The Big Shots Carolina tournament ended Sunday in Raleigh, N.C. A quick look back at highlights, champions and ‘The Sunday Best.’

Gold Bracket Champions

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11U: Garner Road Bulldogs Myatt

12U: WBC Elite

13U: TLBA/Big Shots Elite 2024

14U: Nitro

15U: Team Wall

16U: Garner Road West 2021

17U: Garner Road West


Mike Best Jr., Garner Road 16U: led the division in points averaged (23.5) and free throws made (12). Explosive athlete led his team to the gold.

Tamar Cooley, Be All for Christ Warriors: MVP of the bronze championship game in 14U, Cooley went for 35 points in a 65-62 win over Team Premier.

Isaac Ellis, TLBA/Big Shots Elite 2024: Ellis, class of 2026, playing up a few grades, drained five 3s in the 14U semifinals. Ellis led his team to the division title, making 10 3s. Brother Eli Ellis led the division, averaging 21.7 points. The

Amari Pearson, Team Wall 15U: MVP of the 15U championship. Team Wall beat NC Redstorm 2023 in the final.

MJ Rice, Team Wall: Class of 2022 star is top 15 nationally and is playing up two grades. He was a top five scorer this weekend, averaging 21 points per game (our feature on Rice: a miracle baby, a major college talent, Marquise Rice gives up his cell phone for his dream)

Isaiah Roberson, Nitro: MVP of the 14U championship with 17 points in a 66-59 win over TLBA/Big Shots Elite NC

Day’Ron Sharpe, Garner Road West: Sharpe led his team to the championship round, a future UNC center showing off a strong inside game. Sharpe averaged 21.3 points Sunday.


Ricky Council, Team Felton

Silas Demery, Team Wall

Jalen McDonald, Team Loaded NC

Day’Ron Sharpe, Garner Road

Carson McCorkle, Garner Road

Amare Haynie, Team Loaded NC