2019 Sunflower Showcase: Championship Sunday Standouts

Cody McCullough 2020 Forward/All Iowa Attack/Ankeny Centennial HS

The 6’7” forward was phenomenal all tournament, but on Championship Sunday is what really stands out. McCullough shot well from 3 and was a force on the glass on both offense and defense. He has a great feel in the post when looking to score from the block. Moves up and down the floor well. He’s the ideal stretch four at the college level. 

Kolby Franklin 2020 Guard/Team KC Silver/Lee’s Summit North

Franklin did it all for his team in their loss to All Iowa Attack. He was getting to the basket with ease and finishing. He was opening up space for his teammates which led to them getting easy scoring opportunities. Franklin shoots the 3 well, has great court vision, and has quick feet which helps him move on defense. 

Markell Hood 2020 Guard/KC Run GMC UAA/Blue Valley Northwest

Hood did it all on Championship Sunday. Scored from all three levels, consistently hit his mid-range, and got to the basket with ease. Hood has great court vision for being a slashing guard. He’s a strong and athletic wing who uses it well when rebounding and playing defense. His length causes problems on defense. 

Xavier Bell 2020 Guard/KC Run GMC UAA/Andover Central

Bell was unstoppable on Sunday, especially in the championship game. The lefty was getting to the basket at will and converting through contact. Bell was the reason GMC went on a run and put the game away when he came away with multiple steals and had multiple and-1’s. The talented guard is the perfect complement to GMC’s Ty Berry as he can really set the tone with his defense. The lefty uses his body well when driving to the rim and knows how to finish through contact. Bell has a great change of pace when pushing the ball up the court.

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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…