MONROE, NC — Big Shots Carolina/Paul Biancardi finished up with a hot Sunday of action and an absolutely jam packed four courts at Union Academy Charter School.

The day featured some big-time matchups you can’t see most anywhere else as well as famous N.C. Big Shots alumni coming through.

On the court, national top 25 freshman recruit M.J. Rice (right below) led Team Wall Elite against Team Loaded NC in the 15U Gold championship game. Rice, who usually plays up a class or two, went for 27 points in a 75-72 loss. Loaded got 23 points from point guard Jamori McDougald and 18 from wing Harrison Alexander in a battle of Adidas Gauntlet travel teams.

The Big Shots GA 2020 team not only won the 17U Orange championship but also won a showcase game with Team Loaded NC and top 100 national recruit Josh Hall. Christopher Youngblood had 28 for Big Shots against Loaded. Hall, a 6-8 wing with a deft shooting touch, had 21 for Loaded.

In another anticipated feature game, Team Loaded NC 2020 faced Dennis Smith Elite. Smith, you may remember, helped put the North Carolina portion of Team Loaded on the map four years ago before starring at N.C. State for one year. Sunday, his new team faced his old team. Loaded 17U won 87-69. Lance Anthony, a long-distance bomber, had 17 for DSJ. Jamahri Harvey had 23 for Loaded.

GOLD CHAMPIONS

17U Blue: Atlanta AllStars

17U Orange: Big Shots Elite 2020 GA

16U Orange: Team Winston 16U

16U Blue: Rock Hill Ballers

15U Orange: Team Loaded NC

15U Blue: CSB Elite 2022

14U: TSB Elite 2023

13U: Team Loaded Nc 2024

Full results here

THE SUNDAY BEST

Jaden Daughtry, BWSL Team Marsh: top scorer in the 16U Orange age group with 82 points for the weekend. He had 23 in the bronze championship game, a 75-57 win over Team Synergy. The 6-6 wing, playing up a class, had two 30-point games.

Caden Davis, Team Winston 16U: MVP of the Orange championship win over Team Wall. Davis had 11 points. Teammate Camian Shell had 21.

Nick Farrar, Big Shots Elite NC 2020: 6-foot-6 junior forward led the division in scoring, averaging 28.7 points per game and continued his rise up the N.C. elite recruiting lists.

Jamori McDougald, Team Loaded NC 15U: MVP of the 15U Orange championship with 23 points. McDougald had 65 total points to lead the age group in total points. He was second in made 3s with 12.

Malachy McGuirt, Rock Hill Ballers 16U: MVP of the Blue championship game, McGuirt hit a shot to send the game into overtime and later hit the game-winner in a 59-57 win over the Carolina Hawks. McGuirt averaged 17.3 points for the weekend. He had 22 in the championship game.

Elijah Strong, TSB Elite 14U: 6-foot-5 post/wing led his team to a double-digit comeback on Team Loaded 7o4 14U in the gold bracket final. Strong had 15 in the final, which his team won 48-43. He averaged an age-group best 22 points for the weekend.

Chris Youngblood, John Allen, Brandon Stroud, Big Shots GA 2020:ย Allen and Youngblood were named co-MVPs of the 17U championship game, after Big Shots beat NL Disciples Elite 73-68. Youngblood led all scorers with 89 total points and was third in free throws with 18. Allen was all-over-the-court good all weekend, and Stroud — a top 15 2020 recruit in his state — was also a premier player all weekend, helping spark a win over Team Loaded NC 2020’s Adidas Gauntlet team in a showcase game.

SUNDAY HIGHLIGHTS

Chase Forte, 15U

Ryan Mutombo, Team Forrest 16U: son of former Georgetown Dikembe Mutombo, Ryan continued to impress. He averaged 21 points for the weekend.