By Kevin Schneider @BigShotsNation
Rock Hill, SC – The Big Shots Southeast Top 100 with ESPN’s Paul Biancardi had talent at every level from high majors to division 3 in various classes. Let’s take a look at the top performers from 2021-22 and MVP:
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Asa White 2022 6’6 SF Team Wall |
From the first event of year at HoopState Invitational Asa has been dominant and it was no different at SE Top 100 Paul Biancardi earning 2022 MVP honors. At 6’6 with a 6’9 wingpsan Asa is as versatile as it get that age effecting the game in so many ways. He has the ability to score inside in the post, off rebounds to drives and even showed his 3-pt stroke knocking down several. He scored 22 pts playing in the HS division in game 1 to lead all scorers. Great instincts to make a play using his length to block shots or shoot over defenders. High motor hits both glass and runs the floor. Top 5 NC 2022. Love the path he is on for a bright future.
Nathan Brafford 2021 6’5′ G/SF Tuscola High School (NC) / Big Time Bulldogs |
Nathan was a breakout performer and named 2021 MVP at Big Shots Southeast Top 100 where the skilled, lengthy wing avearged 17 ppg scoring 23 in game 1. At 6’5 Brafford has the stroke and length that will pull in division 1 interest. Love his upside and skill set. Thin frame but has the frame and game along with wingspan to cover ground and effect shots defensively. Top 20 NC 2021. TwitteR: @Natedogg2552
Marquise Rice 2022 6’5 SF Team Wall
Marquise is a versatile talent and is one North Carolina’s top 2022 prospects. An MVP alongside White at nearly every Big Shots Circuit tourney he played in this year. At 6’5 with a strong lengthy frame and guard like skills, Marquise is a nightmare matchup for opponents scoring inside-out. He can score from the perimeter, beat you off the dribble or go to work in the post with polished skills. He plays with a motor and is a rebounding machine. A highly productive player with high upside and a bright future. Top 5 2022 NC.
Chris Rhone 2021 6’0′ SG Northside Christian Academy (NC) / Team United South Carolina |
Chris was a top shooter at SC Top 100 and proved he was more than a shooter at SE Top 100 Paul Biancardi showing off his passing and drive game as a top PG. A knockdown shooter off the catch and dribble with the gears to get by and finish over length. Always in rhythm, pure stroke. Has a solid frame and works hard at his craft. High basketball IQ dad officiates in Big Shots. Will be one to watch in SC’s 2021 class. BIG SHOTS SC 2021 Top 10. Twitter: @rhoneboi
Nikolas Graves 2022 5’9 PG Durham Academy (NC) /Team Felton |
At a young age you can tell when players just have it, Nikolas Graves is that way at the PG spot. He has starred in Big Shots Circuit the last 2 years and is one of our favorite players to watch play with an advanced skill set, pure lefty stroke, toughness and vision of a future high level PG. Son of two coaches that haved passed along to Nik a tremendous feel for the game. Named Top 5 performer at Big Shots SE Top 100 Paul Biancardi averaging 15 ppg scoring from beyond the arc (hit 5 3’s game 1) and on mid-range jumpers. A 3-level scoring PG that is a superb passer. NC Top 5 2022, one of NC’s top PG’s. Future D1 prospect. Twitter: coaches_dream
BJ Morris 2022 6’2 F Clemmons Middle (NC)/ Team Loaded NC 2022 |
BJ was a 2022 star at Big Shots Southeast Top 100 Paul Biancarid averaging 18 ppg with a game high 25 in round 2. A long athletic hybrid forward that plays 3-5 and plays with a relentless motor. Active on the glass at both ends of the floor leading to putbacks and second chance points. Soft touch inside scoring with left and right and even had several emphatic dunks. Defensively uses his length and foot speed to guard multiple positions. One to watch in NC 2022 class. Top 5 2022 performer at Big Shots Southeast Top 100 Paul Biancardi @TheFan4theKing
Cinque Lemon 2021 6’5 SF Team Wall |
Cinque is a long athletic wing that has high level upside. At 6’5 and range to cover ground at both ends of the floor he’s an intriguing division 1 prospect to put on your radar. Active on the glass converting to buckets, scored on drives and in transition, hit the mid-range pull up. Like his skillset and upside. Top 5 2021 performer at Big Shots Southeast Top 100
Shane Blakeney 2022 5’9 SG York Prep Academy (SC) / Palmetto City Hurricanes |
Shane is a knockdown shooter that puts on a show every time out in Big Shots. One of SC’s top 2022 prospects, he has the confidence, talent and toughness to play years ahead. A top performer at Big Shots SE Top 100 Paul Biancardi where he averaged 15 ppg, (22 points in Game 2). A crafty guard who can finish with either hand off dribble penetration. Very coachable and a joy to have at camp. Future college prospect. Shane also holds a 4.0 GPA. Big Shots SC Watchlist 2022.Twitter: Shaneblakeney3
James Libby 2022 5’11 CG Northridge Middle (NC) / CP3 All Stars |
James was a top 2022 scorer at Big Shots Southeast Top 100 Paul Biancardi averaging 18 ppg (23 pts in Game 1) and earning Top 5 2022 honors. A combo guard with length, shot making ability and defensive mindset and size to guard multiple positions. Was one of the top 2022 shooters in SC Top 100 and kept it going at SE Top 100. Scored all 3-levels hitting the 3, mid-range and got to the rack. High academic student. Complete player; hardworker on court and classroom, high academics. Active on every rebound and excelled on second chance points. Plays both position with comfort, has high IQ. Put up double-doubles from the guard spot. One to watch in NC’s 2022 class.
Darius Porter JR 2021 5’8′ CG Northside Christian Academy (SC) / Team United SC |
Darius is a knockdown shooter off the catch, knows spacing and how to get open to score. Was a top 3 pt shooter at Big Shots SE Top 100 Paul Biancardi that can run them off. A ‘Can’t leave’ shooter on the perimeter. Has a quick handle and creates space to score or dish. Fluid floor game and stroke. Led Team United SC in steals and assists. One to watch in SC’s 2021 class. Twitter: Shifty.dj
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