BigShots showcase gives UNCW commit Matt Elmore and others a chance to shine

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Laney High School was the place to be over the weekend for a BigShots showcase basketball event. It featured future UNCW Seahawk Matt Elmore and 79 more high school basketball players, who all have aspirations to play at the next level.

Transcript of our interview with BigShots VP Kevin Schneider:

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WWAY”s John Rendleman: Full Court Press co-host Kevin Schneider runs this event like nobody else. Third year in a row here at Laney High School?

Kevin Schneider: Yeah, great turnout. Another sellout and we have a lot of talent in the building at Laney High.

Your official name for the showcase is? BigShots Wilmington Top 100 Flight 22.



Lot of talent on the court. Tell me about some of these guys we’re seeing here.

John it’s fun to see these guys, players that we cover on the Full Court Press. We’re glad to have Jarren McAlister from Garner, has an offer from Virginia Tech. He’s going to be a good one. We also have Myron Carmon, one of the top point guards in the state out of Goldsboro. New Hanover and Laney are highly talented this year in the Mideastern Conference highlighted by Acchaeus Fields and also Marquan Miller. Blake Smith is one of the better shooters in the event, also Malik Jacobs and Freddie Taylor are 2018’s to watch. Mitch Layton and Adrian Norwood are two impressive bigs here at the Flight 22 BigShots Top 100.

I think that is Matt Elmore. He just committed recently to UNCW.

That is the future Seahawk Matt Elmore himself. It’s his third year for BigShots Wilmington. At 15 he had 0 offers. Then 2 in 16 and now at 17 it’s 15 and now he’s a Seahawk.

Kevin I’m gonna have you slide out and we’ll have Matt Elmore slide in. It’s Matt Elmore, recent UNCW commitment congratulations on your commitment from Dixon High School in Onslow County to UNCW. Why did you choose the Seahawks Matt?

Matt Elmore: Coach Keatts. He’s starting to play where his power forwards shoot a lot more. I’m a shooting power forward and I’m more versatile than just a back to the basket guy so I should fit perfectly into that offense.

Have you stopped growing? I do not think so. What are you now? 6-9. Oooh, that is good news for Seahawk basketball fans and that’s a wrap from Buctown.