The annual Big Shots Myrtle Beach Live period events run July 11-14 and will give many players their final chance to play directly in front of college coaches this summer.
The NCAA has changed the rules regarding summer basketball this year, altering the July schedule dramatically. Instead of allowing multiple live period for travel teams throughout the month, the NCAA now allows the July 11-14 period only for teams to play directly in front of coaches. In addition, the NCAA will host a series of regional camps for invited recruits on college campuses.
That move will leave many prospects at home, playing events that sometimes will be live streamed, which coaches may watch, but those prospects not at camps will not be playing in front of college coaches live.
So this is a big week and here a few players in Myrtle Beach that coaches will be following.
NICK FARRAR, 6-7, WF, BIG SHOTS ELITE NC 2020
One of the most talked about recruits in North Carolina, Nick Farrar has put together a very big high school and summer season so far. He has picked up more than a dozen offers, including one from national power Houston. He’s also peaked the interest of schools like N.C. State and Virginia Tech.
Farrar is ranked No. 6 in Big Shots N.C. player rankings and has added deft outside shooting and more ball handling to his game. Looking for the next breakout player in the Carolinas? Start here.
BRANDON STROUD, 6-6, CG, BIG SHOTS ELITE GA 2020
Class of 2020 East Coweta (GA)/Big Shots Elite GA 2020 SG Brandon Stroud with the nice off ball cut for the bucket #BIGSHOTS #CLT @PaulBiancardi @BigShotsSteve33 @JDub_BigShots pic.twitter.com/is0Psy3hCh
— BIG SH🏀TS (@BigShotsNation) May 13, 2018
Perhaps the best player on one of the nation’s best teams, Brandon Stroud has proven himself against the nation’s top travel teams all season. Big Shots Elite Ga is 36-1 and ranked as high as No. 4 in the nation.
247 Sports ranks Stroud as a top 175 national talent and the No. 8 overall player in the state of Georgia. Stroud has interest from schools like Alabama and Georgia, who like his 6-foot-10 wingspan and lefty play-making game. Think Jalen Rose and you get an idea of what Stroud can do.
KADEN METHENY, 5-10, PG, BIG SHOTS ELITE WV 2020
Metheny opened eyes by dropping nine 3-point shots and scoring 35 points against a 5-star Duke recruit at the Beach Ball Classic in Myrtle Beach in December. Often compared in his hometown to West Virginia point guard Jordan McCabe, Metheny has offers from Drexel, Penn and Western Carolina, among others, and interest from Virginia, Georgia Tech and Rhode Island.
KULUEL MADING, 6-11, PF, NL DISCIPLES ELITE 17U
“ on his head “ 🙆🏿♂️ pic.twitter.com/z02CzgJNoP
— ⁺ kuluel mading ⁺ (@kmading7) February 23, 2019
Big man has a Western Carolina offer plus interest from Virginia Tech, East Carolina, N.C. A&T and Princeton among others. Mading has a 7-3 wingspan. At High Point Central High School, Mading was an all-conference talent and has carried that over into the summer season. Mobility is a plus.
AHMIL FLOWERS, 6-5, SG, GREENSBORO WARRIORS 17U
— Change Agent🙏🏾🦉 (@BallerMom2020) November 19, 2018
Flowers has been creating Twitter/Instagram/YouTube highlights all summer and holds offers from Radford, UNC-Asheville, Presbyterian, Elon and Western Carolina. Flowers is a high-flyer who has the ability to shoot the 3.
CHRIS YOUNGBLOOD, 6-4, SF, BIG SHOTS ELITE GA
— BIG SH🏀TS (@BigShotsNation) March 24, 2019
East Coweta High star holds a Kennesaw State offer. Youngblood is a top 15 recruit in the 2020 class in Georgia. Pairs with Brandon Stroud to form an elite backcourt on one of the nation’s top teams. Youngblood was MVP of a Big Shots event in Rocky Mount earlier this year.
JADEN DAUGHTRY, 6-4, SF, BWSL TEAM MARSH
Jaden Daughtry is tough! pic.twitter.com/Jkg1Fabddt
— Point Forward Sports Group (@cjhlroberts1) July 1, 2019
Marsh is a rising sophomore with a very high ceiling. He finishes around the rim well and can rebound, defend and has a habit of making big plays down the stretch. He often plays up, and plays well, against 16U and 17U competition.
NOAH ROSS, 6-5, SG, BIG SHOTS ELITE NC 2022
15U Gold Championship
Champions: Big Shots Elite NC 66
MVP: #10 Noah Ross 17 points
— BIG SH🏀TS (@BigShotsNation) June 2, 2019
One of the most consistent shooters in North Carolina, Ross has a good habit of taking — and making — big shots at key moments. Ross has been one of the top performers in his age group all season for Big Shots, frequently on the receiving end of passes from point guard Jacob Newman.
KJ MCCLURG, 6-3, SG, BIG SHOTS ELITE WV
WV’s top scoring 2G in 2020. Can create space, competes, scores all 3 levels.
Bucknell, American, Lafayette latest to reach out pic.twitter.com/qiQFbHv8hO
— BIG SH🏀TS (@BigShotsNation) May 20, 2019
McClurg has offers from West Liberty, Nova Southeastern, West Virginia Wesleyan and Chowan. He’s one of the top shooters in West Virginia, pairing in the summer and in high school with elite point guard Kaden Metheny. McClurg has added some dribble drive to his game now and can score at the rim or in the midrange.
MIKHEIL ZURABASHVILI, 6-6, SG, HILL CITY CRASH (VA)
Consistently been a top performer and leading scorer at Big Shots events all summer, Zurabashvili has interest from American, Bucknell, Loyola Marymount, Central Florida and Virginia.