 23 pts and 3 rebs in the Championship Game.
  • 2025 Kaden Magwood of Oak Hill (VA) GOES OFF for 40 pts in the OT win over La Lumiere 79-75 at EYBL Scholastic. Top 3 PG in VA 2025 class. 
  • UPSET ALERT: UNCW beats #12 Kentucky at Rupp Arena 80-73. UNCWs first ranked with since 2002, when the Seahawks upset then-No. 18 USC in First Round of NCAA Tournament.
  • UPSET ALERT: Saint Joseph’s knocks down #18 Villanova on the road.
  • UPSET ALERT: Drexel beats #18 Villanova 
  • UPSET ALRET: Southern University upsets #21 Mississippi State.
  • UPSET ALERT: Northwestern does it again just like in 2022 upsetting #1 Purdue 92-88.
  • UPSET ALERT: App State beats Auburn. BIG SHOTS ALUMS Myles Tate, Jordan Marsh, Treyvon Spiller, CJ Huntley, Donovan Gregory, and more. 
  • UPSET ALERT: Georgia Tech beats Duke Blue Devils.
  • Kansas outlast defending champs UConn on their home floor. 
  • Kentucky Basketball with a big win vs Miami led by BIG SHOTS ALUM Reed Sheppard 25 pt, 5 reb, and 4 ast performance off the bench. 
  • 4 of the top scoring offenses in DII were all under or played for Nova Southeasterns, Jim Crutchfield. Jordan Fee, first year head coach at Gannon College taking the crown avg. 116.6 per game through 6 games. 
  • Reigning DII National Champions, Nova Southeastern, off to a 6-0 start. Florida native, Shane Hunter, making strides avg. career high 20.6 ppg. 
  • South Carolina Men’s Basketball off to a hot 7-0 start. The last time the Gamecocks started the season 7-0 was 2016, which led to them making the FINAL FOUR. Have a big game Wednesday vs Undefeated #24 Clemson. BIG SHOTS Alum PJ Hall having an All American year for the Tigers. 
  • BIG SHOTS ALUM Hunter Tyson with Back-to-back 20 PTS games for Grand Rapids G league.Tyson ended with 24 PTS, 7 REB, 4 AST in the win vs Windy City.  
  • BIG SHOTS ALUM Tajuan Simpkins of Northwest Florida (FL) picks up offer from NC Central. All-Star of all BIG SHOTS HS events in 2022. 
  • 2024 Paul Jones of Combine Academy (NC) picks up offer from Eastern Michigan. Originally committed to Hofstra. Lefty scoring guard. 
  • 2026 Deshawn Spellman of Landstown High School (VA) picks up offer from Old Dominion. Top 5 wing in VA 2026 class. 
  • 2024 Grant Hamilton of Weddington High School (NC) has committed to Roanoke College. Knockdown shooter. 
  • Johni Broome 6’10 BIG from Auburn averaging 18 points 9 rebounds vs App State / All SEC Second Team 22-23 / Karl Malone Award watchlist.
  • 2024 Evan Morton of Moravian Prep (NC) commits to East Stroudsburg University. Top 15 PG in NC 2024 class. 
  • Ryan Mackinnon leads Choate (CT) to a 67-57 comeback win over the Hun School in his 1st Prep School game. Knocks down three 3’s scoring 12 pts w 6 rebounds, 3 blocks, 3 assists & 3 steals - stat stuffer!
  • BIG SHOTS Frank Bennett attended Good Guys vs Cancer this past weekend in the Outer Banks. Check out @NorfolkKnights on X for write-ups and more content. 
  • Final Box: 2024 6’6 Don Lewis leads the way with 35 points including 6-8 shooting from 3 as Moravian Prep caps off 2-0 trip with 92-70 win over STAB. 
  • South Carolina Commit 2025 Eli Ellis exploded for 34 points, 8 rebounds, and 5 assists at Good Guys vs Cancer. Future Head Coach Lamont Paris was court side. 
  • Final: Myers Park 60, Word of God 27. Notre Dame commit Sir Mohammed finished with 15 pts, 9 rebs, Top 25 2025 Sadiq White scorers 10 pts, 7 rebs, 2024 Jacob Paraison scored 15 pts, 9 rebs in the win. 
  • Final: Nationally ranked match-up between Myers Park (NC) and John Marshall (VA) was impressive. Myers Park led by Tennessee commit Bishop Boswell takes down John Marshall 64-58. 
  • Final: John Marshall 84, Richmond Senior 78. 2025 Aiden Argabright led the Justices with 23 pts in the win, combined with a high-level performance by 2026 sensation Latrell Allmond finishing with 22 pts and 8 rebs. NC State commit Paul McNeil had a game high 28 for Richmond Senior, one of the best scorers NATIONALLY.
  • Final: The Burlington School 83, Word of God 55. TBS Mount St. Marys commit Zion Walker loads the stat sheet with 16 pts, 8 asts, and 2 stls. Kentucky commit Jayden Quantance goes off in the loss with 29 pts, 12 rebs, and 5 stls.
  • Final Box: Cannon 81, Millbrook 70.  2025 Isiah Henry finished with game high 26 points, Miami commit 2024 Austin Swartz finished with 21 pts and 8 Rebs. 2025 Nationally Ranked Colt Langdon of Millbrook finished with team high 33 pts and 10 Rebs. 
  • Final: Wilson Prep 64, Catholic 42. 2024 Josh Hicks hits 6 threes in the win vs Catholic finishing with 22 pts in the game. Ben Ferguson led the way with 14 pts as well for Wilson Prep. 2025 Ashton Walker filled up the stat sheet for Catholic with 16 pts and 8 rebs in the loss. 
  • Final:  First Flight 58, Kinston 55. 2024 Mason Dobie with a big performance to lead First Flight in a thriller putting up 21 pts, 8 rebs, and 2 asts. 2024 Khalil Sanders of Kinston goes off as well with 22 pts in the game.  
  • Final: Richmond takes down First Flight 90-45. NC State commit Paul McNeil EXPLODES for 50 pts in the win.