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2019 Jarrett Hensley Reclassifies; Joins Link Year Prep

2019 Forward Jarrett Hensley has reclassified and joined the 2020 class, opting to spend a year at Link Year Prep in Branson, Missouri. The Kansas native spent his first 3 years at Shawnee Mission North before spending his final year at Leavenworth High School in Leavenworth, Kansas. “My ultimate decision was to just play for Coach Potts,” said Hensley on his motivating factor to leave Shawnee Mission North. 

After having played for MoKan Elite for the last few years, Hensley decided to join Team KC for the spring and summer in hopes for one last chance at some great exposure and to boost his stock. The 6’8” forward has impressed all spring and summer, showing improvements all throughout his game. Hensley wasn’t shy when talking about his experience with Team KC so far. 

“I have really enjoyed playing with Team KC and Coach Pip,” Hensley said. 

Hensley believes playing with Team KC has made him an overall better player. “One thing I have really worked on and improved as a player is my decision making and learning how to get my teammates involved.” 

When choosing to decide between college or spending another year in school at a Prep School there can be pros and cons. Hensley knew it’d be a tough decision, but most importantly a decision that was best for him. A lot of differing factors went into the decision to reclassify to the 2020 class and eventually choose Link Year Prep as his destination.

“I really like Coach Donyes, I also really like the school and I think it would be good for me to go down there, get stronger, and become a better player.”

“Reclassifying really became an option after Coach Donyes reached out to me and offered me a spot at Link Year,” said Hensley regarding his decision.

There were some talks of Hensley staying in Kansas and taking his talents to Wichita and joining Sunrise Christian Academy but as Hensley said, “I had connections there but never really planned on going there.” 

Hensley’s recruitment hadn’t really taken off like he had hoped. Not many schools were coveting his services before the reclassification decision, and he had hoped that would end after his decision to play in the second live period for recruiting. The live period proved to be worthwhile for Hensley as major schools have decided to jump into the fold, with Grand Canyon, Kent State, UNLV, and now LSU having offered.

The 6’8″ skilled forward will have no shortage of schools chasing after him, expect more offers to continue rolling in for the new class of 2020 forward.


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2019 Larry Hughes Elite Camp Preview

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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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