By: Kevin Schneider @BigShotsNation, Matt Strange, Kendall Taylor, Trinity Sells & Big Shots Scouts

Alpharetta, GA – In a sold out BIG SHOTS SOUTHERN STAMPEDE SHOOTOUT, Southern Stampede was well represented winning the 17U, 16U, 15U & 10U gold titles. 6’8 dunking machine Josh Roberts and 6’2 high level PG Tony Johnson were named 17U Co-MVP’s for Southern Stampede EYBL. Top 100 2019 6’6 Elias King was named 16U MVP for Southern Stampede EYBL. King currently holds numerous high major offers. Southern Stampede EYBL & Select shared the 15U crown as Caleb Byrd was top performer. MVP Eric Chatfield’s scoring led Stampede 10U to title. Game Elite showed promising classes in winning the 14U and 13U crowns.

Let’s a look at this weekends top performers and all stars below:

17U Division:

Gold Champion: Southern Stampede EYBL
Runner Up: SC Kings
Silver Champion: Reach Higher Kings

17U Co-MVPs: Josh Roberts & Tony Johnson – Southern Stampede EYBL

17U Co-MVPs: Josh Roberts & Tony Johnson – Southern Stampede EYBL

17U All-Stars

Tony Johnson  Southern Stampede EYBL 6’2 – Co MVP  strong PG changes gear, great feel for game, high major PG holds numerous D1 offers | 12.7 ppg

Josh Roberts Southern Stampede EYBL 6’7 – Co MVP high motor big, run and jump, recruiting has taken off! | 18.0 ppg

Starke Salmons Big Shots Elite 6’2 2018 – Starke has a super quick first step, he can take you off the dribble or splash a three off a set shot, handles the ball well, crafty around the rim and can finish with either hand | 15.5 ppg

KJ Pruitt Dallas Seawolves 6’5 2020 – BIG SHOTS ALL AMERICAN, KJ shoots the three well, takes the ball and pushes it in transition, finishes through contact | 18.7 ppg

KJ Pruitt Dallas Seawolves 6’5 2020 – All Star

Tyree Druham Dallas Seawolves 6’0 2018 – Tyree takes steals coast to coast for easy transition scores, smooth shooting form, super quick and athletic. | 15.0 ppg

Kenton Eskride Southern Stampede EYBL 2018 6’0 – Strong PG plays with pace, gets to rim at will, shot maker, a top PG in event | 8.0 ppg

Horace Wyatt Southern Stampede EYBL 2018 6’5 – High flyer uses his athleticism on both ends on of court getting put backs, blocking shots and getting steals

Dave Viti Southern Stampede EYBL 2018 6’4-  Smooth stroke guard who can fill it up from three, also with a great pull up game off the dribble | 12.3 ppg

Brandon Pirie SC Kings 2018 6’2 – Brandon has expanded his game since last year, was one of the best shooters in the event and now has added athleticism to his game. | 15.0 ppg

Simon Grant SC Kings 2018 6’3  – Simon is a do it all player can knock down open jump shots, shoot off the dribble, get to the rim and causes havoc on defense with his long arms and high motor. | 13.0 ppg

Daniel Dunlap SC Kings 2018 6’3 – freakish athletic putting down some posters this weekend, plays fearless and play every possession like its his last | 8.0 ppg

Brandon Mayhan Big Shots Elite 6’3 2017 – Long arm wing, who shoots mid range and has the ability to get to the rack and finish around the rim over bigger defenders. | 16.5 ppg

Brandon Mayhan Big Shots Elite 6’3 2017 – All Star

Josh Cottrell Storm Elite 2018 6’2 – Strokes it, pure release, enjoys getting his teammates involved, D1 player, committed to Western Carolina

Drew Cottrell Storm Elite 2018 6’3 – Knock down shooter, runs the show at the combo guard position, great IQ of the game

Brandon Trowel Team Georgia Elite 2018 6’1 – Shifty guard with great vision and poise, great teammate and leader | 11.7 ppg

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16U Division:

Gold Champion: Southern Stampede EYBL
Runner Up: Big Shots Elite 2019
Silver Champion: Team Forrest

16U MVP: Elias King – Southern Stampede EYBL

16U MVP: Elias King – Southern Stampede EYBL

16U All-Stars:

Elias King Southern Stampede EYBL 2019 6’6 – MVP Super athletic wing, good touch 15′ and in, HM recruit | 14.3 ppg

Trae Broadnax Southern Stampede EYBL 6’4 – HM prospect, feel for the game, shooter, pure | 9.0 ppg

Trae Broadnax Southern Stampede EYBL 6’6 – All Star

Steve Randle Jr Big Shots Elite Carolina 2019 6’7  – Rebounding machine, hybrid high motor forward, rebounds above rim, double-double guy | 11.8 ppg

Zac Ervin Big Shots Elite Carolina 2019 6’5 Top 5 VA 2019 – relentless motor, comes at you, strong scoring wing, drives by you, shoots 3, coach’s son, high basketball IQ, high level prospect | 16.5 ppg

 

Ty Thompson Carolina Warriors 2019 6’6 – high motor hybrid wing, handles passes it, rebounds at both ends, high flyer, good upside, D1 player |

Jaylen Whithers Carolina Warriors 2019 6’7 – Top 10 NC 2019, offered by JMU second day at SSS, All Star at Team Felton |

Dominic Thomas NC Lakers Elite 2019 5’5 – Dominic takes the ball to the basket with such force, strong frame, super athletic, moves well without the ball, hits the pull up jumpers from 15′ in well, creates points off steals | 15.0 ppg

Josh Moore SC Heat 2019 6’1 – Athletic, quick first step, finds the open man, creates offense, high motor | 9.3 ppg

Peter Musci SC Kings 6’3 2019 – Shooter, SC Top 100 All Star, good feel for the game | 17.0 ppg

Cameron Armstrong Team Forrest 2019 6’2 – Shooter, one of top shooters in SS 17U, quick trigger off dribble or catch, a top performer in GA Top 100 | 11.5 ppg

Cameron Armstrong Team Forrest 2019 6’2 – All Star

 

Brady Spence Team Forrest 2019 6’8 – Runs floor well, finishes opportunities, good off ball movement, shot blocker | 17.0 ppg

Dwayne Norrington Team Georgia Elite 2019 6’4 – Does it all, shoots it, blocks, rebounds well, active on the glass, moves well in the post, strong frame | 9.0 ppg

 

Jaiden Diamond 2019 Atlanta Hoop Starz – shot the ball well this weekend, filled lanes in transition, moves well without the ball, hits the open shots | 16.3 ppg

Caleb Burgess Big Shots Elite Carolina 2019 6’2 – All Star, smooth game, shoots it well from 15′ in but can hit it from outside, crafty scorer, high basketball IQ, second in 16u division after day 1 w/ 16.0 ppg | 15.0 ppg

Ny’Gel Boozer SC Kings 6’2 2019 – crafty guard with smooth handles, passes the ball well on the break, smooth shooting form, high motor | 13.0 ppg

Jaylan Neal NC Lakers Elite 2019 6’1 – Jaylan took over the game, scored 17 in the first round from the 3 and 15′ in the semis | 13.3 ppg

Jaylan Neal NC Lakers Elite 2019 6’1 – All Star

 

Jordan Baldwin Coastal Empire Elite 2019 5’10 – shoots the ball well, pure scorer, super athletic, moves well off screens | 13.0 ppg

 

Nahiem Alleyne Southern Stampede EYBL 2019 – Shot the ball well this weekend, cleans up the boards, nice footwork, runs the floor | 10.0 ppg

 

Mahamadou Diawara Southern Stampede EYBL 2019 – High motor, very coachable, bucket getter, attacks the basket, finishes with either hand, smooth shooting form | 10.7 ppg

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15U Division:

Gold Champion: Southern Stampede EYBL & Southern Stampede Select

15U MVP: Caleb Byrd – Southern Stampede EYBL

15U MVP: Caleb Byrd – Southern Stampede EYBL

15U All-Stars:

Caleb Byrd Southern Stampede EYBL – 2020 6’3 Second in 15u division after day 1 w/ 15.5 ppg, runs all day, defends, quick first step, scored all 3 levels | 14.7 ppg

Colin Granger Dynasty Elite 6’6 2020 – Athletic big, bouncy, tip dunks at rim, runs floor, active inside-out, handles, shot blocker, pinned one on the backboard off a fast break in round 1 | 9.7 ppg

Joseph Staiti Dynasty Elite 2020 6’3 – 4th in 15u division in scoring after day 1 w/ 14.0 ppg | 12.0 ppg

Ja’Voni Melidor SC Kings 2020 6’0 – Ja’Voni takes the ball to the basket with confidence, crafty enough to finish around defenders, super quick on his feet | 6.7 ppg

Jaylen Leonard SC Kings 2020 6’3 – Active defender, quick speed and acceleration | 8.0 ppg

Brandon Lanier Team Pitt Bull 2020 – active rebounder, aggressive, good in post, athletic with size 3rd in 15u division after day 1 w/ 14.5 ppg | 16.3 ppg

Demar Anderson Team Synergy 2021 6’1 – 5th in division in scoring after day 1 w/ 13.5 ppg, attacks the basket with force, bodies defenders, athletic enough to rise up over defenders, shoots it from 3 | 11.7 ppg

Demar Anderson Team Synergy 2021 6’1 – All Star

Da’qon Stewart Team Synergy 2020 6′ -1 Leads the 15u division in scoring after day 1 w/ 15.5 ppg, takes it to the rack strong, smooth free throw form | 12.3 ppg

Kionte Thomas Team Pitt Bull 2020 –  quick PG, driver, high basketball IQ, runs team | 5.7 ppg

Kendall Latney Southern Stampede EYBL 2020 – | 10.3 ppg

Tandre Reel Southern Stampede EYBL 2020 – | 6.7 ppg

Jabiri Smith Southern Stampede EYBL 2020 – Soft hands, super quick feet, quick off the dribble, moves well off screens, slides feet on D | 10.0 ppg

Xavier Eutsey Southern Stampede Select 2020 – Nice basketball IQ, keeps head on a swivel, rebounds and outlets for easy transition points | 10.0 ppg

Chris Person Southern Stampede Select 2020 – Sees the court well, very vocal on the court, athletic, fills lanes in transition, seems to always be there for put backs and easy points

Ivan Mason Team Pitt Bull 2020 – Handles the ball well with either hand, crafty around the rim, coachable, smooth pull up game | 10.7 ppg

Leroy Walker Team Pitt Bull 2020 – Slides feet well on D, runs the floor, nice free throw shooting from, scorer | 10.0 ppg

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14U Division:

Gold Champion: Game Elite
Runner Up: ESBA Elite

Silver Champion: SI Kings

14U MVP:Taco Shahjahan- Game Elite

14U MVP:Taco Shahjahan- Game Elite

14U All-Stars:

Shomik “Taco” Shahjahan Game Elite 2021 – 5’5 Top PG in SS event, crafty, always looking to make a play, motor, pass 1st, fun to watch, second in scoring after day 1 w/ 18.0 ppg | 13.0 ppg

Zocko Littleton Jr Atlanta Express 2022 – shooter, PG with feel, love his upside, sees the floor | 12.0 ppg

Justin Carter Atlanta Express 2021 – uses body and size to advantage, crashes offensive glass, fights through contact. Good footwork | 9.0 ppg

Darreonte Gainer Atlanta Express 2021 –  driving wing finishes off the bounce, versatile player, splits gaps, great mid range pull up | 10.7 ppg

Amare Smith ESBA Elite 2021 6’0 – Amare, big body, long arms/frame, super athletic, runs the floor, 3rd in division in scoring w/ 15.5 ppg after day 1 | 14.3 ppg

Nakyan Turner EBSA Elite 2021 5’4 – Nakyan runs the floor, looks for the ball in transition, crafty finisher around the rim, smaller frame but super quick feet and hands, 4th in division in scoring after day 1 w/ 12.5 ppg | 9.3 ppg

Miles Kelly Hoop City Thunder 2021 – Crafty shooter, can hit step back fadeaway, moves well in transition | 14.0 ppg

Jaizen Ellingham SI Kings 2021 5’9 – soft hands, finishes at the rim, can take a hit and finish his shot, tough finisher, nice touch around the rim, creates points off steals, | 13.3 ppg

Gionni Williams SI Kings 2021 6’0 – 23 points in 2nd game. All Star worthy, leads division after day 1 w/ 23.0 ppg, follows in the lane behind team for easy put backs | 21.5 ppg (Lead Division)

Myles Rice Southern Stamped 2021 – 6’1 Good pull up mid range, active defender, shoots the passing lanes for easy fastbreak layups. | 11.0 ppg

George Pridgett Jr Game Elite 2021 5’8 – Smaller in size but super athletic, shoots the ball well from 15′ in, gets after it on the boards (offensively and defensively) | 8.3 ppg

Blake Hadley Game Elite 2021 6’5 – Quick hands and feet, able to create steals and turn them into easy transition buckets, sets screens for teammates, shoots it well | 10.0 ppg

Dawson Turner Chargers – Smooth style of play, shoots it well from outside the arc, moves well without the ball, rebounds and boxes out | 9.3 ppg

Camrhen Harrison Coastal Empire Elite 2021 5’9 – Shot the ball well this weekend, knows where his spot is on the court, handles the ball and can finish around the rim with either hand | 12.7 ppg

Elyja Fields Coastal Empire Elite 2021 6’0 – Nice mid range game, shoots the ball well from 15′ in but can occasionally | 9.3 ppg

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13U/12U Division:

Gold Champion: Game Elite
Runner Up: Runnin Rebels

13U/12U Co-MVPs: De’Nylon Morrissette & Cameron Johnson – Game Elite

13U/12U Co-MVPs: De’Nylon Morrissette & Cameron Johnson – Game Elite

13U/12U All-Stars:

De’Nylon Morrissette Game Elite – | 19.5 ppg

Cameron Johnson Game Elite – | 12.7 ppg

Dominique Harrison Coastal Empire – | 11.7 ppg

Red Calhoun Coastal Empire – | 10.3 ppg

Derrick White Running Rebels – | 9.3 ppg

Jeremiya Odom Coastal Empire – | 8.3 ppg

Malik Pegram ESBA – | 10.5 ppg

Dwayne Richardson ESBA – | 10.0 ppg

Rory Miller Game Elite – | 6.3 ppg

Dyquez Foster ESBA – | 9.5 ppg

Jalen Carr Running Rebels – | 6.3 ppg

10U Division:

Gold Champion: Southern Stampede
Runner Up: Karolina Khaos

10U MVP:Eric Chatfield – Southern Stampede

10U MVP:Eric Chatfield – Southern Stampede

10U All-Stars:

Eric Chatfield Southern Stampede – | 14.3 ppg

Justin Joe Karolina Khoas – | 8.3 ppg

Gamble Karolina Khoas – | 7.3 ppg

J. Brown Karolina Khoas – | 5.8 ppg

Allen Branton Southern Stampede – | 7.7 ppg

Harper Southern Stampede – | 8.0 ppg

Small Karolina Khoas – | 3.0 ppg

 

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