16u Elite Performers: RecruitLook Hoops Omaha Showcase

Here’s a look back at some top performers in the 16U division of our Omaha showcase last weekend.

  • CJ Mitchell – ETG Adidas Gold
    • Strong lead guard, finds his way into the lane easily and is good at finding the open man. Crafty finisher around the rim, and showed some range from three as well. Was a huge spark early in ETGs big win over D1 Minnesota 3SSB.
  • Jack Cooley – Kingdom Hoops UA Rise
    • Explosive forward who started off hot in Kingdom Hoop’s win over 816. Capable of scoring both inside and out, as well as above the rim. Showed a tight handle, and was able to blow by defenses to easily get into the lane. Willing passer, as well, throwing out some really nice dimes in the same game vs 816.
  • Caden Wilkins – Iowa Barnstormers Gold
    • High upside forward who showed some flashes of being truly special this weekend. Had a couple of strong drives to the rim, especially when attacking from the baseline. Had some great stretches on defense as well, showing quick footwork, and great timing. Capable of blocking shots with either hand and was able to hold his own against bigger opponents.
  • Kareem Earl – Iowa Barnstormers Gold
    • Another top slasher for the Barnstormers is Kareem Earl. He dominated the Stormers game vs FabSo Elite in transition, being able to push the ball up the floor via dribble or pass for easy buckets. Didn’t back down when attacking the basket as well, finishing through contact multiple times. Earl and Wilkins form a strong slashing tandem that should be fun to watch going forward.
  • Jacoby Mehrman – South Dakota Attack
    • In games where SD Attack struggled tearing the seal of the rim, Mehrman was excellent in creating drives to the rim, and initiating the offense for the attack. A three-level scorer, that was always making something happen on the offensive end.
  • Jailyn Buchanan – Kingdom Hoops UA Rise
    • Was really impressed with how Buchanan handled himself in Kingdom’s games. Played with a really good pace, and was able to use changes in speed to get by his defender and make something happen in the lane. Was a strong playmaker for Kingdom, making difficult passes to open teammates that other guards wouldn’t be able to make.
  • Zachariah Aganovic – 816 Hoops Shamet
    • Agonovic was dominant on both ends of the floor in 816’s game vs Kingdom Hoops. He was able to score both inside and out, and showed some great footwork in the lane. A workhorse on both ends of the floor, he was impacting the game in close to every possession.

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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

Get the preview of Campers attending…