The Big Shots Extravaganza and Big Shots Slam Dunk Summer Championships got off to a fast start on Saturday to begin the summer AAU season. Here’s a look at the recap from Day 1.

Po’Boigh King opened the day with a bang

2021 Po’Boigh King started the day off with a bang for his RDC Lakers squad with 25 points in a 75-52 victory over Atkinson All-Stars in 16U action. King is quietly climbing up the radar of Division I schools like East Carolina and North Carolina A&T. While he’s currently a sleeper, he’s waking up college programs slowly but surely.

 

Team Go Hard lives up to it’s name

Team Go Hard got 22 points from forward Tanner Clark, who was firing on all cylinders in a 56-50 victory over Team Premier. Clark showed off his ability to fill it up on all three levels and made three 3-pointers for his squad. Will Murray also made three 3-pointers to put up 13 points of his own.

Round 2 heated up in a hurry

The RDC Lakers (NC) and JBA Gladiators (VA) got after it in Round 2 with a number of big performances. Po’Boigh King finished with 36 points, firing on all cylinders while the Gladiators duo of D.J. Campbell and Omarion Wilson finished with 27 and 28 points respectively, to power their team to a 77-67 victory.

In 12U action, Carolina Rockets big man Da’shaun McKoy finished with 30 points in a big 52-27 over WCBA 2025 Blue. He filled it up and controlled the paint all game long for his squad.

Green Hope stands out

Green Hope High School brought their A-game this weekend, winning 57-36 over the Triple Threat Basketball squad. Teddy Ramsumer, Reese Evans, Broderick Ellis and Tre Morgan showed off their abilities in a variety of ways. Ramsumer controlled the 3-point arc with three 3-pointers. Evans manned the slashing game with big drives and a fastbreak dunk. Ellis and Morgan manned the frontcourt and controlled the paint. Morgan is a monster on the boards. Ellis is a crafty post with his back to the basket.

In a game-winning display, the 2023 Cape Fear Warriors got a game-winning layup form Nazey Meyers on a nifty outlet pass from Khalil Genwright. They won the game 43-41 over Team Trezz.

UBE closes the day with a victory

Trailing by 10 points with roughly three minutes left in the game, the Unique Bwoyz Elite 17U squad mounted an impressive comeback victory against Carolina Crossovers Elite. 2019 E’lijahwon Cooper and 2020 Kentrell Johnson were pivotal in leading their squad to a 72-70 victory, overcoming 41 points from 2021 forward Arron Hall.

Day 1 Standouts

17U

Trey Crews, 2020, RDC Lakers

Averaged 25.0 points per game, made 12 free throws in a 26-point performance in Game 1

Darien Long, 2020, 7th Nation Warriors

Averaged 11.0 points per game, finished second in the division in free throws (12)

Brandon Johnson, 2020, 7th Nation Warriors 

Put up 22 points in the final game of the day, averaged 20.5 points per contest

Linwood Grandy, 2020, Team Trezz

Made four 3-pointers in his best game of the day, produced 23.0 points per game

Keishon Porter, 2020, Team Trezz

Averaged 20.0 points per game in Day 1, scored 21 points and had a number of big dunks that kept the gym alive

Jacob Harvey, 2020, Houston TopGuns

Averaged 15.5 points per game, made six 3-pointers across two games

Amari Kirby, 2020, Prime Time Elite

Averaged 20.0 points per contest, put up 23 points against Team Trezz in a loss

Arron Hall, 2021, Carolina Crossovers Elite

41 points against Unique Bwoyz Elite, averaged 29.0 points per game, led the division 58 points

Ezkieal Barry, 2020, Triple Threat Triumph

Averaged 25.0 points per game, 31 points against 252 Elite in a 67-53 win over, second in the division with 50 points

Rayvon Fussell, 2020, Tri-Stars Team Roper Sr.

Sharpshooter from behind the arc that led the division with 10 made 3-pointers

16U

Po’Boigh King, 2021, RDC Lakers

Led the division with 58 points and 3-pointers made (8), averaged 29.5 points on Day 1 with a 36-point performance in Game 2

Omarian Wilson, 2021, JBA Gladiators

Big man that commanded the paint with 18.5 points per game, big playmaker above the rim and also made five 3-pointers

Collin O’Sullivan, 2021, RDC Lakers

Can stroke it from behind the arc, made three 3-pointers and finished with 22 points in their opening game

DJ Campbell, 2022, JBA Gladiators

Finished second in the division in scoring with 27.0 points per contest and five made 3-pointers, scored 28 points against the RDC Lakers

Damion Gant, 2021, Prime 16

Finished the day averaging 15.0 points per game, showed off his ability to score and get to the free throw line

Colby Penick, 2021, Prime 16

Made a dynamic scoring duo with Damion Gant, finished his final game of the day with 17 points

15U

Cannon Keziah, 2022, Cape Fear Warriors

27 points against Team Wall Big East (six 3-pointers), averaged 19.0 points per game on the day and made seven 3-pointers

Aaron Murphey, 2022, Team Trezz

Tied for most points in the division with 38 total points, scored 24 points in their final game of the day w/ 1 3-pointer made

Alkevion Walker, 2022, Team Trezz

Scored 23 points with 3 made 3-pointers in their final game of the day

Azure Rivera, 2022, Prime Time Elite

Poured in 18 points in their opening victory of Day 1 over the RDC Lakers

Jashun Ward, 2022, Eastern Carolina Warriors

averaged 17.0 points per contest, finished with 20 points in Game 2 of Day 1

Liam Witchey, 2022, CEBA

Solid big man that finished with 15 points each in two games for CEBA 2022

Jayquan Curry, 2022, Team Wall Big East

27 points against Cape Fear Warriors and 23 points against the NC Eagles

14U

Isiah Sanders, 2023, PSB Elite

Scorer than can really fill it up, put up 29 points in their final game of Day 1

Connor Leitch, 2023, PSB Elite

Big time shooter for PSB Elite, led the division with five made 3-pointers

Jamal Towsend, 2023, Team Trezz

Averaged 18.0 per game, held down the fort without Jason Vick in the lineup

Tanner Clark, 2023, Go Hard

Quite the sharpshooter in Day 1, finished with 22 points and three made 3-pointers against Team Premier in a victory

Harrison Poole, 2023, Go Hard

Crafty scorer off the bounce that can also distribute, finished with 10 points in their final game of Day 1

Cooper Marcum, 2023, Team Premier

Averaged 19.0 points per contest, made 10 baskets inside the 3-point line for 20 points in his final game of Day 1

Xzavier Deberry, 2023, RDC Lakers

Opened the weekend with 25 points, big man that can fill it up down low

13U

Brandon Ihle, 2024, Triangle Flight

led the division with 22.0 points per game and made four 3-pointers on Day 1

Andrew Neal, 2024, Triangle Flight

Led the division with six made 3-pointers on the day

Jadan Young, 2024, Carolina Lakers

scored 20 points to open the weekend, did well to get to the free throw line as well

Parker Burke, 2024, TSB

Scored 14 points in their final victory of the day as they went 2-0

Jackson Gibbs, 2024, TSB

Can fill it up in a hurry, finished with 14 points as well in their final game of the day

Jaylen Wright, 2024, Warchiefs

Scored 15 points in Game 1 and 11 in Game 2 of the day

Jahari Hardy, 2024, Team Wall Big East

Second in the division in scoring with 30 total points on Day 1

Chase Evans, 2024, Warchiefs

Scored double-figures in two games in Day 1 for his squad

12U

Day’Shaun McKoy, 2025, Carolina Rockets

Finished with 25.0 points per game, best in the division

Tyheem Johnson, 2025, Twin County Kings

Averaged 20.0 points per game, can fill it up in the paint for his Twin County Kings squad

Kashmere Murphy, 2025, Team Premier

Opened the weekend with 14 points in a victory over WCBA Blue

Isaiah Godley, 2025, Team Premier

led the division with four made 3-pointers, quite the shooter from 3-poin land

11U

Jayden Nichols, 2026, Team Loaded Black

Crafty scorer at the guard spot, averaged 13.0 points in Day 1

Nehemiah McNair, 2026, Team Wall Big East

Led the division in points per game (14.5 ppg), made five 3-pointers as well to lead the way

Braxton DuBose, 2026, Unique Bwoys Elite

Averaged 13.0 points per game as his team went 2-0 on Day 1