Posted On: 12/7/21 8:00 PM

The Wild West Shootout took place Thursday, December 2nd through Saturday, December 4th. Hosted by Tournament Director Cecelia Tennert, the event is held to raise money for the Sierra Kids Foundation, a Reno based Non-Profit organization that supplements the efforts of three Northern Nevada programs that work directly with families and young children with Autism. The tournament featured high school teams from Northern California, Las Vegas, and Reno, with the Championship being taken home by Prephoops Nevada #1 Ranked 5A Bishop Gorman. The tournament featured a high number of bigs perfect for today’s small ball game. They have the size to battle inside and the skill to be effective on the perimeter. In this article, we take a look at the top Small Ball Bigs from the event. 

Brycen Shackelford 6’5 PF Folsom 2022 - Shackelford was a tough matchup when he was able to face up. He showed a surprisingly quick first step, getting all the way to the rim with just one bounce. When bigs were reluctant to come out of the paint Shakelford made them pay with his ability to knock down straight away 3’s. His signature game was his 21 point performance against eventually champion Bishop

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