All Tournament Performer: Saint Thomas

With Hunter Sallis being out for the weekend after rolling his ankle in the River Cities championship 2 weekends ago, somebody had to step up for the Crusaders. His high school teammate did just that.

Thomas was downright insane in his 1st 2 games, as he averaged 29 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, was 21/26 (80%) from the floor, and a mind-boggling 15/19 (79%) from 3 in those 1st 2 games. His shooting cooled down in the remaining games, but he still was fantastic all weekend for OSA.

Thomas was flat out ballin all weekend long. Thomas shot the best we’ve seen him shoot it, and he was incorporating dribble-drive moves and ball fakes to create space or attack the rim as the defense tried to get tight on him. Thomas displayed great body control on up-and-unders to the rim while taking contact and finishing.

Thomas shined offensively, but it was his defense where he really stepped up. Thomas was a ballhawk defensively. He was rebounding, blocking shots, creating turnovers, playing team defense, and communicating as a vocal leader out there. His on-ball defense was lockdown too! He was showing great lateral movement with active hands and ability to cut the angles off.

Weekend Stats: 19.5 PPG, 6.3 RPG, 2 APG, 58% FG, 58% (19/33) 3PT

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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

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