By: Kevin Schneider @BigShotsNation

Charleston, WV – BIG SHOTS West Virginia Top 100 has highlighted the Mountain State and surrounding region’s top talents over the last four years. BIG SHOTS WV Top 100 past MVP’s and standouts included the likes of Luke Frampton (Davidson), Chase Johnson (Florida), Jarrod West (Marshall), Elijah Cuffee (Liberty), Bryce Schneider (Richmond), Tavian Dunn Martin (Akron), Jon Kabongo, Keith Clemans, Noah Frampton (Marshall), Phil Bledsoe (Marshall), Deaundra Murphy (Marshall), Zac Ervin, Zyon Dobbs, Pau Serena (Lees Mcrae), Darhius Nunn (Glenville State), Karim Ezzidene, Trace Young, Leondre Rogers, Jalen Bridges, David Early, Amare Smith, Justin Phillips, Kaden Metheny, Luke Lerose, Riley Heatherington (Charleston), Onuralp Bitim, Ben Eke, Mikal Dawson, John Dawson among others. Let’s take a look at this years 2021 top performers and MVP:

Amare Smith, one of WV’s top 2021 prospects

Amare Smith    2021    6’3    F    Huntington (WV) / ESBA Elite    |

WV’s top wing forward in 2021. A point forward type that can do it all 3 levels. The BIG SHOTS WV Top 100 2021 MVP averaged 19 ppg scoring 22 in game 1 and 16 in game 2 in a showdown against Jalen Bridges (two of the top wing prospects in-state regardless of class). As he did all year at a high level on the Big Shots Circuit versatile wing that plays multiple positions, athletic long frame, top rebounder in Next WV Top 100, drives it, threw the full court pass in transition,good form on jumper – shot it off a jab step and dribble, efficient with left and right hand around the rim, shot blocker, pure release from 3, BIG SHOTS WV 2021 Top 10. BIG SHOTS WV Top 2 2021 prospect
Clayton Thomas, a top 2021 shooter in Ohio

Clayton Thomas    2021    5’7    SG    Fairland High School (OH)/    Big Shots Elite WV 2021    |

One of the top 2021 3-point shooter on the Big Shots Circuit Nationally in 2017 with Big Shots Elite WV. A knockdown shooter off the catch that can run them off. MVP at Big Shots WV, NC Live, all star at many events and continued that at Big Shots WV Top 100.  The Thomas’ family can stroke it (brother Luke 2018 BIG SHOTS ALL AMERICAN set record with 13 3’s in 1 game this year). Clayton has an Ivy League degree of basketball IQ as good as it gets. He sees the floor – makes right reads, passes it, scored in the fast break on lay ups or running his lane and spotting up from 3. Playa to his strengths and makes winning plays that help lead Big Shots Elite WV 2021 to a 34-4 record this year. One to watch in Ohio’s 2021 class. Two sport star, he’s amongst Ohio’s top golfers as well already as a freshman. Interest from Marshall. Twitter: Luke_thomas03
Cory Sweeney 2021

Cory Sweeney    2021    6’1    SG    St. Joseph Central (WV) /    ESBA Elite    |

Cory is a combo shooter was an all star on the Big Shots Circuit for ESBA Elite and it was the same scene at Big Shots WV Top 100. The BIG SHOTS WV Top 100 2021 All Star scored 16 points in game 1 averaged 13 ppg for the camp. He always has a running motor and is looking to get into the paint and make a play. A shot maker that shoots the 3 off the dribble on a ball screen, good release on his jumper and cuts well without the ball. He is fearless and knows how to play. Solid frame, rebounds well for the guard spot at both ends of the floor. One of the top 2021 shooters in WV. Twitter: @EsbaElite
Hunter Gillum 2021

Hunter Gillum    2021    5’9 PG    Blazer (KY) ESBA ELITE    |

Hunter is a tough point guard that was a consistent Big Shots All Star for ESBA Elite on the circuit. Continued that play averaging 10 ppg earning Big Shots WV Top 100 2021 All Star honors. Takes pride defensively physical and quick feet keeping guys in front, plays with knees bent hands up, talks on defense and always in right spot. Offensively, a high basketball IQ PH that  pushes in the break off a rebound or steal making look ahead pass. Sees the floor, always looking to get piece of the paint. Makes winning plays, scored in transition hit floaters in traffic  and shooting off the catch. One to keep eye on in KY 2021 Class. Twitter:     @hpgillum
Camden Lawrence 2021

Camden Lawrence    2021    5’10’    G    Nicholas County (WV) /     WV Reign Elite |

Camden is a two-way player that scores in transition and stops easy buckets at the other end. Rebounded well for a guard then threw the look ahead pass for a number of assists. Solid defender, quick feet. Scored 12 points in game 1, averaged 9 ppg earning Big Shots WV Top 100 2021 All Star honors. Twitter: @camden2021
Blake Meighen 2021

Blake Meighen    2021    5’7    SG    Robert C Byrd    (WV) |

Blake was a top 2021 shooter in WV Top 100 as he had the hot hand in game 1 scoring 14 points. He excelled off ball screen action, moves the ball around perimeter making the extra pass – sees the floor. Shooter that knows how to play and moves well without the ball. Pure release on jumper. Is in the right spots on the floor. Shot ready. Dad played at UNCW, good genes, being well coached. Named BIG SHOTS WV Top 100 2021 All Star, BIG SHOTS WV 2021 Watchlist. Twitter: blake_meighen
Elijah Poore    2021    5’8    SG    South Charleston (WV) /    Team Mountaineer    |
Elijah is a solid shooter off the catch, shot ready on penetration, improved defensively getting his hands on loose balls and hitting the glass. Gets out in transition leading to easy buckets. Shot the mid-range jumper, averaged 11 ppg. Named Big Shots WV Top 100 2021 All Star. Twitter: @BillPoore2
Miles Shipp    2021    6’2    F    Notre Dame (OH) / ESBA ELITE |
Motor was on a high and his scoring output was consistent at 16 ppg each year for Miles Shipp. You bring energy and stay on the move making plays good things happen. Shipp was a breakout performer in the 2021 class at WV Top 100 earning 2021 all star honors.  He finished well in traffic, converted turnovers and rebounds into points, hit the mid-range jumper as well. Strong defender that flies around getting deflections. BIG SHOTS WV 2021 Watchlist. Twitter: @shipp_miles
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