Greensboro, NC – In the first annual Zaxby’s MLK Tourney Town Showcase presented by Big Shots, many of North Carolina and South Carolina’s top teams and talent face off in Greenbsoro, NC January 19, 2019 at Ben L. Smith HS. 

This event will host 10 teams throughout North Carolina and South Carolina including over 50 rated Division 1 prospects and a matchup of defending state champions in North Carolina and South Carolina in Greensboro Day (NCISAA Class 3-A 2018 Champs) versus Gray Collegiate (South Carolina 2A 2018 Champs). 

Top 100 junior prospect Silas Mason stars for Ben L Smith (pic courtesy: News & Record)

SCHEDULE 

1:00 PM Trinity Byrnes (SC) vs Moravian Prep (NC)

2:30 PM Ben L Smith (NC) vs Word of God (NC)

4:00 PM Greensboro Day (NC) vs Gray Collegiate (SC)

5:30 PM Charlotte Christian (NC) vs Faith Assembly (NC)

7:00 PM United Faith (NC) vs Freedom Christian (NC)

8:30 PM High Point Christian (NC) vs Wesleyan Christian (NC)

North Carolina’s No. 1 2021 prospect Carson McCorkle stars for defending state champion Greensboro Day School (pic courtesy: News & Record)

TOP PLAYERS TO WATCH / COMMITTED PLAYERS

Carson McCorkle 2021 6’3 SG Greensboro Day NC Garner Road, NC 2021 No. 1 prospect. Committed to VIRGINIA

Cam Hayes 2021 6’3 G Greensboro Day NC Team CP3 NC 2021 No. 2 prospect Offers: NC State, Clemson,Wake, Tennessee, North Florida, Hampton, IUPUI, WCU

Silas Mason 2020 6’6 SF Ben L Smith NC Team Felton NC 2020 No. 3 prospect, 15+ Offers: Florida, OK St, Charlotte, Houston, Hampton, WCU, UNCG, ECU, DePaul, Georgetown, Wichita St, High Pt, Providence, ODU

Josh Hall 2020 6’8 SF Morvian Prep NC Team Charlotte NC 2020 No. 5 prospect, Offers: Providence, High Point, St. Bone, Marshall, VCU, Fullerton, Morehead St, Mount St Marys, CCU, New Orleans, Presby, Rider, Hampton, Kenn St, Ga So, E Mich

Michael Fowler 2019 6’8 PF Greensboro Day NC Team Felton Committed to JAMES MADISON, NC No. 18 2019 prospect

JC Tharrington 2019 6’1 PG Charlotte Christian NC Team United, NC 2019 No. 27 prospect, Committed to APP STATE @jcswish5

Tommy Bruner 2019 6’1 PG Gray Collegiate SC Upward Stars Offers: ECU, Charleston, Missouri State, UNLV, SC State, Wyoming

BJ Freeman 2021 6’6 SF Word of God NC Team Loaded NC NC 2021 Top 10 prospect, Offers: Penn State

Javarzia Belton 2020 6’10 C Moravian Prep NC Team Loaded NC, NC 2020 No. 12 prospect, Offers: UNLV, Charleston, SC State / Interest: Providence, Kansas State, Arkansas, Baylor, & Wake Forest

Marcus Henderson 2019 6’2 SG United Faith NC PSB Select Committed to EVANSVILLE

KJ Garrett 2021 6’0 PG High Point Christian NC Team Felton NC 2021 Top 20 prospect, Offers: New Hampshire

Josh Taylor 2021 6’8 F Greensboro Day NC Team CP3 NC 2021 Top 10 prospect

Caleb Burgess 2019 6’2 PG Moravian Prep NC Team Loaded 704, a top available PG in NC 2019, NC 2019 No. 30 prospect, Offers: Hofstra, USC Upstate, Winston Salem St, Hampton, Virginia Union

Khalil Robinson 2019 5’11 PG Gray Collegiate SC Team United Offers: UNLV, WKU, Charleston Southern, ECU, Charleston, Howard, Hampton, a top available 2019 PG in SC, SC Top 20 2019

Tyzhaun Claude 2019 6’7 PF Moravian Prep NC Team Loaded 704 Committed to MOREHEAD STATE. NC 2019 No. 33 prospect.

Landon Sutton 2020 6’0 PG High Point Christian NC NC 2020 Top 60 prospect, @landonsutton24

Nicholas Evtimov 2019 6’7 PF Greensboro Day NC Team United One of NC’s top available 2019 forwards, NC No. 31 2019 prospect,  Offers: Campbell, UNCG, Lehigh, Towson, Iona, App State, Bucknell, Colgate. @NicholasEvtimo3

TEAM / GAME PREVIEW

1:00 PM Trinity Byrnes (SC) vs Moravian Prep (NC)

MORAVIAN PREP (NC)

Head Coach: Antonio Lowe

Josh Hall 2020 6’8 SF Morvian Prep NC Team Charlotte Offers: Providence, High Point, St. Bone, Marshall, VCU, Fullerton, Morehead St, Mount St Marys, CCU, New Orleans, Presby, Rider, Hampton, Kenn St, Ga So, E Mich HM length + stroke, NC 2020 No. 5 prospect

Caleb Burgess 2019 6’2 PG Moravian Prep NC Team Loaded 704, a top available PG in NC 2019, NC 2019 No. 30 prospect, Offers: Hofstra, USC Upstate, Winston Salem St, Hampton, Virginia Union 

Javarzia Belton 2020 6’10 C Moravian Prep NC Team Loaded NC NC No. 12 NC 2020, Offers: UNLV, Charleston, SC State / Interest: Providence, Kansas State, Arkansas, Baylor, & Wake Forest HM frame, strong big, rebounds – @jbelton01

Tyzhaun Claude 2019 6’7 PF Moravian Prep NC Team Loaded 704 Committed to MOREHEAD STATE. NC 2019 No. 33 prospect. @Tyzhaun_Claude2

Daniel Lobach 2019 6’7 SF Moravian Prep NC Big Shots Elite NC 2019 Offers: Glenville St, UNC Pembroke, NC No. 79 2019 prospect.

Omarion Jay 2020 6’8 PF Moravian Prep NC Team Loaded NC Offers: Hampton @OmarionJay1. No. 28 NC 2020

TRINITY BYRNES (SC)

Defending SCISA Runner Up

Head Coach: Larry Cullinane

Jordan Jones 2020 6’0 PG Trinity Byrnes Collegiate School SC Manzer, SC 2020 No. 37 prospect. waveeey_jones

Nick Ford 2020 6’5 SF Trinity Byrnes Collegiate School

2:30 PM Ben L Smith (NC) vs Word of God (NC)

BEN L SMITH

Head Coach: Derrick Partee

Silas Mason 2020 6’6 SF Ben L Smith NC Team Felton NC 2020 No. 4 prospect. 15+ Offers: Florida, OK St, Charlotte, Houston, Hampton, WCU, UNCG, ECU, DePaul, Georgetown, Wichita St, High Pt, Providence, ODU @TheSilas_Mason

Nick McMullen 2020 6’8 PF Ben L Smith NC Team Felton

NC 2020 Top 50 prospect

Jordan Williams 2020 6’4 SF Ben L Smith NC Team Felton @Jcwilliams2020 

WORD OF GOD

Head Coach: Brian Clifton

BJ Freeman 2021 6’6 SF Word of God NC Team Loaded NC, NC 2021 No. 8 prospect, Offers: Penn State @B_greatb 

Max Farthing 2019 6’6 SF Word of God NC Juice All Stars Avg 23.5 ppg as Sr., a top available shooter in NC 2019, NC 2019 Top 60, @max_farthing

Josiah Shakleford 2020 6’8 PF Word of God NC GNC Elite Offers: Coppin State NC Top 20 2020 prospect, a top big in NC 2020, shot blocker, explosive at rim, receiving MM/HM- interest, high level frame

Trevon Spencer 2019 6’6 F Word of God NC Carolina Wolves NC NC 2019 Top 75 prospect

Chase Forte 2020 6’1 SG Word of God NC Team Wall Elite NC 2020 Top 50 prospect, @CForteBall 

Quandre Bullock 2020 6’5 W Word of God NC Franklin County Bulls NC 2020 Top 80 prospect, Avg. 12 ppg , 7 rpg as Jr. at WOG

Timothy Pettiford 2019 6’2 W Word of God NC UC27 DreamChasers NC 2019 Top 12

4:00 PM Greensboro Day (NC) vs Gray Collegiate (SC)

GREENSBORO DAY (NC)

2018, 2017 NCISSA 3A State Champions

Head Coach: Freddy Johnson

Carson McCorkle 2021 6’3 SG Greensboro Day NC Garner Road Committed to VIRGINIA – NC No. 1 2021 prospect, Top 50 Natl – Springy shooter. @carson_m2433

Cam Hayes 2021 6’3 G Greensboro Day NC Team CP3

NC No. 2 2021 prospect, Offers: NC State, Clemson,Wake, Tennessee, North Florida, Hampton, IUPUI, WCU

Michael Fowler 2019 6’8 PF Greensboro Day NC Team Felton Committed to JAMES MADISON, NC No. 18 2019 prospect

Nicholas Evtimov 2019 6’7 PF Greensboro Day NC Team United One of NC’s top available 2019 forwards, NC No. 31 2019 prospect,  Offers: Campbell, UNCG, Lehigh, Towson, Iona, App State, Bucknell, Colgate. @NicholasEvtimo3

Josh Taylor 2021 6’8 F Greensboro Day NC Team CP3, NC 2021 No. 8 prospect

Austin Inge 2019 6’1 PG Greensboro Day NC, NC Top 60 2019 prospect

Noah Dunn 2019 6’4 SG Greensboro Day NC Big Shots Elite NC 2019 Offer: Winston Salem St @Baller_status42

Cason Pierce 2020 6’6 PF Greensboro Day School NC Team Felton cason_pierce14

GRAY COLLEGIATE

2018 SCHSL 2A State Champs

Head Coach: Dion Bethea

Tommy Bruner 2019 6’1 PG Gray Collegiate SC Upward Stars Offers: ECU, Charleston, Missouri State, UNLV, SC State, Wyoming

Khalil Robinson 2019 5’11 PG Gray Collegiate SC Team United Offers: UNLV, WKU, Charleston Southern, ECU, Charleston, Howard, Hampton, a top available 2019 PG in SC, SC Top 20 2019

Jalil Robinson 2019 6’3 SG Gray Collegiate SC Columbia Hoyas, SC 2019 Top 50 prospect.

Jazian Gortman 2022 6’0 PG Gray Collegiate SC Palmetto City Hurricanes, SC 2022 Top 5 prospect. @TreonLil

Jalen Deloach 2020 6’8 F Gray Collegiate SC Georgia Phenoms, SC 2020 No. 14 prospect. Offers: SC State

Chase McDuffie 2021 6’4 SG Gray Collegiate SC Palmetto City Hurricanes SC 2021 Top 20, Offers: Fayetteville State

Daiyon Jenkins 2019 6’3 G Gray Collegiate Academy SC Aiken Warriors, SC 2019 Top 90 prospect

5:30 PM Charlotte Christian (NC) vs Faith Assembly (NC)

CHARLOTTE CHRISTIAN

Head Coach: Shonn Brown

JC Tharrington 2019 6’1 PG Charlotte Christian NC Team United, NC 2019 No. 27 prospect, Committed to APP STATE @jcswish5

Paul Hudson 2019 6’5 SF Charlotte Christian NC Charlotte Dragons Committed to DARTMOUTH, NC 2019 Top 40 prospect, @paul_hudson19

Seth Bennett 2019 6’3 SG Charlotte Christian NC Charlotte Dragons NC 2019 Top 80 prospect, @Seth_bennett19

Efosa Edosomwan 2019 6’2 PG Charlotte Christian NC Charlotte Dragons NC 2019 Top 100 prospect, @efosaedo

FAITH ASSEMBLY

Head Coach: Marvin Reed Sr

Marvin Reed Jr 2019 6’3 SG

Jalan Randall 2019 6’4 SF

Xavier DeBerry 2023 5’9 SG

7:00 PM United Faith vs Freedom Christian

UNITED FAITH

Head Coach: Joseph Coley

Marcus Henderson 2019 6’2 SG United Faith NC PSB Select NC 2019 Top 40 prospect, Committed to Evansville

Anjay Cortez 2020 6’7 F United Faith NC Team Charlotte, NC 2020 No. 33 prospect

Ford Cooper 2020 6’3 PG United Faith NC Team Charlotte NC 2020 No. 30, Offers: Tulane

Joshua Massey 2020 6’7 F United Faith NC PSB Elite, NC 2020 No. 29 prospect

Jason Thompson 2019 6’7 SF United Faith Christian NC Team United, NC 2019 Top 70 prospect, Offers: USC Upstate, Eastern Washington, Longwood Lengthy lefty wing – Athletic slasher with upside @therealjasoo 

Sam Wolfe 2019 6’7 PF United Faith Christian NC PSB Elite NC 2019 Top 80 prospect, @thewolfman980

James Lumsden 2021 6’1 SG United Faith NC Team Charlotte, NC 2021 Top 40 prospect

FREEDOM CHRISTIAN

Head Coach: Anquell McCollum

Brandon Murray 2019 6’3 SG Freedom Christian NC / Team ENC. Offers: Lees McRae

Aymeric Toussiant 2020 6’8 PF Freedom Christian NC / HoopState Elite, Top 25 2020 prospect

Ambaka Le Gregam 2020 6’4 G Freedom Christian NC, 14 ppg

Dusan Dordevic 2019 6’8 PF Freedom Christian NC 11 ppg

8:30 PM High Point Christian vs Wesleyan Christian

HIGH POINT CHRISTIAN

   Head Coach: Joseph Cooper

Landon Sutton 2020 6’0 PG High Point Christian NC NC 2020 Top 60 prospect, @landonsutton24

KJ Garrett 2021 6’0 PG High Point Christian NC Team Felton NC No. 16 2021 prospect, Offers: New Hampshire

Brycen Thomas 2020 6’4 SF High Point Christian Academy NC @gohamBT

Zach Shumate 2020 6’8 PF High Point Christian NC HoopState Elite NC 2020 Top 90 prospect, shumatezach24

WESLEYAN CHRISTIAN

Head Coach: CJ Lee

Drew Greene 2019 6’3 PG Wesleyan Christian NC / Big Shots Elite NC 2019: Top 70 NC 2019, D1/D2+ Prospect

Luke Davis 2020 6’6 Wesleyan Christian NC / Team ENC: Top 40 NC 2020

Matthew Patterson 2020 6’3 Wesleyan Christian NC: Top 70 NC 2020

Aisaiah Phillips 2021 6’0 PG Wesleyan Christian NC / Team Felton: Top 40 NC 2021

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