BIG SHOTS ROCKY TOP TIP-OFF with B-Maze Elite
Dates: April 7-8, 2018
Location: Gatlinburg, TN – Rocky Top Sports World
Brady Dingess (Class of 2022, PG)- Dingess averaged 19 ppg, 6.7 apg, 2.8 rpg, and 2.5 spg this past season at Sheldon Clark (KY) High School. He finished his season at Sheldon Clark with an impressive 5:1 assists to turnover ratio. Dingess will be running with Big Shots Elite WV 2021 this weekend at Rocky Top. According to Kentucky Prep Report, Dingess is the number one point guard in the state of Kentucky for the Class of 2022. Akron, Western Kentucky, and Marshall are three schools already after the young point guard.
Jaden Springer (Class of 2020, SG)- According to MaxPreps, Springer averaged 24.7 ppg, 10.2 rpg. 2.5 apg, 2.4 spg, and 2.4 bpg. He is the No. 21 overall player and the No. 6 shooting guard for the Class of 2020, per 247Sports. Springer will be running with B-Maze Elite this weekend at Rocky Top. He holds offers from Maryland, South Carolina, Tennessee, New Mexico State, Auburn, Wake Forest, Old Dominion, Kansas State, Georgia Tech, Murray State, Virginia Tech, UCLA, and NC State.
Mikal Dawson (Class of 2018, SG)- Dawson is the top available unsigned seniors in the state of West Virginia. We at Big Shots think he is one of the biggest unsigned senior sleepers in the country. Dawson averaged 20 ppg and 7.8 rpg his senior season at Huntington (WV) High School. He was also named AAA boy’s player of the year in West Virginia this past season. Dawson will be running with Big Shots Elite WV 2019 this weekend at Rocky Top. He holds offers from Marshall, Youngstown State, and Bowling Green. Dawson is also a standout on the football field playing wide receiver.
Norance Berry (Class of 2020, CG)- This past season at Christ (NC) School, Berry averaged 10 ppg and 9 rpg. Berry’s name blew up on the recruiting trail last summer on the circuit with B-Maze Elite. Christ School had enough confidence in him defensively to start him on Zion Williamson in their anticipated match-up against Spartanburg (SC) Day School this past season. He will be running with B-Maze Elite this weekend at Rocky Top. Berry already holds offers from Tennessee, LIU-Brooklyn, James Madison, and East Tennessee State. Check out our interview with Berry on his recruiting trail back from December.
Darlinstone Dunbar (Class of 2019, SF)- Dunbar played his high school basketball this past season at Rocky River (NC) High School. Dunbar is an underrated small forward with division 1 potential. He is a long rangy athlete who brings much versatility to the table. He crashes the offensive glass hard utilizing his length. Dunbar averaged 38 ppg at our Big Shots Top 150 Southeast event with Paul Biancardi back in September, setting a Top 150 record for Big Shots. Dunbar will be running with B-Maze Elite this weekend at Rocky Top. Holds an offer from Kansas State.
Brandon Stroud (Class of 2020, SG)- Stroud is a shooter with skill, length, and size which is always appealing to college coaches. Big Shots Elite Georgia 6-foot-5 smooth lefty combo guard out of East Coweta (GA) High School averaged 19 ppg and is a Top 15 prospect in Georgia’s 2020 class. His dad Derek stands at 6-foot-6 and coaches the Big Shots Elite Georgia and has taught his son how to play and passed along his size and length as well.
Chris Youngblood (Class of 2020, W)- The 6-foot-3 small forward out of East Coweta (GA) High School/Big Shots Elite Georgia 2020 is one of better slashing wings. He averaged 24.5 points per game last weekend at Big Shots Southern Shootout. A big-bodied wing, two-way player, high motor, doesn’t settle and gets to the hole at will.
Kaleb Wallace (Class of 2019, SG/SF)- The 6-foot-4 SG/SF out of Westlake (GA) High School/Big Shots ATL 2019. Wallace was fourth in total points (72) in the 17U age division this past weekend at the Big Shots Southern Shootout. Wallace is an athletic wing who knows how to get into the lane. He does a great job finishing above the rim in transition. A low to mid-major Division 1 prospect to keep an eye on.
Bryce Boutelle (Class of 2019, SG)- Boutelle a 6-foot-3 shooting guard out of Cambridge (GA) High School/Big Shots ATL 2019. Boutelle was third in total points (80), first in three-point shots made (13), and fifth in free-throws made (13) for the 17U age division this past weekend at the Big Shots Southern Shootout. Boutelle is a knock down three-point shooter with size. Has expanded his game to take it off the bounce. High IQ guy who is also a solid defender. Air Force and the Naval Academy have shown interest in Boutelle.
Akeem Odusipe (Class of 2020, PF)- The 6-foot-9 power forward displays a high motor and finishes above the rim very well. Shows the ability to be able to block shots out of his area and rebounds at a high rate. With Odusipe only playing basketball for 3-4 years, he has a lot of upside/potential that is catching college coaches eyes. Odusipe plays his high school basketball with Knoxville Christian (TN) School and will run with B-Maze Elite this weekend. He holds offers from Auburn, Kansas State, Georgia Tech, and East Tennessee State.
Emory Lanier (Class of 2020, CG)- Lanier is a 6-foot-3 guard who is a knock down shooter. He can finish above the rim in transition and does a good job finishing with his off-hand as well. He has been labeled as a gym rat by B-Maze director, Bobby Maze. Lanier is the son of Tennessee associate head coach, Rob Lanier. Being the son of a coach and former player, Emory understands the game at a high level. He plays his high school basketball at the Webb (TN) School of Knoxville and will run with B-Maze Elite this weekend at Rocky Top. He holds an offer from Canisius as well.
Keon Johnson (Class of 2020, CG)- Johnson is a 6-foot-5 combo guard from Webb (TN) School. He was named Division II Class A Mr. Basketball for the state of Tennessee. Johnson will be running with EAB’s 17U this weekend at Rocky Top. He has been offered by Ole Miss, Wake Forest, Middle Tennessee State, and Florida International. Auburn, Tennessee, and Vanderbilt are also showing genuine in the Class of 2020 guard.
Tommy Murr (Class 2020, PG)- Murr is a 6-foot-1 point guard out of Lindsey Lane (AL) Christian. He was a first team All-State selection this past season. Murr was also the nation’s leading scorer averaging 39.8 ppg as a sophomore. He will be running with EAB 17U this weekend at Rocky Top. Belmont and Lipscomb are two schools coming after the young scorer thus far in his recruiting process.
Past Big Shots Rocky Top Alumni:
Luke Frampton (Davidson), Bryce Schneider (Richmond), Jarrod West (Marshall), Darius George (Marshall), Elijah Cuffee (Liberty), Robert Woodard (Mississippi State), John Fulkerson (Tennessee), Taveion Hollingsworth (WKU), Feron Hunt (SMU), Cartier Diarra (Kansas State), James Sullivan (Millersville), Jordan Ratliffe (VMI), Myron Carmon (Belmont Abbey), Troy Green (New Orleans), Jacara Cross (Jacksonville State), KJ Johnson (SC State), Zach Sellers (Savannah State), Connor Arnold (VMI), Makale Foreman (UT Chattanooga), Timothy Dalton (Salem), Tykeem Anderson (Trinidad State), Jerick Haynes (Cape Fear CC), Isaac Hillman (Queens), Christian Jeffords (Anderson), Alex Kelly (Lenoir Rhyne), Akeem Tate (West Hills CC), Bryson Asher (Alice Lloyd), Elon Smallwood (Tusculum), Sean Elmore (North Alabama), Corteze Love (Memphis FB)
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