Richmond, VA – In the 5th annual Big Shots Mid-Atlantic Top 150, many of the Mid-Atlantic’s top talent took center stage. In years’ past MVP’s have included Collin Sexton, Jalek Felton, Prentiss Hubb, Naji Marshall and Marvin Price Jr. This year it was 2019 6’4 SF Lance Monteiro of L.C. Bird (VA) that made his mark. Let’s check out the top performers in the 2019 class at Big Shots SE Top 150:
MVP: Lance Monteiro 6’4 W L.C. Bird (VA) | Monteiro displayed great finishing abilities around the rim. He was constantly active and played with a solid motor. Monteiro was constant movement without the ball to put him in scoring situations. He showed a good touch from 15-18 feet with his jump shot. Monteiro had a good feel on the perimeter as well. He had 12 points in Game 1 and 14 points in Game 2 for a 13 ppg average. Will be an impact player for a talented LC Bird team with his ability to play multiple positions including some lead guard. Division 2 programs should be all over Monteiro.
Devin Christian 6’0 G Lee Davis (VA)/Team Richmond Garner Road |
Devin was a top 2019 performer at Big Shots Mid Atlantic Top 150 scoring 19 points, 11 points game 2 to average 15 ppg. Driving guard that can hit the floater and applies pressure off the bounce. Scored going both ways and in transition. Very confident with the ball in hand to get to the rim or hit the mid-range jumper. Created offense with defense and rebounding. His activeness on both ends will lead to contributions for Lee Davis teaming up with Elijah Jones, James Wallace III, Dana Woodley for a strong backcourt.
Mack Burgett 6’7 SF L.C. Bird (VA) |
Versatile wing-forward with a stroke and toughness to defend multiple positions. Lefty at 6’7 that can stretch the floor and is full of upside. Starred with Team Loaded 804 on the Circuit. Division 2 programs should be all over Mack. Strong, lengthy frame that will only get stronger in college. Uses length to score and contest shots. Will be an impact player on a talented LC Bird squad that will compete for a state title.
Everett Rivers 6’2 G L.C. Bird (VA) |
Everett shot the ball well in skills and in the game sessions at Big Shots Mid Atlantic Top 150 hitting three 3-fg in the first game. Like his length and size with his ability to play PG or off the ball. Efficient game making the right reads to score or pass. Hit the glass at the guard spot which led to quick transition breaks. Smooth floor game from the 2019 guard that will be a solid contributor to a talented LC Bird squad.
Avery Fusco 6’3 SF Lee Davis (VA) |
Avery is a high motor forward that plays energy and to his strengths. He was the first one in the gym at Big Shots Mid Atlantic Top 150 ready to get to work, something to be said about that. He was active the offensive glass that led to put backs. Plays a face up game that can stretch it to 15 feet. Defensively he could defend multiple positions with his footspeed, strength and length. Positive player that was a joy to have in camp. Productive in both games at camp averaging 11 ppg. A player that with his size, rebounding skills and motor will be impact player for Lee Davis on the interior this season.
Jonathan Wright 5’10 PG Socastee (SC) | Knockdown shooter from 3. Wright displayed his outside shooting ability again by hitting six three-point shots between two games. He is a player that players hard constantly with a strong work ethic. Wright showed a solid feel as the primary ball-handler. He had 14 points in Game 1 and 16 points in Game 2 for a 15 ppg average. Very coachable player. Also was named an all star this fall at Big Shots South Carolina Top 150.
Zion Chandler-Brooks 6’4 Highland Springs (VA) |
Active slasher that consistently was making a play. A scoring wing that hit the 15-foot jumper or finished on drives. He converted defense into points. Took pride at the defensive end to get stops, rebound and get out in transition. Zion was named a 2019 at Big Shots Mid Atlantic Top 150 scoring 13 points game 1, 10 points game 2 for a 11.5 ppg average. Able to defend 1-3 with his athleticism, length and defensive instincts.
Drew Bowman 6’5 SF New Covenant (VA) | Motor led to production. Bowman displayed consistent shot making from mid-range and beyond the three-point line. He knocked down three three-point shots in two games. Bowman did a good job moving off the ball to create easy open shots for himself. He also was active on the offensive glass. Bowman had 10 points in Game 1 and 7 points in Game 2 for a 8.5 ppg average.
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