Big games in the SWC this weekend

Interesting games in the Southwestern Conference on Friday night. With just a handful of games left on the schedule, the conference race is getting tight. Here’s a look at Friday’s games on tap.

Belleville West (12-10) at East St. Louis (17-9)

Belleville West had an impressive week last week beating O’Fallon and Springfield Southeast on the road. Junior Tommie Williams continues to lead the Maroons with big contributions from Seniors Greg Wells and Keli’I Price.

East St. Louis has won 3 of 4 with their only loss coming by 2 points to Trinity Catholic. The Flyers are rounding into playoff form lead by Seniors LaShawn Johnson, JaShawn Anderson, Armond Williams and Jabril Olivaria. Super Freshmen, McCaleab Rich, is a highlight film waiting to happen.

Collinsville (24-2) at Alton (10-11)

Collinsville looks to bounce back after a tough loss to Chicago Simeon at the Bank of O’Fallon Shootout. Senior Ray’Sean Taylor continues to scorch the nets, averaging 24.5 ppg. Senior Cawhan Smith continues to wreak havoc on area guards. Collinsville also gets strong efforts from Seniors Keydrian Jones and Lorent Dzelandini. Junior Nathan Hall provides inside and outside scoring for the Kahoks.

Alton has been scuffling of late, but even through a rough stretch, they still provide a scary threat to opponents. With 4 guys nearly scoring double digits, the Redbirds can score from a variety of ways — led by Seniors Moory
Woods, Andrew Jones and Ky’Lun Rivers.

O’Fallon (21-5) at Belleville East (17-9)

Belleville East is on a three-game winning streak led by Junior Ethyn Brown, Sophomore Braxton Stacker and Freshmen Jordan Pickett. Since being inserted in the starting lineup, Junior Bryson Ivy has provided
another scoring threat, while Senior Eric Wade continues to be dominant on the glass.

O’Fallon sporting big wins over Collinsville and Chaminade are staking claim they are a contender to finish first in the SWC. Junior Shaun Riley II and Sophomore Caleb Burton are providing a great inside and outside threat. Sophomore Dawson Algee continues to be dominant on the boards and allows the Panthers to really get up and down the floor.

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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…