By: Kevin Schneider @BigShotsNation / Big Shots Recruiting Staff
Columbia, SC – BIG SHOTS SC Top 100 was loaded up again this year with many of South Carolina’s top talent in 2018-2023 classes. Past MVP’s have included Jalek Felton (UNC), Clyde Trapp Jr. (Clemson), Tevin Mack (Alabama), Devontae Shuler (Mississippi) and Juwan Gary. Let’s take a look at this year’s 2019 Top 10 performers and MVP:
Juwan Gary 2019 6’6 SF Gray Collegiate (SC)/ Team United | Juwan is a now 3x MVP at SC Top 100 winning Offensive & Defensive MVP the last 2 years and continues that stellar performance as the top 2019 performer this year. A Top 50 national talent, No. 3 SC 2019 Juwan possesses high major plus athleticism which was on display in the games and in the dunk contest going off the wall with a windmill to close it out. He is a handful to keep out of the paint, best driver in SC Top 100. Scores in transition, on blow by drives. Quick second jumper, hits offensive glass hard. Excellent body control in traffic and ability to finish plays through contact at a special rate. Shot the mid-range well and 3 well. Hits a variety of shots. A top shot blocker and rebounder in camp. Participated in Team USA Camp. Offers: Clemson, UNLV, ECU, Georgia, Maryland. Interest: UNC, South Carolina, Uconn, Kansas and Virginia. Twitter: takflight24
Juwan Purdue 2019 6’7 SF Lakewood Senior (SC)/SC Ballers | BIG SHOTS ALL AMERICAN, Juwan is one of SC’s biggest sleepers in the 2019 class. A hybrid lefty with elite athleticism, inside-out game and playmaker instincts around the rim. Can lead the break off a rebound and finish through contact. Lengthy frame, shot blocker, quick leaper. Had several posterizing dunks at SC Top 100. Put up big numbers all year in BIG SHOTS with SC Ballers. Continues to get better and better. Will be fun to see him continue to develop and shine over the next 2 years. BIG SHOTS SC Top 10 2019. Offers: SC State. Twitter: hoop_dream01
Devin Ramsey 2019 6’7 PF West Ashley (SC)/ Upwards Stars Spartanburg | One of SC’s most productive power forwards in the 2019 class. A major sleeper that shoots a high percentage from the field. Devin’s active on glass, produces at both ends as he was a top rebounder in camp. Averaged 17 ppg at SC Top 100 scoring 24 points in Game 2. High motor that showed his burst off the bounce with several power dunks. Uses his frame well to create space. Top 25 SC 2019. Division 1 talent. Twitter: devinramsey_24
Allen Williamson 2019 6’4 SF Wilson (SC)/ Carolina Wolves | Allen had a breakout performance at SC Top 100. Lefty wing is a high flyer that caught many lobs in the break following it up with a jumper to show he can hit the mid-range and 3-poing shot. He fights through contact at the rim using his lengthy strong frame to power up. He played with a motor at all times, good rebounder. Like his upside as he continues to get better every time I see him. Holds offer from SC State. Made jump in SC rankings now in Top 25 2019 SC.
Waylan Napper 2019 6’0 PG Ridge View (SC)/SC Hornets | Waylan was the top 2019 passer and led the event in assists. He kept saying I’m going for the assist record and he sure came close to eclipsing that feat. Love PG’s that come into a showcase setting and are looking to get all involved and not caught up in scoring every possession. Case in point Napper did that and he showed out. He displayed his ability to score as well with a pure stroke. Made it to 3-point shootout finals, went 11/15 from 3fg. Rebounds well for a PG. Napper is a standout on a talented Ridge View squad that features Malcolm Wilson, Crosby James and Tyler Rice. Division 1 talent. Top 25 SC 2019.
Crosby James 2019 6’0 PG Ridge View (SC)/Upward Stars Columbia | Crosby went off for 24 points in Game 1. Strong lead guard that can spray the ball around as a point and off the ball puts you on your heels scoring at the rack. Tough minded player that does what it takes to win. A shutdown defender at the point guard spot. Top 30 2019 SC
Jalil Robinson 2019 6’3 SG Gray Collegiate (SC) | Jalil is a shot maker. Had 23 points in game 1 at SC Top 100. Shooting wing with upside that is playing with confidence. Has a tight handle, scored on drives and in transition, can create off the bounce for himself and his teammates. Knockdown 3-point shooter from the wings and corner off penetration. Look for him to have a productive year at Gray. Top 40 SC 2019.
Logan Ammons 2019 6’3 SG James Island Charter (SC) / TMP | Logan is a knockdown shooter off the catch. One of SC’s Lower State top shooters in 2019. Had several big scoring outputs for TMP on the Big Shots Circuit. Tough minded player that takes pride defensively. Can be a shutdown defender. Extremely coachable. SC Top 50 2019. Twitter: @ammonslogan23
Malik Bryant 2019 6’2 PG Nation Ford (SC)/Fort Mill Knicks | When you see a player take off outside the lane you question if they can make it to the rim. For Malik Bryant just get your camera ready because it will be a poster dunk. He had the gym in a frenzy with several poster dunks. He can get to the basket at will. Shot the 3-point shot and mid-range consistent. Elevates when driving to the basket. Aggressive minded at both ends of the floor. SC 2019 Top 50. Twitter: kingbryant_10
Peter Musci 2019 6’3 SG West Ashley (SC)/ SC Kings | Peter was one of the top shooters in SC Top 100, a pure release. Can get his shot off the dribble and especially off the catch coming off screens. Good skill set to put ball on the deck and see the floor passing. At 6’3 has nice size for a 2019 combo. Put up big numbers on Big Shots Circuit with SC Kings. Strong frame that plays under control, balanced game never flustered. One to keep eye on as he continues to develop. SC 2019 Top 50.
Nazir Andino 2019 6’0 PG Crestwood (SC)/SC Ballers | Nazir is a quick heady PG with good instincts in traffic, a top ball handler in skills session. Hit the mid-range pull up. Good footwork and form on jumper hit 4 3’s in Game 2 for 16 points. Speedster with the ball that likes to play fast. Excels off a ball screen. Finished with left and right in variety of ways. In a stretch of good PG’s to come out of Crestwood, Andino could be next in line. SC 2019 Top 50.
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