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10 Standout Performers from Saturday’s Iowa Showcase

The first full day of hoops at the Iowa Showcase and we saw plenty of college-level players. Here are a few that we need to highlight.

Bennie Slater, 2021, Wing, Illini Magic. Slater continues to be the Swiss Army Knife for the Magic squad doing a little bit of everything for his team’s success. He impacts the game with his length and defensive abilities the most, and add in his athleticism to score at the rim and it makes for a complete player.

Cayden Vasko, 2022, Wing, Team RWA. Vasko has been shooting the ball at an incredibly high clip this weekend. It’s been his play that has made RWA a completely different team than when we saw them a couple weeks ago. Vasko just seems to always be making a play on both ends.

Trey Lewis, 2022, PG, Pure Prep. Lewis is starting to show signs of taking that next step to being truly elite. His awareness rating on the court is off the charts and he is always making the right read. His range is behind the 3-pt line and his speed with the basketball is incredible. He’s hearing from numerous D1 coaches. A big HS season and Trey will be coveted by many college coaches.

Chris Morgan, 2022, PG, Grassroots Sizzle. Morgan plays with a lot of swag and confidence on the court. You can tell he loves the game…and he’s good at it, too. Possibly the best ball-handler we’ve seen this weekend and he uses it to get the defenders off balance, which leads to him finishing at the rim or dishing to his teammates. He’s got D1 offers and should get more this coming season.

Jaden Terrell, 2021, SF, Team RWA. Terrell is a lights out shooter and comes up clutch time and time again. He doesn’t need much of a window to let it fly. He’s long and athletic and can defend almost every position. Very intriguing prospect with a lot of potential and room to grow.

Nate Parker, 2021, SG, Larry Hughes Bball Academy. We knew Parker could shoot-it from deep, but his ability to finish at the rim is what landed him on this list. Numerous times this weekend Parker attacked the rim, absorbed contact, and finished nicely with both hands.

Idius Robertson, 2022, SF, Team FOE. Robertson is a big bodied Forward standing at 6’5″. We were impressed with his size & strength as he muscled his way through traffic to hit the glass. Good motor & efficient scorer in the low post.

Tre Holloman, 2022, PG, Tem KIPP. We see why so many high majors have offered Holloman. He comes from the same program that has produced players like Tre and Tyus Jones, and you see some of their game in Holloman’s. He’s lightning fast with the ball and can use his high IQ to get separation for step-back jumpers or dropping dimes to his teammates.

Jack Groeteke, 2021, Forward, Beyond Ball. We are continued to be impressed with this 6’10 stretch four that can shoot the leather off the ball. More schools need to get involved with Groeteke because he is a college workout program away from being very good. Some added muscle to him and he could be dangerous. He moves well for his size and is a high academic player.

John Miller, 2021, PG, Iowa Barnstormers. Miller has played phenomenal all weekend long. He’s a strong compact guard that changes the game with the pace and his great defensive play. Jump shot is much improved this year. Like his ability to lock up full court and create havoc on the defensive end.

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2019 Larry Hughes Elite Camp Preview

Press Release

August 2nd, 2019

RecruitLook Hoops will once again host the Larry Hughes Elite Camp on August 10-11, 2019 in St. Louis. This is an invite-only camp that will bring in some of the top high school basketball recruits from across the country. The two-day event will feature a mixture of 60 national recruits in the 2020, 2021, and 2022 recruiting classes – all getting the chance to learn from NBA-veteran and skills trainers.

NBA veteran, Larry Hughes, along with state-champion high school coach, Justin Tatum, will be the lead instructors for the Camp that will take place at Hughes’ brand-new facility.

Hughes has an impressive resume having played thirteen seasons at the highest level of professional basketball in the NBA. He was drafted by the 76ers in the 1st round (8th overall) of the 1998 NBA draft out of Saint Louis University, where he was named Freshman of the Year. Hughes was recognized as a versatile and athletic guard with strong defensive abilities, and was selected to the 2004-2005 All-Defensive 1st Team.

“Larry is passionate about spreading his basketball knowledge to the younger generation, which aligns with our vision and overall goal of RecruitLook Hoops,” says Mike Enright, Founder of RecruitLook. “It’s paramount that we have an influential partner like Larry to assist with the development of the next generation of basketball players.”

This camp will also feature wearable technology that is found in top-notch NBA facilities, including the RSPCT Basketball System to track shots, and the Kinexon’s sports technology cameras to measure player movement. All the data is tracked and logged into a digital locker, which will be shared to college coaches of all levels.

“We founded Larry Hughes Basketball Academy as well as our BTS (Basketball Training System) to develop athletes’ basketball abilities and basketball IQ — as well as their character and life skills,” says Larry Hughes, Founder of LHBA and BTS. “We share the same vision when it comes to assisting youth within the sport of basketball. We’re excited to build leaders on and off the court.”

The Larry Hughes Elite Camp provides athletes with an opportunity to showcase their skills against elite competition, while also learning more about the game of basketball and life-skills from special guests. In addition to the drill work and skills sessions the campers will receive, the camp will focus on teaching valuable lessons off the court.

The camp is not open to the public, only family members of the campers. Media requests need to be submitted to info@recruitlook.com.

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