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. High level 2021 PG Ryan Conway earned MVP honors. Let’s check out the top performers in the 2021 class at Big Shots Mid-Atlantic Top 150:
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MVP: Ryan Conway 6’1 PG Dulaney (MD)/Team Melo | High major PG. Conway carries all the intangibles you want in a high level pure point guard with his floor game, basketball IQ, demeanor, shot making skills and winning attitude. A floor general that plays with burst offensively getting to his spots with a smooth handle and is efficient in shooting the 3, mid-range or finish right or left at the rim. Court vision is top notch, able to make all passes. In skills session Ryan was as good as any in ball screen action, shooting drills and 2-on-2 games. In game 1 Ryan hit 3 3’s scoring 23 points, finishing at 17 ppg for the camp. Defensively he sets a tone with his quicks and ability to get into the ball handler picking up 94 feet. His positive demeanor throughout the camp was contagious amongst other players. A favorite of the scouts and coaches in attendance. Currently Ryan holds offers from Kansas State, Boise State, Bryant. TCU, Old Dominion. Maryland was in to see him following the event. One of DMV’s top point guards in 2021.
Ike Cornish 6’6 SF Dulaney (MD)/Team Melo | Lengthy wing with a stroke and floor game that will attract many mid-high major offers. Currently Ike holds offers from Bryant, Southern Utah and ODU. Cornish is a smooth slasher with a handle breakdown a defender scoring at the rim mixed with a stroke to shoot off the dribble from distance. His aggressive mentality easily drew the attention of the scouts and coaches at Big Shots Mid Atlantic Top 150. Not just a driver, Cornish hit three 3’s in each game efficiently scoring 19 ppg. At 6’6 with a 6’8 wingspan he knows how to use his lengthy frame to finish over defenders in scoring on a variety of shots. Excelled in transition, gliding to the rim in traffic. Active defender, shot blocker and got into passing converting defense into points. Top 5 overall performer at camp. One of DMV’s top wings in 2021.
James Prescott 6’1 PG Woodrow Wilson (VA)/Team Loaded 757 | Prescott is a hard nosed guard who enjoys setting up his teammates as the primary ball-handler and can score at all 3-levels. He knocked down open shots on the perimeter but did most of his damage off the dribble getting into the paint and making plays, averaging 10 ppg at Big Shots Mid Atlantic Top 150. Love his fearless and competitive mentality, he welcomes challenges. A vocal player on the floor talking up his teammates and being the leader defensively. Defensively he understands the rotations and how to get into passing lanes converting steals into points. At the rim he is a crafty layup shooter finishing through contact well. In skills session was a top performer in every drill and competition. Division 1 prospect at the PG spot.
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Dana Woodley 6’2 G Lee Davis (VA)/Upward Stars | Dana was a 2021 breakout performer at Big Shots Mid Atlantic Top 150 averaging 15 ppg. An athletic combo guard that was aggressive in attacking the basket finishing in a number of ways at the rim. Similar game to his high school teammate James Wallace III, Woodley has a knack to get into the paint and be a playmaker. He scored 14 points in game 1, followed up with 16 points in game 2. Consistently Dana knocked down the mid-range jumper and excelled out in the open court making reads to score or dish. A bright future for this 2021 prospect that teams up with two 2020 college prospects in the Lee Davis backcourt in Elijah Jones and James Wallace III.
Christian Niles 6’1 G Bishop McNamara (MD)/Greensboro Warriors | Scoring guard that plays with confidence in ability to make shots at all 3-levels on the floor. Christian plays with a high basketball IQ making attacking reads on drives in his favor with athleticism and touch to efficiently make shots. At Big Shots Mid Atlantic Top 150 he scored 16 points in game 1, 14 points in game 2 to earn All Star honors. Has played for Team Felton 14u and played up this summer with the Greensboro Warriors 17u. Tough minded player that takes pride defensively. Most recently he moved up to Maryland where he will be attending Bishop McNamara playing for former Marshall star shooter Keith Veney. Look for him to be an impact player over the years to come at McNamara.
Jadon Walker 5’11 CG New Covenant (VA)/Hill City Crash | A top 3-point shooter in camp. Jadon has a quick trigger to get his shot off the catch or dribble. A can’t leave guy on the perimeter. He hit four 3-fgs in game 1 followed up with two 3-fgs in game two. An all star at Big Shots Myrtle Beach with Hill City Crash, Walker has a tough, confident swagger to his game that he can light up any defense he faces. Like his shake and shoot game with an ability to breakdown defenders off the bounce. Quick first step and a pure stroke that make him a tough check. Style of game similar to that of former Big Shots alum Marquette star Andrew Rowsey. A sleeper to watch in the years to come in VA’s 2021 class.
Zach Rosenthal 5’10 SG Steward School (VA) | Knockdown lefty 3-point specialist. Rosenthal is a flat out shooter, he is able to get his shot off quickly and doesn’t need much room. He displayed that he is a consistent shooter off the bounce as well. Rosenthal has underrated quickness that allowed him to probe in the lane for teammates and himself. Started on varsity as a Freshman. Was a top 3-point shooter in skills session and carried over to the game hitting 5 3-fg’s in two games. Big Shots VA 2021 Top 50.
Mac McDonald 6’0 SG Collegiate School (VA)/Team Richmond Garner Road | Shooter with a feel for the game. Mac stood out to me at Big Shots Myrtle Beach this year starring for Team Richmond Garner Road putting up big numbers with an experienced all around game. A combo guard with a stroke that sees the floor well making reads in ball screen action and transition situations. He doesn’t force the action, takes what defense gives him and makes you pay. At Collegiate, under the coaching of Del Harris plus teaming up with Northwestern commit Robbie Beran, Mac is only going to get better and better. Can play ball in hand or off the ball with his ability to shoot the ball at a high rate. Future college player.
LeVar Strange 6’1 PG Piedmont Classical (NC)/Juice All-Stars | Strange is a guy who plays extremely hard on both ends of the floor. He took pride in his defense and was one of the better on-ball defenders at camp. Strange displayed that he is capable of scoring from all three levels. He knows how to use his body in the paint to create space for himself. Tough-minded point guard with good size and strength who likes to get downhill and get his teammates involved. Lockdown defender who takes pride on defense. Good shooter who isn’t afraid to rebound also. Averaged 10 ppg at Big Shots Mid Atlantic Top 150 earning all star honors.
Evan Reed 6’0 G Forest Park (VA)/Virginia Grind Elite | Evan is a poised combo guard that plays with a high basketball IQ. Skilled shooter with a tight handle, deceptive quickness, and pure shooting stroke. Has deep range and can score at all levels. MVP on his JV team as a freshman averaging 23 ppg 5 apg and helped lead Forest Park varsity to summer league championship. Runs with Virginia Grind Elite on the circuit. A top 2021 performer in skill session at Big Shots Mid Atlantic Top 150. It was his floor game and skill set that stood out to me that will translate as he ages.
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