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Big Shots AAU basketball tourney in Myrtle Beach brings out big name college coaches

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MYRTLE BEACH,SC (WWAY) -- Below are the results from the 17 and under Flight 22 Blizzard Athletics AAU basketball team. They'll be playing six consecutive days in the Myrtle Beach Big Shots tournament. Click play video to see our report that aired on Thursday's newscast. WWAY's Coach's Corner will have even more footage from the Flight 22 team. It will include a long range shot that should have counted at least five instead of three. The Coach's Corner will air at 6pm on Sunday on WWAY. Here's a link to the Coach's Corner page on our website.

Flight 22 Blizzard Athletics 69
MBA Hoops Elite 30

Jeremy Smith 12 points
Tyler Thayer 11 points
Elijah Wilson 9 points

Houston, Texas 72
Flight 22 Blizzard Athletics 56

Elijah Wilson 13 points
Drew Combs 8 points
DJ Mason 8 points
TJ Williams 8 points

California P94 67
Flight 22 Blizzard Athletics 58

DJ Mason 17 points
Drew Combs 14 points

Fairfax Stars 68 OT
Flight 22 Blizzard Athletics 65

Daniel Camps 18 points
Elijah Wilson 10 points

Flight 22 Blizzard Athletics 72
Team Georgia 60

Drew Combs 16 points
TJ Williams 11 points
Daniel Camps 13 points
Jeremy Smith 8 points

Flight 22 Blizzard Athletics 66
Dallas Seawolves 54

Elijah Wilson 14 points
Daniel Camps 13 points
Drew Combs 10 points & 8 assists
TJ Williams 8 points

Flight 22 Blizzard Athletics 74
LA Select 51

DJ Mason 17 points
Tyler Thayer 14 points
Michael Moore 9 points
TJ Williams 11 points 8 rebounds
Drew Combs 8 points 9 assists


Flight 22 Blizzard Athletics 89
Southern Maryland Select Gold 85

Daniel Camps 18 points
DJ Mason 17 points 10 rebounds
Jeremy Smith 14 points
Drew Combs 13 points 6 assists


Flight 22 Blizzard Athletics 40
Georgia Elite 32

Daniel Camps 14 points
Elijah Wilson 12 points
DJ Mason 8 points

4th consecutive win. Flight 22 is now 21-9 on the season. They're in the championship game on Tuesday of the Orange 17 and under slam bracket.


Carolina Raptors 67
Flight 22 Blizzard Athetics 46

click the following video to see highlights from Tuesday's title game.

Big Shots Myrtle Beach is one of the biggest AAU basketball events in the nation. For the college coaches that attend this is a great way to see a lot of players at the same location over a short period of time. "July is a very intensive time for us, Old Dominion head coach Blaine Taylor said. “It's very intensive for the kids as far as travel and for coaches evaluating these kids. We're trying to make sure we don't make mistakes on either part. We don't want the kids to choose the wrong school and we don't want to choose the wrong kid."

On Thursday VCU head coach Shaka Smart was just of the coaches that rolled into Myrtle Beach for the Big Shots tourney. Smart’s VCU team made it all the way to NCAA Final Four with a handful of diamonds in the rough. That’s a phrase you’ll hear a lot of coaches use, including College of Charleston’s Bobby Cremins. "The NCAA rules prohibit us talking about any kids, but It's a process of just going out and finding a diamond in the rough,” Cremins said. “We have leads, but we always find a new kid every tournament."

Nathan Faulk is the head coach of the Wilmington based Flight 22 Blizzard Athletics team. He couldn’t help notice all the coaches in the stands. "You can't help it. They're so many.” Faulk said. “They're walking around. They sign the big board when they walk in. When the ball is tossed up though you get in the zone though just like a player does. You know they're here and you hope you're putting a good product out on the floor for them to watch."

Flight 22 is Wilmington's showcase AAU basketball team. The squad has players from Ashley, Laney, Hoggard and New Hanover. Add in a few players from James Kenan, Topsail and West Bladen and you have the makings of a hand picked all-star squad. "I love this team, Nathan Faulk said. “They play hard. They play disciplined. They listen. Whatever I ask them to do gets done. It's a neat experience."

Flight 22 won their first round game on Thursday by 39 points, but they lost in the second round to an all-star team from Houston, Texas by 16 points. Check back here daily during the Big Shots event for Flight 22 updates.

WWAY featured Flight 22 on our sportscast on Thursday night. We'll have even more video from Flight 22 on the Coach's Corner that aired on Sunday. It includes a half court shot buzzer beater. Here's a link to the Coach's Corner on our website. The video should be posted by early afternoon on Monday.

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