Big Shots – Clemson 2012 Notes (Part 1)

By Justin Byerly

The Big Shots Organization ran by the Father-Son duo of Kevin Schneider and Jeff Schneider, is a top-notch event. Everyone involved in the event did a great job, and the talent level at this tournament was on an extremely high-level. Around 30-40 Division One, Two, Three and NAIA college coaches were at the event (NCAA Certified Live Event). Here is the first take on some of the first teams I saw on Saturday. (Part 1 of 5)

Team Vision 17U

Players to watch: Recap for Team Vision Big Shots Clemson

Matthew Woods
2014 Class
Point Guard
Asheville Christian Academy, Swannanoa, NC
Saw Matthew when Asheville Christian Academy played Gaston (Gastonia, NC) Day earlier in the year in Asheville and he was one I wrote down.
This guard turned a lot of heads with his maturity on the court and ball handling skills. In three games in Big Shots Clemson he averaged 13 points, 8 assits and 4 rebounds. He has great range and can score the basketball. Sees the whole court very well, makes the right pass to his guys, loves to push the ball. He makes everyone around him better. His AAU Coach tole me, ” DI coaches have been talking about this guy since he was in the 8 grade.”

Patjoi Twagirayezu
2013 Class
Small Forward
Asheville Christian Academy, Swannanoa, NC
I saw Twagirayezu, a few times this season. He was impressive every time.
Very athletic wing, who handles the ball well. Efficient scorer, a starting member of the Rwanda Junior National Team. 2012 CAA All conference. This was his first receiving major exposure since coming to The United States. . He did not disappoint. Lead the team in scoring in 2 of the 3 games played at Big Shots Clemson. Averaged around 15 points and 6 rebounds for the weekend. Getting some interest from mid-major programs as of late.

DyAngelo Washington
2012 Class
Shooting Guard
Rabun Gap Naccoochee School, Rabun Gap GA
Best athlete on the court. Left handed shooter with extreme jumping ability. Can score points in a variety of ways and gets it in the cup quick. Had a great weekend. He had a big second game with 24 points and played very steady basketball all weekend. These are the kinds of stories that make this job fun, DyAngelo came into this weekend as an unsigned 2012, on Saturday night USC-UpState offered a scholarship and he accepted. Congratulations to DyAngelo.

Ben Phelps
Shooting guard
Asheville Christian Academy, Swannanoa, NC
One of the best shooters at the Clemson Big Shots event that not a lot of people saw. A little bit undersized at his position but makes up for it. Left-handed. His is in range when he gets out of the bus. Super shooter. His AAU Coach informed me that he has some DII interest . ” I had several DIII and NAIA coaches ask about him. He is a gym rat loves the game.”

Team Vision 15U

Dusan Kovacevic
Center/ Power Forward
Rabun Gap Naccoochee School, Rabun Gap GA
Very nice block to block, with some good post moves. This guy has a chance to be a big time college player. Strong finisher at the rim and takes the ball strong in the lane and either gets fouled or makes the basket.
Had two big games with 17 points and 20 points

Jeff McIlwain
Asheville Christian Academy, Swannanoa, NC
Has great hands, & a soft touch around the basket. Kid has a shot to be mid-major player with a chance to develop into a high major player. Great size, has 3 more years to keep working. Will be one to watch in the Class of 2015. Strong and can finish at the basket. Averaged 12 points & 11 rebounds for the weekend at Clemson Big Shots.

Devante Saxon
Point guard
Rabun Gap Naccoochee School, Rabun Gap GA
Great player, understands the game this guy will turn some heads with his NY playground style of play. Did that to a few heads this weekend. Handles the ball on a string. Will be one to watch out for the Class of 2015.

Carolina Hawks- Wingate, NC-Coached by Derrick Wall

Bunyon “BJ” Tyson
Anson County High School (NC)
Averaged 12.0 ppg 4 apg 3 spg. Can knock down the pull-up jump shot with ease and knock down the open 3 ball, very active on defense and floor general. Low Major-D1 recruit

Isaih Cureton
(Cuthbertson HS, Waxhaw, NC)
Averaged: 12.0 ppg 5 rpg…all around player who did a little of everything this weekend…very long and athletic wing. Low-Major D1 to D2 recruit. Has another year and can improve and make a shot as a Mid-Major Recruit.

Jerrin Morrison
(East Meck)
Averaged: 10 ppg 5 rpg…Very effective when knocking down his mid range shot, Very athletic wing. Threw down a thunderous dunk over a 6’6″ post player as his knee hit the kid chin. Low Major-Mid-Major Division 1 prospect.

Chris Wray
(Shelby, NC High School)
Averaged 9 ppg 7 rpg. Very long and athletic wing, who can slash his way to the basket, active on the glass. Can knock down some 3 point shots.Low-Major-Mid Major Divison 1 recruit

Logan Jackson
(Marvin Ridge, NC High School.
Averaged 8.6 ppg 4.3 apg. Uses his quickness to beat opponents off the dribble. Good passer and a floor general. Low-Major D1 recruit.

Brookland Elite, Columbia, SC – 2012 Big Shots Clemson 17U Blue Gold Champs

Keith Workman 2014
Fairfield Central High, Winnsboro, SC
The MVP on a very balanced team. Shot the ball with range, which was displayed all tournament. Also did not shy away from finishing at the rim. Rebounds well and did not hesitate to start the fast break.

Britton Reed 2013
WJ Keenan High, Columbia, SC
Passionate leader with a high motor. Very active defender with deceptive quickness. Midrange shot is excellent. Willing to penetrate and find the open man which he showed in the semifinals where he had 12 assists.

Quin Brunson 2014
Batesburg-Leesville, Batesburg, SC
One word – Explosive. Very speedy player with a nice stroke out to the 3. Pesky defender.

Charlotte Clippers 17U

Kendall Ratliff 2013
Sun Valley High School Monroe, NC
6’4 wing
12 pt avg. 8 rebounds per game 45% from the field

Nayquan Wilson 2013
Gaston Day School Gastonia, NC
5’10 guard
12 pt. avg. 6 three’s 3 steals per game

Shontrell Hopper 2014
Gaston Day School Gastonia, NC
6’2 guard
11 pt. avg. 6 three’s 4 rebs per game

Jimmy Hudgens
Sun Valley High School Monroe, NC
5’10 guard
10 pt. avg. 4 assist per game 3 steals per game

Flight 22 16U

Trevor Singleton
Fayetteville (NC) South View HS
Trevor had 18 points in a losing effort to the Georgia Stars Elite 16U. He is the leader on the floor and is all over the court. Rebounds it really well and very versitle.

Ridell Camidge
Ridell had 17 Points in the win against the Carolina Cougars. He is a wing. Good passer and 3 point shooter.

Shawn Robinson
Shawn is a really good PG. Runs the offense to a T. Great kid. Plays extremely hard.

Quodorole Hardy
Very quick, good defender, getting better with his perimeter game. Very consistant all weekend at Clemson Big Shots. Averaged 8 points per game in this showing. One to watch in that 2014 Class.

Austin Schoenleber
PG- 2015
Solid player. Decent shooter, good passer.

Shannon Washington
SG- 2014
Does all of the little things that don’t show up in the stat book. Guards best perimeter player. Avg. 6 ppg this weekend.

Andre Session
Avg 4 blks per game. Good rebounder. Never has played organized basketball before this year. Progressing extremely fast.

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