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Best HS Duo In The Nation?

With the high school season a little more than halfway over, and teams playing a national schedule, it’s time to pose the question; Who’s the best duo in all of high school basketball? Tipton Edits asked the question on their instagram account, and we figured we’d go ahead and rank the best HS duo in the nation. We took the 247 Sports Composite Rankings into effect, as well as notable performances this year. With that being said, here is RecruitLook Hoops’ rankings for best HS duo in the nation. 

  1. 2020 Jalen Suggs & 2021 Chet Holmgren/Minnehaha Academy (Minneapolis, MN) – Ranking number one was the toughest, as Cade Cunningham & Scottie Barnes make a strong case for it. Although, Suggs & Holmgren take the number one spot for me. Suggs has been nothing short of spectacular this year. The one performance that stands out is both Suggs and Holmgren’s against Sierra Canyon. Yes, that Sierra Canyon. The one loaded with star-studded names, sons of legendary NBA players. But that didn’t stop Suggs & Holmgren. Suggs poured in 23 points, while Holmgren had a double-double with blocks, as Sierra Canyon had no solution for him. Suggs & Holmgren are the perfect one-two punch. Holmgren’s defensive prowess, and guard like abilities, paired with Suggs, the uber-aggressive guard, with a fearless attitude on the court, nets this duo as the best in the nation.
  2. 2020 Cade Cunningham & 2020 Scottie Barnes/Montverde Academy (Montverde, FL) – Cade Cunningham, in my opinion is the #1 player in all of 2020. A unique talent with point guard playmaking combined with his sheer size and strength at 6’6” makes him an incredible all-around player. Barnes’ motor is something that basketball scouts and junkies notice every time they watch him play. He offers versatile skill set along with his defense that’s always getting lauded. That’s why they check-in at number two for us. 
  3. 2020 Jeremy Roach & 2021 Trevor Keels Paul VI (Fairfax, VA) – Roach & Keels check in at number three here. Roach has returned from injury and looking as strong as ever, showing why he’s one of the best floor generals in the nation, but also keeping the same explosiveness he had pre-injury. Keels on the other hand has consistently hit big shot after big shot for his Paul VI team, most recently in the Bass Pro Tournament of Champions & against Sierra Canyon at the Hoophall Classic. Combining an elite floor general like Roach with an elite sharpshooting guard like Keels, is the making of one of the better duos in the nation. 

HONORABLE MENTIONS:

2020 Joshua Christopher & 2022 Dior Johnson/Mayfair High School (Lakewood, CA) – Joshua Christopher became one of my favorite players in the 2020 class last year during his tear through the EYBL in the spring. Christopher’s scoring prowess doesn’t go unnoticed, combine that with Sophomore phenom, Dior Johnson, and you have a duo worth watching every time they step on the court. 

2020 Jalen Green & 2020 Nimari Burnett/Prolific Prep (Napa Valley, CA) – If there’s a more pro-ready player in the 2020 class, than it’s Jalen Green. Elite athleticism, can score in a multitude of ways, and has great defensive upside. Combine Green with Burnett, who is one of the better combo guards in the nation and you have two of the bigger bodied guards in the nation, who excel at finishing at the rim. Making them a top duo in the nation. 

2020 Evan Mobley & 2020 Dominick Harris/Rancho Christian High School (Temecula, CA) – Evan Mobley is regarded by some as the best prospect in the 2020 class. Then, factor in Dominick Harris, who has had a strong start to his senior season, and you’ve got a formidable duo.

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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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