5-star prospects Wendell Moore, AJ Griffin and Moussa Cisse will be the players to watch

Myrtle Beach, SC – Beach Ball Classic features many of the top boys high school basketball teams in the United States. The tournament is held annually after Christmas in Myrtle Beach, SC. This year’s 16 team field casts several state championship teams and elite talent nationally.

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TOP PLAYERS TO WATCH

Cox Mill (NC) – Wendell Moore 2019 6’5 SG Team CP3, Committed to DUKE, NC No. 1 2019, No. 19 Nationally

Archbishop Stepinac (NY)- AJ Griffin (@adriangriffin21) 2021 6’7 SG, 5-star No. 9 2021, Top 3 SG Nationally, son of former Seton Hall star, Toronto Raptors asst. Adrian Griffin. Brother Alan plays at Illinois, sister Aubrey Top 50 2019. Offers: Maryland, Pitt, Providence, Seton Hall, Rutgers, St. Johns, Wake Forest

Christ The King (NY) – Moussa Cisse 2021 6’11 C NY Rens, 5-star No. 7, Top 5 PF Nationally, Offers: St. John’s, UConn.

Archbishop Stepinac (NY) – RJ Davis (@arridavis_) 2020 6’0 PG – 3-star PG, Averaged 20 ppg 7 apg as a sophomore, eclipsed 1000 pts, nearly had triple double vs St Peters earlier in year 29 pts 11 rebs 7 ast. Holds 13 Offers:  Illinois, Maryland, Penn St, Seton Hall, St. Johns, St. Louis, ODU, Yale, UMass, Fordham, GW, LaSalle, Manhattan.

Florence (MS) – Jaylen Forbes 2019 6’5 SG MEBO, 4-star, MS No. 2, No. 85 Nationally, Committed to Alabama

North Mecklenberg (NC) – Tristan Maxwell 2020 6’3 SG North Mecklenburg NC Team CP3 NC No. 7 2020, Offers: NC State, Winthrop, Providence, South Florida

Bishop O’Connell (VA) – Brayon Freeman 2021 6’2 PG Team Loaded VA, 4-star, Top 10 2021 DMV, Offers: Oklahoma St, Florida, Howard, GW, Wyoming, UMass, Wyoming, Mount St Marys

Bishop O’Connell (VA) – Marcus Dockery 2020 6’3 G 4-star PG, Offers: Maryland, Seton Hall, Cincy, GW, JMU, Bryant, Rhode Island, LaSalle, Mount St Mary’s

Christ The King (NY)  – Ryan Myers 2020 6’2 PG, Offers: USC, Hofstra, NC State, Alabama A&M, Sacred Heart, UC Riverside, Bryant

St. Edwards (OH) – Grant Huffman 2020 6’3 SG, OH Top 5 2020, Offers: Xavier, Miami OH, Duquesne, Toledo, Interest: Ohio State, Notre Dame, Dayton

Michael Moreno 2019 6’7 Offers Iowa, Winthrop, EKU, Evansville, Little Rock, Toledo, Bradley +

University (WV) – Kaden Metheny 2020 5’10 PG University WV Big Shots Elite WV / ITPS Wildcats Offers: Drexel, Western Carolina, Youngstown St, WV Wesleyan BIG SHOTS WV 2020 Top 5 kmeth3

Westchester (CA) – Jordan Brinson 2019 6’3 PG, CA Top 10 2019, Offer: Missouri, LMU, Missouri St

TEAM PREVIEW

Archbishop Stepinac  (White Plains, NY) 

@step_basketball

Coach: Patrick Massaroni

2018 NY AA Federation / State / City Champs 

AJ Griffin (@adriangriffin21) 2021 6’7 SG, 5-star No. 9 2021, Top 3 SG Nationally, son of former Seton Hall star, Toronto Raptors asst. Adrian Griffin. Brother Alan plays at Illinois, sister Aubrey Top 50 2019. Offers: Maryland, Pitt, Providence, Seton Hall, Rutgers, St. Johns, Wake Forest

RJ Davis (@arridavis_) 2020 6’0 PG – 3-star PG, Averaged 20 ppg 7 apg as a sophomore, eclipsed 1000 pts, nearly had triple double vs St Peters earlier in year 29 pts 11 rebs 7 ast. Holds 13 Offers:  Illinois, Maryland, Penn St, Seton Hall, St. Johns, St. Louis, ODU, Yale, UMass, Fordham, GW, LaSalle, Manhattan.

Malcolm Chimezie (@chimeziemalcolm) 2021 6’7 F Offers: Manhattan

Matt Brand 2020 5’8 PG Offers: Manhattan

Justin Morety 2020 6’0 PG Offers: Manhattan

Alpha Bangura Jr. 2020 6’8 PF Offers: Manhattan

Eduard Minaya 2019 6’1 G

Eddie Sanchez (@therealsanchez21) 2019 6’3

BISHOP O’CONNELL (Arlington, VA) 

@OConnellBBall

Coach: Joe Wootten

Brayon Freeman 2021 6’2 PG Team Loaded VA, 4-star, Top 10 2021 DMV, Offers: Oklahoma St, Florida, Howard, GW, Wyoming, UMass, Wyoming, Mount St Marys

Charlie Weber 2019 6’9 PF Offers: Siena, Lafayette, UMass Lowell, Loyola MD, Mount St Marys, American 

Marcus Dockery 2020 6’3 G 4-star PG, Offers: Maryland, Seton Hall, Cincy, GW, JMU, Bryant, Rhode Island, LaSalle, Mount St Mary’s

Ayan Teel (@JellyAyyy) 2019 5’8 PG, Offers: Southern Utah

Jahmal Banks 2020 6’5 G 6th Man Warriors

CHRIST THE KING

Coach: Joe Arbitello

Moussa Cisse 2021 6’11 C NY Rens, 5-star No. 7, Top 5 PF Nationally, Offers: St. John’s, UConn.

Ryan Myers 2020 6’2 PG, Offers: USC, Hofstra, NC State, Alabama A&M, Sacred Heart, UC Riverside, Bryant

Quaran McPherson 2020 6’3 PG, Offers: St. John’s, UConn, Seton Hall, Stony Brook, Bryant

CHRISTIAN ACADEMY OF MYRTLE BEACH

Coach: Colin Stevens

Michael Green 2020 6’3 PG, SC Top 15 2019, Offers: Charlotte, USC Upstate

COX MILL (Concord, NC

Coach: Jody Barbee

2018, 2017 NCHSAA 3A State Champs

Wendell Moore 2019 6’5 SG Team CP3, Committed to DUKE, NC No. 1 2019, No. 19 Nationally

Caleb Stone Carrawell 2019 6’6 SG PSB Elite, Committed to UNC CHARLOTTE, NC No. 25 2019

Ahmad Baruti 2019 6’2 SF

Malcolm Morgan 2019 5’8 PG

Cody Cline 2019 6’2 SG

FLORENCE (MS)

Coach: Darrin Chancellor

MS 4A Runner Up

Jaylen Forbes 2019 6’5 SG MEBO, 4-star, MS No. 2, No. 85 Nationally, Committed to Alabama

Lerenzo Fort 2019 6’3 G

Jaylon Johnson 2019 6’5 G

MYRTLE BEACH (SC)

Coach: Craig Martin

Ayden Hickman 2021 6’2 SG

Emorie Knox 2020 6’1 PG

Darius Hough 2020 6’2 G

NORTH CROWLEY (TX)

Coach: Tommy Brakel

Isaiah Crawford 2019 6’6 

Isaiah Wyatt 2019 6’3

Jay Gates 2019 6’8

NORTH LITTLE ROCK (AR)

Coach: Johnny Rice

Collin Moore (@waheed5_) 2019 6’4 SF Woodz Elite, Offers: Little Rock

Otis Jordan 2020 5’6 PG 

NORTH MECKLENBURG (NC)

Coach: Duane Lewis

Tristan Maxwell 2020 6’3 SG North Mecklenburg NC Team CP3 NC No. 7 2020, Offers: NC State, Winthrop, Providence, South Florida

Demar Anderson 2020 6’2 G North Mecklenburg NC Team Synergy NC No. 15 2020, Offers: Robert Morris, USC Upstate, App State

Chris Ford 2021 6’5 SF North Mecklenburg NC Team CP3 NC No. 18 2021, Offers: App State

Tony Waters II 2021 5’10 PG North Mecklenberg NC Team Charlotte NC No. 29 2021

Dedrick Givens 2020 6’5 W North Mecklenburg NC Team Charlotte NC No. 48 2020

Shammon Artis 2020 6’1 G North Mecklenburg NC Offers: USC Upstate NC No. 77 2020 

Da’qon Stewart 2020 6’3 G North Mecklenburg NC Team Synergy / Team Loaded NC No. 99 2020

SCOTT COUNTY (KY)

Coach: Billy Hicks

Michael Moreno 2019 6’7 Offers Iowa, Winthrop, EKU, Evansville, Little Rock, Toledo, Bradley +

Bryce Long 2019 6’2 SG, Interests: VMI, Pikeville

Diablo Stewart 2019 5’9 PG Tennessee Bobcats, Interests: Army, Kentucky Wesleyan, Lee

SOCASTEE (SC)

Coach: Derrick Hilton

Jay Williams 2019 6’1 SG

Jevon Grifin 2019 6’3 W

Jonathan Wright 2019 5’10 G

Marcus Moore 2019 6’8 C

JJ Jones 2021 6’4 SF

ST. EDWARDS (OH)

Coach: Eric Flannery

Grant Huffman 2020 6’3 SG, OH Top 5 2020, Offers: Xavier, Miami OH, Duquesne, Toledo, Interest: Ohio State, Notre Dame, Dayton

UNIVERSITY (WV)

Coach: Joe Schmidle

Kaden Metheny 2020 5’10 PG University WV Big Shots Elite WV / ITPS Wildcats Offers: Drexel, Western Carolina, Youngstown St, WV Wesleyan BIG SHOTS WV 2020 Top 5 kmeth3

KJ Mcclurg 2020 6’3 SG University WV Big Shots Elite WV / Threat 220 Offers: WV Wesleyan, Chowan BIG SHOTS WV 2020 Top 5. kadin304

Rodney Bucklew 2019 6’2 SF University WV WV Reign Offers: WV Wesleyan WV 2019 Top 20,  Rodney_Bucklew

Michael Maumbe 2020 6’6 PF University WV Big Shots Elite WV 2020 / Threat 220 Big Shots WV Top 15 2020 @bigmike

Kyle Smith 2020 5’10 PG University High School WV Big Shots Elite WV / Threat 220 BIG SHOTS WV 2020 Top 30 kylesmith__08

WESTCHESTER (CA)

Coach: Ed Azzam

30-6, Defending LA City Champs

Jordan Brinson 2019 6’3 PG, CA Top 10 2019, Offer: Missouri, LMU, Missouri St

Jeremiah Turley 2019 5’10 PG, 1st Team All Western League

Kaelen Allen 2019 6’6 PF, 2018 Los Angeles Player of the Year, Interest: Boise St, Eastern Wash

Yates (TX)

Coach: Greg Wise

4 State titles in 5 years (32-5)

Rubin Jones 2020 6’4 PG, Offers: UTEP, North Texas

Antwon Norman 2020 6’0 PG

Kehlin Farooq 2020 5’10 PG

Joquarius Valrie 2019 5’10 PG

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