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2019 Sunflower Showcase: Saturday Pool Play Standouts

Saturday morning pool play games have concluded with bracket play to start shortly at the 2019 Sunflower Showcase. Recruit Look Hoops looks at some of the standout players who put on impressive performances for their team on Saturday morning.

Braxton Bayless 2020 Guard All-Iowa Attack & Ankeny HS

Bayless put on an impressive performance against Team KC Black on Saturday morning, scoring 23 points. He then followed that up with another solid outing against Oklahoma Wolfpack Black.  Bayless showed elite court vision and his ability to score at all three levels in both games. He creates opportunities for his teammates and is great at creating his own shot.

Colby Vincent 2020 Guard All-Iowa Attack & Carroll HS

Vincent is LETHAL from outside. When he puts it up, you automatically think it’s going to go in. He’s a guy that you absolutely want at the next level because he can fill up the score sheet in a hurry with his shooting prowess. He had an impressive shooting performance Friday night and carried that into Saturday’s games against both Team KC Black and Oklahoma Wolfpack Black. Vincent’s movement off-ball is phenomenal, and it explains why he’s always open when shooting.

Tucker Nooe 2020 Forward Houston Flight & Woodlands Christian Academy

The 6’8” Forward was outstanding in his team’s narrow loss to Pure Prep on Saturday morning. Nooe recorded a double-double for his squad with 20 points and 10 rebounds. Nooe showed his ability to be a stretch four as he was consistently making threes and banging down low. Nooe is also a great rebounder and provides a defensive presence inside.

Kian Scroggins 2020 Forward KC Run GMC & Ray-Pec HS

Scroggins had his best game of the weekend in the close loss to Team Carroll Premier, amassing 20 points while being matched up against Trinity Bell (#12 PF in 2021). Scroggins displayed that he’s capable of being a solid stretch four at the college level in the loss to Team Carroll Premier. Scroggins’ strength is a valuable part of his game when he’s in the post looking to score.

Caleb Haag 2020 Guard Pure Prep & West High School

Haag had two back to back solid outings for his Pure Prep squad against Houston Flight and FOE Elite respectively. In both games he displayed his ability to be a capable knockdown shooter and being able to create his own shot. He was great in both games in getting to the basket and showed great athleticism as well. Haag was a menace on defense against both teams by generating steals and disturbing the passing lanes.

Aquan Smart 2020 Guard Pure Prep & Niles North HS

Aquan has most arguably raised his stock the most out of every prospect in attendance from last weekend and heading into this weekend. The Pure Prep floor general showed just why in both games this morning. Smart showed his innate ability to get his teammates opportunities to score in both games against Houston Flight and FOE Elite. The long and lanky guard has proved to be a lockdown defender on the perimeter as well.

Jalen Myers 2020 Forward Team Carroll Premier & Bob Jones High School

Myers was at his best Saturday morning in the highly anticipated matchup against KC Run GMC. The 6’8” forward showed a unique set of skills, which included being able to step out to the 3-point line and knock it down. Myers ended up with 20 points against KC Run GMC but the most impressive thing was when the game was tied at the end and he commanded the ball be in his hands. Myers created space for his shot and drilled the 17’ footer at the buzzer for the win. There’s a reason that he’s earned a handful of Division One offers from High Majors over the last week. He was lights out against KC Run GMC and will probably continue to be for the rest of the tournament.

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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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