The Prime Time Shootout was held at East Orange High School in East Orange, New Jersey this year. It had its fair share of talent to say the least. Here are our Big Shots top performers from Day 1.

Class of 2020 Our Savior New American (NY) PG Jefferson Koulibaly

Koulibaly stayed in attack mode. This young guard plays under control playing far beyond his years. In their matchup versus Nottingham (NJ), he shot the ball from beyond the three-point line well. Koulibaly already has physical frame for his age allowing to absorb contact well. He also had active hands defensively which helped his team get out in transition for easy points. 

Class of 2018 Nottingham (NJ) W Darell Johnson

At 6-foot-6 Johnson is essentially a big bodied guard. He made moves under control showing a nice handle on the ball. We enjoyed seeing his activity on the glass, especially on the offensive end. Johnson is one of those guys who does a little bit of everything. He displayed a nice shooting stroke from the three-point line as well. 

Class of 2019 Trenton Catholic (NJ) SG Khalif Battle

Battle can absolutely stroke it from the three-point line. He gave his team a big boost beyond the arc in the second half against Lincoln Academy (GA). Even though being labeled as a shooting guard, we believe Battle has the capability of playing the lead guard spot when necessary. Battle carried himself with a competitive edge allowing his team to stay within striking distance throughout the game.

Class of 2018 Lincoln Academy (GA) PG Myreon Jones

Jones is one of those true point guards who can kill you from deep as well. He did a great job initiating offense for his team. He shot the ball extremely well from the three-point line in their game against Trenton Catholic (NJ). Jones displayed a solid IQ for the game at the point-guard spot. I don’t see Jones staying on the board too much longer in the recruiting trail. For any colleges looking for a point guard still, he is one to take a look at.

Class of 2019 Lincoln Academy (GA) SG Elias King

The first thing we noticed is the height and length of King. At 6-foot-8, he has a long wing-span which showed up on the defense end of the floor, it’s hard for defenders to get by King. He displayed consistent shooting behind the three-point line against Trenton Catholic (NJ). King likes to get out in transition where he seems to thrive and make the right play. King always seemed to be under control which might be the most impressive attribute we noticed. He reminded us of a Cam Reddish with his size as a shooting guard. 

Class of 2019 Lincoln Academy (GA) PF Moulaye Sissoko

Sissoko is a physical intimidating presence and he plays like it as well. We loved his activity inside, especially on the glass. He was one of the best forwards that demanded rebounds down low. He also had good feet down low when creating his own shot in the post. Sissoko had multiple power dunks showing that he can finish above the rim on a consistent basis. One of the best attributes that Sissoko displayed is a great pair of hands catching everything.

Class of 2018 Rock Creek Christian (MD) PF Jermaine Harris

Harris was a pleasure to watch. At 6-foot-9, he brings a lot to the table. He has a nice frame which allows him to finish strong and through contact around the rim. Harris was another power forward who displayed great feet and hands. Harris can easily stretch the floor from 15-18 feet as well. We enjoyed seeing the nice touch that Harris displays. Rhode Island got an absolute steal in our opinion.

Class of 2019 Ranney (NJ) SG Bryan Antoine

The first word that comes to mind anytime we get to see Antoine is smooth. There’s a reason why some have the school of thought that Antoine is best scorer in New Jersey. That is saying a lot considering the talent the state is garnishing right now. Antoine thrived out in transition finishing above the rim numerous times. His athleticism is fun to watch on defense as he plays great on-ball defense with active hands in the passing lanes. He showed great touch from the three-point line as well. It is easy to see why Antoine is a Top 10 player overall for the Class of 2019.

Class of 2019 Ranney (NJ) W Scottie Lewis 

Lewis is another player who is always fun to go watch. What we love most about Lewis is his high motor. He is one of those players who just never stops. His motor on the defense end is incredible. He is a player who can change the momentum of a game defensively. Lewis displayed great perimeter shooting in his game against Riverdale Baptist (MD). Lewis is an underrated passer as he showed play making abilities that will translate to the next level. Like Antoine, Lewis is a player who takes pride in his defense. He is a player that penetrates with a purpose whether to set himself up or a teammate.

Class of 2019 St. Benedict’s (NJ) F Precious Achiuwa

Achiuwa is a forward who screams versatility. He is the perfect example of a combo forward. Achiuwa is a player who play the small forward or power forward at 6-foot-8 with a physical frame. St. Benedict’s were running screens to let him operate on the wing where he displayed a nice outside shot. He even displayed flashes of play making abilities. Achiuwa can truly play inside and out not just offensively, but defensively as well. He is a fluid athlete for his size as well. We can see why he is a Top 10 overall player for the Class of 2019.

Class of 2019 St. Benedict’s (NJ) SG Lester Quinoes

The first word that comes to mind when watching Quinoes play is smooth. He has a silky-smooth jump shot which was on display from mid-range as well as beyond the three-point line. Some label him as wing, but we believe that Quinoes handles the ball at a high enough level to be considered a shooting guard. At 6-foot-5, he is a big bodied guard who is hard to knock off the ball. He also does a nice job on the glass for a guard as well.

Class of 2019 St. Patrick’s (NJ) G Alejandro Vasquez

Vasquez did a great job attacking the rim against St. Benedict’s (NJ). He is another big bodied guard that absorbs contacting well when attacking the lane. What we liked about Vasquez in this game was he displayed his perimeter shot as well. He mixed it up nicely on offense. He displayed great on-ball defense as well. Vasquez displays a certain toughness that we enjoyed watching.

Class of 2018 St. Patrick’s (NJ) PF Giorgi Bezhanishvili

Bezhanishvili is a skilled forward. In his game against St. Benedict’s (NJ), he showed that he can be a pick and pop forward knocking down multiple three-point shots. At 6-foot-9, Bezhanishvili can put the ball on the deck a little bit as well. His play against St. Benedict’s earned him a scholarship offer from Minnesota the next day. He does a good job on the glass and plays sturdy defense with a 230 pound frame. It wouldn’t surprise us if more Power 5 Conference schools come in late to offer the skilled power forward.

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