Big Shots EYB Recap

Wake Forest commitment Shelton Mitchell was unstoppable all weekend


2014 SG L.J. Peak (CP3 All-Stars)
Peak looked dominating when he took the floor consistently making plays on the defensive end that he turned into highlight reel dunks on the offensive end. The 6-foot-5 wing also displayed the type of high level motor attacking the glass off the dribble while being a shut down defender on the ball.
2014 PG Shelton Mitchell (CP3 All-Stars)
Mitchell has re-shaped his body to look leaner and stronger. It has paid off as the 6-foot-4 point guard looks much quicker and was nearly unstoppable all weekend. Mitchell still needs to work on his perimeter shooting but there are few point guards better at distributing the ball in the 2014 class than Mitchell.

2014 PG Zack Johnson (Team Breakdown)
Johnson showcased his ability to be a full time point guard this weekend handling the ball extremely well and taking contact in the open court. The 6-foot-2, 180-pound prospect was excellent at getting to the rim and finishing but also displayed the ability to get other teammates involved in the scoring.

2015 PG Damontre Jefferson (Milwaukee Running Rebels)
Jefferson’s weekend was cut short by the Rebels needing to catch a plane back to Milwaukee however when the 5-foot-8 point guard took the floor he was dynamic. In the early Saturday game, Jefferson connected on 10-of-13 shots and finished the game with 28 points. The shifty guard is tough off the dribble and finishes extremely well in the lane.

2015 SG Antonio Blakeney (E1T1 16)
The MVP of the 16 and under division, Blakeney was instrumental in leading his team to a championship over the weekend. Excellent in the open court, Blakeney also displayed the ability to knock down the open three point shot. The 6-foot-3 guard finished the tournament averaging 10 points per game that included the dunk of the weekend on Sunday.

2015 PF Alex Owens (E1T1 16)
The 6-foot-8 power forward displayed an aggressive style around the basket using his size to gain position and score with an array of post moves. Owens is deceptively quick on the glass rebounding and can start the transition break with a solid outlet pass or with a few dribbles and a kick ahead pass.

2016 SF Harry Giles (CP3 All-Stars 16)
Giles showed the ability that is expected of him averaging 15 points per game in the 16 and under division. The 6-foot-8 forward is strong around the basket but he did some damage taking his defender off the dribble from the three point line and being able to finish with a short jumper. Giles was fantastic around the rim snagging offensive rebounds and getting easy points to lead his CP3 team.

Sleeper Alert

2014 Jacobi Boykins is a player to keep an eye on this AAU season.

2014 SF Jacobi Boykins (Team Breakdown)
Heading into the start of AAU season the 6-foot-5, 170-pound Boykins holds offers from Jacksonville and Florida Gulf Coast. There are a few high majors that are showing interest but that could change if Boykins continues to perform as he did at Big Shots. Despite a slender frame, Boykins averaged 15 points per game showing the ability to knock down the perimeter jumper and attack the basket off the dribble.

Recruiting News

2014 PG Nate Mason (CP3 All-Stars)
The six-foot point guard currently holds offers from Virginia, Harvard, George Mason and Georgia State. He has been receiving heavy interest from Clemson and believes they could be close to offering soon. Mason expects to work out in front of coaches from Harvard this week.

2014 SG L.J. Peak (CP3 All-Stars)
Peak recently took an unofficial visit to South Carolina and has a current top five in no order of the Gamecocks, Florida State, Florida, Connecticut and Ohio State. He has not narrowed his list down and is open to other schools.

2015 SF C.J. Williamson (E1T1 16)
The electric 6-foot-6 wing player currently holds offers from Boston, UTEP, Central Florida, South Florida, Murray State and Georgia State. He is starting to receive interest from Miami, Memphis, South Carolina, Kansas State, Texas A&M and Stanford.

2015 PF Alex Owens (E1T1 16)
Owens has picked up early offers from Cincinnati, Miami, South Florida, Georgia and Georgia Southern. He is receiving interest from Xavier, Florida, Florida State, Louisville and Michigan.

2015 SF Brandon Ingram (Stackhouse Elite 16)
Ingram has picked up an early offer from North Carolina State after visiting there this past season. The 6-foot-6 wing believes Wake Forest is very close to offering and says that North Carolina is starting to show more interest of late.

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