A few players to watch at RecruitLook Hoops KC Showcase

This weekend will be the 3rd stop of the RecruitLook Hoops Crossover Culture Circuit. It’s a talent-stacked stop in Kansas City. Here’s a look at 15 players this weekend to keep an eye on.

2022 Isaac Traudt (Nebraska Supreme 17U/Grand Island)

Traudt is a 6’10 sharpshooter with terrific playmaking abilities. He’s one of the toughest matchups as he can score from anywhere. He currently holds 30 Division 1 offers from the likes of Kansas, North Carolina, Michigan State, Louisville, and Oregon among many others. In the next edition of national rankings, Traudt has the potential to shoot up to a 5-star prospect.

2022 Jayden Dawson (Nebraska Supreme 17U/Omaha Central)

After getting the chance to watch Dawson play for the last few years, it shocks me that he does not have any known offers. Dawson is a legitimate Division 1 talent who is only going to continue to get better. He brings elite shooting, good athleticism, great finishing, and knows how to use his dribble to create shots. Be on the lookout for him to break out this summer.

2022 Mark Mitchell (KC Run GMC 17U/Bishop Miege)

Mitchell is another nationally-coveted recruit. The 5-Star small forward is an extremely versatile force with a consistent shot-making ability, great defense, and elite athleticism. He plays well from both post and perimeter, and that plays a huge part in why he has offers from the likes of Kansas, UCLA, North Carolina, and other elite schools.

2022 Gradey Dick (KC Run GMC 17U/Sunrise Christian Academy)

Dick is a good combination of size, ability, and IQ. He’s an elite shooter with great decision making and some sneaky athleticism that can lead to some bigtime highlight plays on a fast break or on a drive to the basket. Dick is committed to play for Bill Self and the Kansas Jayhawks at the next level.

2022 Tre Holloman (Howard Pulley 17U/Cretin Derham Hall)

Holloman is an elite play-maker who brings an unmatched passion and competitiveness to the floor every game. He is crafty, lightning quick, and a lockdown defender. He shows great leadership skills and makes sure his teammates as well as himself never get too high or too low. He is a top-50 player in the nation in the Class of 2022 and top-3 in Minnesota’s 2022 class as well.

2022 Prince Aligbe (Grassroots Sizzle 17U/Minnehaha Academy)

Aligbe is a tremendous 2-way player who attacks hard and plays physical on the offensive end, as well as defends at a very high level on the other end. Aligbe has a ton of college coaches highly interested in him, shown by his list of 20+ offers and who he’s been getting offers from (Florida, Georgia, USC, Ohio State, etc.)

2022 Kam’Ryn Thomas (Team RWA 17U/Hillcrest)

Thomas filled up the stat sheet last weekend in Chicago, as he was top-5 for both scoring as well as rebounding. He was efficient in his scoring as well. He’s consistently improving and adding to his game, and more college coaches should be taking a look soon. He holds a few D1 offers currently.

2022 DJ Jefferson (Howard Pulley 17U/Minnesota Prep)

Jefferson is an on-the-rise prospect who brings lethal scoring as well as many other great qualities to the game. He is very tough to stop in transition and brings terrific intensity and energy every time he steps on the court. He’s a crafty finisher who is starting to get high-major looks consistently.

2022 NJ Benson (Southwest Illinois Jets 17U/Mt. Vernon) 

Benson is a lengthy prospect who loves to go. He’s a consistent double-double threat with terrific rebounding ability as well as a good post presence both offensively and defensively. He had a good start to the summer in Chicago, and is starting to hear from more college coaches now.

2022 Quis Davis (Colorado Hawks 17U/Denver East)

Davis was one of the most entertaining players at the Omaha Showcase. He would get people out of their seats with quick dribbles, terrific dimes, or high flying dunks. He absorbs contact very well and can either finish through it, or is crafty enough to finish around it. He changes speed and direction very well, and is looking to continue his strong start to summer this weekend in KC.

2022 Ke’lel Ware (All Arkansas Red 17U/North Little Rock)

Ware is a lengthy 7-footer who is a lot more than just a big body who lives down near the basket. Ware can not only score and defend very well around the rim, he can stretch it out and hit jumpers from mid range as well as 3 point land. His shot blocking and rebounding is terrific as well, as he impacts a lot of shots and grabs a bunch of boards.

2022 Steven Kramer (Kingdom Hoops 17U/Johnston)

Kramer excels at finishing through contact at the rim. He plays under control very well. He attacks the rim fearlessly and very strong and expects every drive to end with a made basket for either him or a teammate. He plays unselfish basketball and doesn’t force up shots if they aren’t there.

2022 Sam Somerholder (Team KC 17U/St. James)

Somerholder has had a great start to summer in both the Chicago Showcase as well as the Omaha Showcase. Somerholder is a 6’7 guard who brings tremendous rebounding ability, especially offensive, where he turns those boards into buckets. He has great decision making that pairs nicely with great court vision.

2022 Andrew Young (Arsenal Hoops 17U/Marquette STL)

A 6’8 forward that had a terrific high school season where his development has started to shine. A long and skilled big that can play on the perimeter — efficient 3-point jumper & attacks the basket with quick decision moves and angles to get downhill. He’s heard from a bunch of D2 programs, IVY League schools, and some D1s. Should have a breakout AAU season.

2021 AJ Smith (Southwest Illinois Jets 17U/Metro East Lutheran)

Smith is a big wing who plays just like it. He attacks the rim hard and will put it down without hesitation. He scores very well and gets to the line a lot. He’s a good rebounder as well. When he’s not busy knocking down free throws or dunking on people, you can find him hitting full-court buzzer beaters, like he did in Chicago last weekend.

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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…