2019 RecruitLook Hoops Omaha Session – Event Preview

Teams from eleven different states make their way to Omaha, Nebraska for the RecruitLook Hoops Session 1 & Open Run. Many top prospects from the region and nationally will be in attendance this weekend. 

This also marks the kickoff for the 2nd season of the RecruitLook Hoops League. Teams compete in 2 April sessions to make the bracket finale in Atlanta during the Live Period on July 11-14.

All participants will be evaluated by RecruitLook Hoops Scouts to earn their invite to the Larry Hughes Elite Camp.

Event info:
April 5-7, 2019
@ Union Bank & Trust Sports Complex
@ OSA Academy

Here’s a look at a few of the players and teams.

Full schedule here

Xavier Foster, 2020, C, Pure Prep. Foster is a 5-star player out of Iowa, ranked #24 overall in his class, and has just about every college program in the country checking in on him.

Chucky Hepburn, 2021, G, Team Factory. Ranked by 247Sports as the #96 overall player in the country for his class. Hepburn picked up an early offer from in-state Nebraska with many other schools jumping in lately.

Preston Murphy Jr., 2021, PG, OSA Adidas. Ranked by 247Sports as the #87 overall player in the country for his class. Has offer from UNLV and Buffalo early on, and is starting to hear from Big Ten and Big 12 schools.

Jayshawn Moore, 2020, SG, Detroit REACH. Tall and athletic perimeter scorers. Has D1 offers from Cleveland State and Detroit. More schools are getting involved.

DaJion Humphrey, 2020, G, Detroit REACH. Interchangeable guard with extreme athleticism. Has a couple D1 offers.

Tyson Acuff, 2020, G, Detroit REACH. Tough as nails PG. Tight handles. In your face defender. Buffalo offered — hearing from WAC, Big 10, AAC schools.

Ray’Sean Taylor, 2020, G, Gateway IL. Can play PG & SG. Big-time scorer. Broke a 59-year old scoring record at his high school for points in a season. Currently holds offers from North Florida, UMKC, Southeast Missouri State.

Aquan Smart, 2020, G, Pure Prep. Long, lanky, and bouncy. Expecting Aquan to blow up this summer after a successful high school season in Chicago. Holds Miami-Ohio and Northern Arizona offers.

Hunter Sallis, 2021, SG, OSA Adidas. Sallis is ranked #59 overall in his class by 247Sports. Has offers from Creighton, Iowa State, Nebraska, and Ole Miss.

Jadin Booth, 2020, PG, OSA Adidas. Ranked #2 in the state in his class by NebraskaHSRecruiting. Picked up his first D1 offer last summer and looks to build on that.

Evan Brauns, 2020, PF, Iowa Barnstormers. A big that is starting to come into his own and schools are taking notice. Holds offers from Toledo, UW-Milwaukee, Drake & Northern Iowa. Has heard from several Big Ten and Big 12 schools recently.

Rashad Weekly-McDaniels, 2020, PG, SW IL Jets. Big physical guard that can get buckets at all 3 levels. Holds an offer from Western Illinois.

Patrick Readye, 2020, PF, SW IL Jets. Physical player down-low that is working on extending his offensive game to the mid-range. Expecting several D2 and LM/MM+ schools to get involved.

Sam Thompson, 2021, PF, Larry Hughes Basketball Academy. Won the MVP in the 15u division from last year’s RecruitLook Hoops League. He’s got MM+ game right now.

A few more notable players…
Bowen Born, 2020, PG, Iowa Barnstormers. Drake and Northern Iowa offers
Ty Anderson, 2020, F, Iowa Barnstormers. Northern Iowa commit
Nick Reid, 2020, Wing, Iowa Barnstormers. Scored 78 points in a high school game.
Jordan Pickett, 2023, G, SW IL Jets. Younger brother of Javon Pickett (Mizzou).
Paul Otieno, 2020, F, KC Pacers. Strong post players. Solid defender down low.
Dalton Gayman, 2020, G, KC Pacers. Multi-sport athlete. Will get recruited for Baseball and Basketball
Craig Collier, 2020, G, Arkansas Heat. One of the best shooters from the state of Arkansas.
Danny Cartwright, 2020, F, Arkansas Heat. Springy forward that crashes the glass hard.
Jay Saunders, 2020, Omaha Elite. Ranked #7 in state by NebHSRecruiting
Wal Chuol, 2020, Omaha Elite. Ranked #10 in state by NebHSRecruiting
Connor Creech, 2020, Lincoln Supreme. Ranked #8 in state by NebHSRecruiting
Justin Bubak, 2020, Lincoln Supreme. Ranked #9 in state by NebHSRecruiting
JaVeon Tolliver, 2020, G, Wisconsin United. Big-time 3-point shooter. Floor general.
Brandon Leach, 2021, G, Wisconsin United. Athletic guard with big upside. 
Shawn Warrior, 2020, G, KS Pray N Play. Super athletic and bouncy. Can score in spurts and defends at a high level.
Jon Schwarte, 2020, C, Pure Prep. A double-double machine.

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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…