CHARLOTTE, NC — Day 1 of Big Shots Carolina/Paul Biancardi saw many elite teams and performances. A few highlights:


Anthony Allen, DTA Elite 17U: Independence High star averaged 24.5 points and made nine 3-pointers in two games. He also showed off some serious leaping ability.

Derrick Butler, Team Knicks 17U: 27 points in a 62-56 win over Virginia Blaze Orange. Butler averaged 22.5 points in two games.

Jaden Daughtry, BWSL Team Marsh 16u: 6-5 point forward went for 30 points in his opening game and made four 3-pointers.

Nick Farrar, Big Shots Elite NC 2020: Fast-rising 6-foot-6 junior looked like was worthy of all the hype Saturday, going for 53 points in two games. Farrar also left ESPN director of recruiting Paul Biancardi plenty impressed.

Colin Fayed, NC Flames 2022: combo guard looks like a top 100 prospect in the state. Had 18 points in one of his games Saturday.

Aaron Anthony Hall, Carolina Crossover Elite 2020: Averaged 21.5 points Saturday, including a breakout 23-point, 8-rebound performance against the Carolina Hawks.

Alex Holt, Team Phoenix Elite 2020: A 6-foot-8 forward, Holt caught the eye of ESPN recruiting analyst Paul Biancardi Saturday with his consistent play and effort. This is why you play Big Shots: get seen. Holt got seen.

Ryan Mutombo, Jaylen Jackson, Team Forrest 2021: Two of the top 3 scorers in the class Saturday. Jackson averaged 22 points per game and Mutombo — son of former NBA and Georgetown star Dikembe Mutombo — averaged 21.

Luke Proctor, Big Shots Elite NC 2021: Made five 3-points shots Saturday and had the game-winner in a win over Team Forrest.

Marquise Rice, Team Wall 17U: A top 25 prospect in the class of 2022, Rice is playing up two grades and looking every bit as good as his reputation.


  1. Marquise Rice, Team Wall 17U

2. Brandon Stroud, Christ Youngblood, Big Shots Elite Ga.