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2022 Illinois Prospects: Stock Risers

With a small sample size of the basketball season already underway we wanted to take a moment to spotlight some players who have and will continue to see their stock rise as we get closer to the live recruiting period.

2022 Tavari Johnson PG 5’11 150 (Lyons Township)

Tavari is one of the best floor generals in this class and should see his recruiting skyrocket as we get into the live evaluation period. He has good size for his position, long arms, and a frame that should have no problem adding muscle to his frame over the next year or so. He’s not just super quick off the bounce, but also shifty at his size, so he can change direction on a dime, burst through open seams in the defense, and absorb contact on his way to the rim. He’s a true point guard who makes those around him better, makes open shots at a consistent rate, and is gradually becoming more of a consistent playmaker with the ball in his hands. His long-term development will depend on the continued progression of his game, specifically as it relates to his ability to shoot the basketball and further develop the nuances of the point guard position.

2022 Malik Jenkins 6’6 200 Wing (Hyde Park Academy)

The junior lefty wing is starting to realize the potential many have raved about since he first entered high school. Malik has had a solid start to the season being on the cusp of averaging a double-double with points and rebounds. With more consistent effort, he should record a double-double and flirt with a triple-double each game because he is that good. He must develop and keep an edge on the court that makes the great players the best. He has all the tools to score on all three levels and a solid enough handle on the basketball to create shots for himself and his teammates. He is comfortable knocking down a face-up jumper to the arc and operates best from the high post or along the baseline. This will be a huge summer for Malik as we get closer to the live evaluation period so he will need to make his presence felt going into his senior season.

2022 Kamryn Thomas 6’7 185 SF (Hillcrest High School)

Kamryn has taken a huge step forward in his overall development as an all-around player on both ends of the floor. He advances the ball in transition and shows a nice feel for the game overall. In transition, he has the skill to attack the basket and he has a nice runner floater in his arsenal as he attacks defenders. He has the size and length that make him an intriguing prospect to project on the next level. He’s worked hard to extend his shooting and has also become capable of making open threes when his feet are set. He is smooth and plays the game with good energy and urgency as well this will be a big summer for him as he looks to have a breakout senior season.

2022 Martell Webb 6’7 260 PF (Westinghouse High School)

Martell has done a great job thus far this season playing with a high motor changing ends of the floor. He has made his presence felt in the early season averaging a double-double and rebounding outside of his area. He has great length with a seven-foot wingspan which he uses to either block or alter shots and rebound the basketball at a very high level. He has great hands and feet and is already a proficient scorer on the low block when going over his left shoulder. He has a solid one-step move to the basket and he possesses the strength to finish through contact. He needs to improve his conditioning but has gotten a lot better over the course of the last year. With that improvement, it will him be able to change ends of the floor for even more scoring opportunities.

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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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