By: Kevin Schneider @BigShotsNation

PHOTOS

Richmond, VA – Over the years the talent that played in Big Shots Richmond events has been mind-boggling like the likes of Frank Mason III, Devin Robinson, Grayson Allen, Kennedy Meeks, Sindarius Thornwell & more. The Big Shots VA Top 100 has had players that seize the opportunity of the stage and make a statement earning interests and offers. Kevin Dorsey Jr. (Colorado State), Brandon Kamga (High Point) and Dravon Mangum (Charlotte) were past MVP’s. Lets look at this year’s 2021-23 top performers and MVP’s:

Zion Clark 2021 6’0 G Eastern View High School (VA)/ Team Loaded Red 2021 |
Zion was named 2021 MVP at Big Shots VA Top 100 where he averaged 15 ppg. A two-way guard that competes at both ends of the floor. A high riser at the rim, explosive driver that scores at all 3-levels of the floor. Finished with a game high 21 points in Game 1. Shot maker off the catch. One to watch in VA’s 2021 class. Big Shots VA 2021 Top 15. Twitter: @IamZionClark4

Tyler Nickel 2022 6’5 SF Eastern Mennonite (VA) / Team Loaded VA |

Tyler was named 2022 MVP at DC Top 100 and continued his stellar play earning MVP honors at VA Top 100. At BIG SHOTS DC Top 100 he averaged 16 ppg and averaged 12 ppg at VA Top 100. Standing nearly 6’5 Nickel is a stretch wing that can stroke it, bang inside and continues to develop his guard skills with Chad Moellenberg’s PlayMaker Minicamp as he is rapidly growing into a big size wing. Scored 19 points in Game 2 going head to head with 2018 MVP Gabe Dickerson. Tyler hit shots from all 3 levels off a pick and pop, mid-range game and through contact at the rim. Flushed several dunks at the rim. Solid defender and rebounder, has the ability to get past defenders and draw help defenders and double teams. Passes well out of doubles and unselfish. Major 3-point threat at 6’5. All Star on Big Shots Circuit with Team Loaded. Big Shots VA 2020 Top 10. Twitter: @tnickel23


Jamonte Smith 2021 5’10 PG Faith Christian School (VA)/ Team Loaded |

Jamonte is a shot maker that was a top 2021 performer at Big Shots VA Top 100 where he averaged 14 ppg in 3 games. Quick lead guard that has a pure stroke and understands the game. Sees the floor, makes the right reads on offense and defense. Plays uptempo game and will make you pay if he gets an open look. A top shooter in camp. Big Shots VA 2021 Top 15. Twitter: @scoremachine1


Omari DeVeaux 2021 5’3′ PG Douglas S. Freeman (VA) / Team Loaded |

Omari was a 2021 all star at Big Shots VA Top 100. A pure lefty PG that can get to his spots and is shifty in the lane, crafty and quick. Although only 5’3 he plays much bigger with his heart and ability to shoot over length. Smooth jumper off the catch and dribble. Love his upside. One to watch in VA’s 2021 class. Twitter: The_O_Show30

Tanner Selkirk 2021 6’1′ SG Lord Botetourt VA Team Loaded 2021 / Team Xplosion (TN) | Louisville Tanner plays with a motor and is active defensively leading to scoring opportunities off steals. Athletic laterally, plays with burst, shoots the 3 and can finish at the rim. Versatile offensively and defensively playing and defending mulitple positions. Averaged 8 ppg at Big Shots VA Top 100 named a 2021 all star. High academic student-athlete with all A’s. Twitter: TannerSelkirk


Cooper Keyes 2022 5’1 PG Montevideo Middle (VA)

Cooper Keyes was a 2022 all star at Big Shots VA Top 100. I love watching coach’s sons work their craft with their advanced skill-set and knowledge of the game (his dad Carey HOF at EMU, head coach at East Rockingham HS). A standout ball handler and a knock down shooter that has superb footwork and a pure release. Was a finalist in the 3-pt shootout. Knows to get open or get a teammate open. Plays unselfish team basketball and connects when his number is called. One to watch in VA’s 2022 class.

Grafton Allen 2023 5’2 PG Swift Creek (VA) / EBA |
Grafton was named 2023 MVP at Big Shots VA Top 100. A crafty PG that can handle the ball, makes the extra pass, shot well in stations, crafty at the rim scoring on drives. Extremely coachable, battled through injury to make plays and help the team any way he can. Cbqtpie

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