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

Winston Salem, NC – In the 3rd annual BIG SHOTS WINSTON SALEM it was another sold out event that highlighted the Triad’s talent and Carolina’s top players. Big Shots Elite Blue (NC) shined brightest in taking home the 17U Gold behind MVP 2017 6’7 Deng Kongdok stellar performance. Kongdok is a lefty, high flyer that made plays all over the court in big wins. Team Loaded NC was strong again in the 17U (2-0) and 16U (1-1) in the showcase games. 2019’s Blake Wilson & Deuce Dean were electric in the 16U showcase games. MVP WCBA Shayne Siago help lead WCBA Powered by BIG SHOTS to the 16U Gold crown. Team Winston Blue took home the 15U Gold title. Lucas Taylor continue to make noise along with Garner Road 14U winning the 14U title in consecutive weekends. Team Rebels won the 13U Gold title.

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

17U Division:

Gold Champion: Big Shots Elite Carolina Blue
Runner Up: WCBA Blue 2018 Powered by Big Shots
Silver Champion: WCBA Elite Unsigned Seniors

MVP: Deng Kongdok – Big Shots Elite Carolina Blue

17U MVP: Deng Kongdok – Big Shots Elite Carolina Blue

All-Stars:

Deng Kongdok – Big Shots Elite Carolina Blue – MVP/All Star: WS, super long athletic wing, runs the floor, high motor, long arms and solid frame, super quick off the dribble, one to watch | 13.5 ppg

CJ Nuttry – Big Shots Elite Carolina Blue – Point guard that ran the show in leading the team to the title.

Justin Busby – Big Shots Elite Carolina Orange – All Star: WS, super quick trigger, scores any way possible, crafty scorer, pure jump shooter, lives behind the arc, high basketball IQ | 30.0 ppg

Quan McCluney – Team Loaded NC – All Star: WS, BIG SHOTS ALL AMERICAN, big body, runs the transition game, smooth pull up, super athletic, | Offers: Georgia Southern, Longwood, College of Charleston, La Salle, Charlotte| 20.0 ppg

Jayden Gardner – Team Loaded NC – All Star: WS, BEAST MODE! 23 ppg 15 rpg star on one of NC’s top teams, BIG SHOTS ALL AMERICAN, Averaged a double-double sophmore year. Great post game, aggressive scorer, great athlete, good rebounder, smooth euro step and driving ability, high potential forward, 5x BIG SHOTS MVP / 2016 ALL STAR: NC TIP OFF, MB LIVE, TEAM LOADED, WINSTON, 20+ ppg | Offers: College of Charleston, VCU, Penn State, Old Dominion, Richmond, Grambling State, James Madison, Campbell | 17.0 ppg

Greg Gant Jr. – Team Felton – All Star: WS, Athletic wing, Top 10 2019 NC, skilled, high major upside, high motor, runs the floor looking for lobs, shoots it from outside, smooth 15′  footers, does it all | 12.5 ppg

Noah Dunn – Team Felton -All Star: WS, strong, stocky combo forward, will rise up and dunk on you, runs the floor looking for easy points in transition, smooth game | 16.8 ppg

Daivien Williamson – Team Winston – All Star: WS, BIG SHOTS ALL AMERICAN, MB 1 LIVE ALL STAR, WS MVP 2016, pure PG, runs show, gets to line, fundamentally sound, plays fast, BIG SHOTS NC 2019 Top 25 | Offers: UNCW | 17.5 ppg

Ahmad Jeffries – Team Cobras – All Star: WS / 2016 – MB 2 LIVE, 17 ppg, 6 rpg, 6 apg as jr, D1 prospect that can do it all on the court, team player, leader, high basketball IQ, shooter | 26.7 ppg

DJ Grant – Carolina Soldiers – All Star: WS, really showed his potential this weekend, scorers from all over the court, fills lanes correctly in transition, moves well without the ball, solid player on D | 18.0 ppg

Taijae Goode – NC Runnin’ Rebels – All Star: WS, cleans up the boards, seems to always have the ball in his hands when his team needs a bucket, high motor, smooth shooting form | 13.0 ppg

Ervin Bennett – Carolina Fire Varsity – All Star: WS, slides feet well on D, gets after it on the court, high motor, runs the floor looking for transition baskets | 14.5 ppg

Montell Moore – NxMove Athletic Group – All Star: WS, shooter, can shoot it from spot up or off the dribble, uses the pump fake to get defenders in the air for easy trips to the line | 16.3 ppg

Paul Rushing Jr. – Carolina Fire Varsity – All Star: WS, handles the ball very well, did it all for his team this weekend, has range from downtown, ability to take defenders off the dribble, takes it to the rack to score through contact | 18.0 ppg

Donovan Evans – WCBA Blue 2018 Powered by Big Shots – All Star: WS, athletic wing, slashes to the basket, uses his pull up nicely, can stop on a dime, not afraid to work in the post, smooth footwork| 13.5 ppg

Martez Farrington – NC Eagles – All Star: WS, smooth handles, crafty finisher, quick hands great for getting steals and easy transition buckets, smooth pull up | 17.7 ppg

Tyriq Burrus – Bull City Tigers – All Star: WS, lead his team in scoring all weekend, high motor, sees the floor well, moves well without the ball, very talkative on the court | 13.0 ppg

Coleson Leach – Denver Nuggets – All Star: WS, rebounds the ball well, utilizes his box outs, not afraid to bang with taller bigs down low in the post, good footwork | 14.7 ppg

Trent Wilson – Carolina Flash – All Star: WS, pure scorer, got major buckets this weekend, shoots the ball at a high level, freaky athletic, BOUNCE, moves well off screens and uses back door cuts to his advantage | 18.0 ppg

Marcus Harris – Winston Lake Lakers – All Star: WS, helped his team get to a silver championship game this weekend, shoots the ball well from outside, handles the rock, spot up shooter | 11.0 ppg

Top Scorers:

Justin Busby – Big Shots Elite Orange – 30.0 ppg

Ahmad Jeffries – Team Cobras – 26.7 ppg

Damon Brown – Carolina Fire Varsity – 21.0 ppg

Quan McCluney – Team Loaded NC – 20.0 ppg

Trent Wilson – Carolina Flash – 18.0 ppg

16U Division:

Gold Champion: WCBA Blue 2019 Powered by Big Shots
Runner Up: Big Shots Elite Carolina Orange
Silver Champion: Team F.L.Y

MVP: Shayne Saigo – WCBA Blue 2019 Powered by Big Shots

16U MVP: Shayne Saigo – WCBA Blue 2019 Powered by Big Shots

All-Stars:

Shayne Saigo – WCBA Blue 2019 Powered by Big Shots – MVP/All Star: WS, dropped 21 in the first round, big/strong frame with long arms, high motor, super strong and athletic, shoots the ball well, always in the paint for boards, runs the floor well, has handles, not afraid to take defenders off the dribble | 16.0 ppg

Blake Wilson – Team Loaded NC – All Star: WS: Top overall prospect in the 16U Division. Reminds me of former Big Shots Alum Michael Carter Williams Jr.

Deuce Dean – Team Loaded NC – All Star: WS, 2016: BIG SHOTS SC Top 100, NC LIVE, TEAM UNITED, MB LIVE ALL STAR, Top 10 2019 SC, BIG strong PG with high basketball IQ knack to finish inside with contact. Very unselfish, Always gets players the ball in scoring positions, a top passer in SC. Makes right play. Tough check off the bounce gets to rim/spots. High assist to turnover ratio. Fun PG to play with. BIG SHOTS ALL AMERICAN. Offers: Virginia Tech, Citadel Int: South Carolina, App State, North Florida, Campbell, Charleston, Tennessee | 13.5 ppg

Demilade Adelekon – Team Loaded NC – All Star: WS, shot the ball very well this weekend, moved well off screens, high basketball IQ, high motor, shoots the three with ease, high major in NC, will blow up | 16.0 ppg

Michael Walsh – Big Shots Elite – All Star: WS, top shooter in NC 2019 class, big 2G, skilled, pure release, high level prospect, spreads the floor with his size and shooting ability, moves well in transition filling lanes and finishing easy buckets, rebounds well, good frame and size | 9.3 ppg

Steve Randle Jr. – Big Shots Elite – All Star: WS, rebounding machine, hybrid high motor forward, rebounds above rim, double-double guy, really gets after it on D, shot blocker, smooth footwork, will blow up | 12.5 ppg

Dillion Bullard – Team Winston – All Star: WS, shoots the bank with ease, nice touch around the rim, finishes with either hand, handles the ball well, crafty finisher, smooth jumper form | 12.0 ppg

Nyseik Walcott – High Point Elite – All Star: WS, smooth handles, gets to the rim when he wants, smaller in size but has hops, smooth game | 12.7 ppg

Derrick Wiley Jr. – NC Lakers Elite – All Star: WS, keeps hands in passing lanes for steals and easy buckets off turnovers, super quick/speedy when dribbling the ball, great court vision | 13.8 ppg

Dominic Thomas – NC Lakers Elite – All Star: WS, runs the floor, looks for the open man in transition for easy buckets, distributes the ball well, smaller build but super athletic, knock down shooter, hit clutch 3s to keep his team in the game in rd 2 | 18.0 ppg

Jadun Michael – Team Felton GSO -All Star: WS, super versatile forward, causes numerous match-up problems for every team he play against, super skilled, good footwork around the rim, can take his defender off the dribble and score when he wants or pull up in your face, super athletic | 15.0 ppg

Collin Lewis – WCBA Blue Powered by Big Shots – All Star: WS, super athletic and tough wing, versatile, does it all, smooth shooter off the screen, sets screens to open his team up for easy buckets, runs the floor well, quick first step off the dribble, good at beating defenders to their spot and taking it to the rim to finish through contact | 14.3 ppg

Dayjuwon Cooke – Team FLY – All Star: WS, pure scorer, got buckets on every team he faced this weekend, high motor, freaky athletic, love his game, shoots the ball from deep range, gets to the rack when we wants, nice shooting form | 15.5 ppg

Top Scorers:

Dominic Thomas – NC Lakers Elite 18.0 ppg

Shayne Saigo – WCBA Blue 2019 Powered by Big Shots – 16.0 ppg

Demilade Adelekon – Team Loaded NC – 16.0 ppg

Dayjuwon Cooke – Team FLY – 15.5 ppg

Jadun Michael – Team Felton 2020 GSO – 15.0 ppg

15U Division:

Gold Champion: Team Winston Blue
Runner Up: Team Felton Rozzell
Silver Champion: Team Winston White

MVP: Isaac Spainhour – Team Winston Blue

15U MVP: Isaac Spainhour – Team Winston Blue

All-Stars:

Isaac Spainhour – Team Winston Blue – MVP/All Star: WS, did it all this past weekend for his team to help with a gold championship, shot the ball well, made free throws when they counted, got rebounds, high basketball IQ | 11.8 ppg

Deandre Wright – NC Heat – All Star: WS, second leading scorer in his division, moves well in transition, always calling for the ball, very coachable, can see the love for the game when he plays, love his game | 15.3 ppg

Jacari Outlaw – NC Heat – All Star: WS, lead the 15u division in scoring this weekend, high motor, moves well without the ball, finds the open spots on the floor for easy buckets | 16.0 ppg

John “Trey” Crews – Team Felton Rozzell – All Star: WS, TFNG, heady combo guard, moves well without the ball, pick and pop shooter, smooth around the rim Crafty around the rim | 13.7 ppg

Jalin Hyatt – Team Felton Rozzell – All Star: WS, leading scorer in division after day 1, smooth stroke on his shots, elevates nicely when shooting, makes the right plays, hustles every play, primary ball handler, can take his man off the dribble | 13.3 ppg

BJ Freeman – CEBA 2020 – All Star: WS, balled out this weekend, led his team in scoring, shot the ball well from 15′ in, ran the floor, got buckets in transition, rebounded the ball well for easy put backs| 12.7 ppg

Brooks Johnson – Team Winston White – All Star: WS, good defense this weekend, when watching him, he boxed out every shot, got rebounds, didn’t allow his opponent to score on him | 7.0 ppg

Derrick Dearmon – Team Winston Blue – All Star: WS, good shooting range from the 3, smooth game, handles the ball with either hand, cleans the boards | 9.5 ppg

Omari Alston – NC Eagles – All Star: WS, super coachable, tough player, moves well on the court, good at rebounding the ball and kicking out for transition buckets | 7.0 ppg

Kelin Parsons – Carolina Soldiers – All Star: WS, leading scorer on his team this weekend, shot the ball well from outside the arc, cuts to the basket looking to score, uses pump fake | 11.7 ppg

Top Scorers:

Jacari Outlaw – NC Heat – 16.0 ppg

Deandre Wright – NC Heat – 15.3 ppg

John “Trey” Crews – Team Felton Rozzell – 13.7 ppg

Jalin Hyatt – Team Felton Rozzell – 13.3 ppg

BJ Freeman – CEBA 2020 – 12.7 ppg

14U Division:

Gold Champion: Garner Road Bulldogs – Davis
Silver Champion: Triad’s Finest

MVP: Lucas Taylor – Garner Road Bulldogs – Davis

14U MVP: Lucas Taylor – Garner Road Bulldogs – Davis

All-Stars:

Lucas Taylor – Garner Road Bulldogs – Davis – MVP/All Star: WS | 14.3 ppg

Kadyn Dawkins – Team Cobras – All Star: WS | 12.0 ppg

Bennie Brooks – NCCE 2021 – All Star: WS | 14.3 ppg

Terrance Harcum – Garner Road Bulldogs – Davis – All Star: WS | 11.7 ppg

Reese Evans – Team Felton RDU – All Star: WS | 10.7 ppg

Brent Randleman – Team Felton 2021 – All Star: WS | 12.7 ppg

Sterling Brewer – Team Cobras – All Star: WS | 7.3 ppg

Christian Smith – Team Buckets – All Star: WS | 10.0 ppg

Aaron Oates – Team Buckets – All Star: WS | 10.3 ppg

TJ Mills – Triad’s Finest 2021 – All Star: WS | 10.0 ppg

Tyreik Leach – Triad’s Finest 2021 – All Star: WS | 10. 0 ppg

Andrew Mendolia – NCCA 2021 – All Star: WS | 10.5 ppg

Top Scorers:

Bennie Brooks – NCCE 2021 – 14.3 ppg

Brent Randleman – Team Felton 2021 – 12.7 ppg

Kadyn Dawkins – Team Cobras – 12.0 ppg

Terrance Harcum – Garner Road Bulldogs – Davis – 11.7 ppg

Reese Evans – Team Felton RDU 2021 – 10.7 ppg

13/12U Division:

Gold Champion: Team Rebel Guards
Silver Champion: Tennessee Thunder

MVP: Jabir Jefferson – Team Rebel Guards

13/12U MVP: Jabir Jefferson – Team Rebel Guards

All-Stars:

Jabir Jefferson – Team Rebel Guards – MVP/All Star: WS | 12.0 ppg

Kyle Cloninger – Tennessee Thunder – All Star: WS | 6.3 ppg

Sean Cusano – Tennessee Thunder – All Star: WS | 12.5 ppg

Juston Moore – Team Rebel Guards – All Star: WS | 10.3 ppg

Bryce Wicks – Team Rebel Guards – All Star: WS | 4.5 ppg

Omahj Evans – Vance Granville Warriors – All Star: WS | 7.3 ppg

Quevon Shearin – Vance Granville Warriors – All Star: WS | 8.0 ppg

Christopher Franklin – Team Rebel Guards – All Star: WS | 12.5 ppg

Isiah Jones – Team Rebel Guards  – All Star: WS | 9.0 ppg

Top Scorers:

Sean Cusano – Tennessee Thunder – 12.5 ppg

Christopher Franklin – Team Rebel Guards – 12.5 ppg

Jabir Jefferson – Team Rebel Guards – 12.0 ppg

Juston Moore – Team Rebel Guards – 10.3 ppg

Isiah Jones – Team Rebel Guards – 9.0 ppg

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