Bobcat Invitational Day One Standouts

The first night of Basehor-Linwood’s 20th Annual Bobcat Invitational has come and gone. With four incredible games from start to finish, there were several standouts for each team. The standouts from Day One are below

2021 G Kale Purcell Holton – Kale kept his team in the game against a very talented Raytown South team by hitting two huge threes early on. He scored at all three levels on Wednesday night as well. Kale was undersized compared to Ray South, but showed a great willingness to rebound on both ends. Kale was tasked with guarding Ray South’s most talented guard and held his own, showing his potential as a perimeter defender. 

2020 G Keitez Simmons Raytown South – Simmons was great for his Ray South team on Wednesday, finishing with 18 points. Scoring at all three levels and finishing through contact. Simmons was aggressive off the bounce, and did a great job of creating space and getting open looks for himself. He was constantly in the passing lanes and hounding the opposing guard causing multiple steals. 

2020 G Mark Cann Raytown South – Cann was relatively quiet the entire first half for Ray South, and then came alive in the third scoring 8 points. Cann ran the court incredibly well which led to a couple fast break buckets, but was able to score on the perimeter and inside the post where he displayed good footwork and strength to battle through contact. Cann was exceptional on defense, showing his athleticism and innate shot blocking ability.

2021 G Joe Berry Topeka Washburn Rural – Berry had a big game for his Washburn team, even though they weren’t able to pull out the win. Tallying 17 points and scoring in a multitude of ways, including two threes. Berry used his strength to finish through contact and showed athleticism whilst doing so. 

2020 G Kobe Johnson Ottawa – Johnson was unstoppable for Ottawa, even scoring his teams entire 12 first quarter points. Johnson, a big bodied guard had his way with the smaller Washburn team and showed great footwork while working inside. He uses his strength well and even showed his ability to step out and hit the three. 

2021 G Tamar Bates Piper – Every time I watch Bates play, he continues to make this list. Bates finished with 33 points and helped his Piper team crawl out of the hole they were in for much of the game to help seal the win. He plays with a passion and intensity that is unmatched. Don’t be surprised if Bates ends up shooting up the rankings by the time Spring rolls around. 

2022 G Jordan Brown Basehor-Linwood – Brown was on fire for Basehor to start the game, scoring 12 points in the first quarter and drilling multiple threes. Brown finished the first half with 19, and impressed along the way. Scoring at all three levels, displaying court vision, and excelling as a perimeter defender. 

2020 F Cory Davila Basehor-Linwood – Davila finished with 14 points for the Bobcats on Wednesday night. Showing a willingness to be more aggressive on the offensive end, fighting for position, and showing great footwork. Davila showed he was able to rebound outside of his area, using his strength and big body to do so.

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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…