Thursday was Day 1 of the Big Shots Myrtle Beach Live Period I. Teams will play Thursday and Friday before the second session begins Saturday with players being able to play in front of college coaches, with travel teams, for the final time this season.

Here are top performers and highlights from a busy Thursday

THURSDAY’S STANDOUTS

Stephen Billig, Handles Sports 16U: had a breakout 30-point game Thursday  and made seven free throws over two games, which was third-best in the division.

Thailand Elder, Dallas Seawolves 2020: High-flying 6-3 guard averaged 27 points per game Thursday, making nine 3-point shots in two games.

Nick Farrar, Big Shots Elite 2020: Big man drew attention from schools like VCU, Rutgers and Rhode Island Thursday. Farrar recently picked up a Texas A&M offer and is one of the nation’s hottest unsigned recruits.

Nick Gravely, Team Loaded CVA 16U: Averaged 21 points per game Thursday.

Kaden Metheny, Big Shots Elite WV 2020: Averaged a division best 36 points Thursday, making a division-best 13 (13!) 3-point shots in two games. In a 99-84 win over West Virginia Mpact, Metheny made nine 3-point shots and had 45 points. Metheny and teammate KJ McClurg picked up offers from Niigara head coach Patrick Beilein.

KJ McClurg, Big Shots Elite WV 2020: McClurg averaged 20.5 points in two games Saturday and was second in the 17U Slam division with seven made free throws.

Eli Ellis, Big Shots/TLBA 2024: Ellis averaged 23.5 points Thursday. He played up. He’s a 2025 recruit.

Gabe Proctor, Big Shots Elite NC 2022: Sweet shooting wing led the division in scoring with 33 total points Thursday. He also led the division with nine made 3-point shots.

Luke Proctor, Big Shots Elite NC 2021: Made six 3-point shots in two games Thursday, including a 3 late to tie  Team Fly. Teammate Manny Sepulveda won the game with a layup with four seconds left. Proctor finished with 20 points, four assists and four steals.

THURSDAY’S HIGHLIGHTS

Nick Farrar, Big Shots Elite NC 2020

Eli and Isaac Ellis, TLBA/Big Shots Elite 2024

Thailand Elder, Dallas Seawolves 2020