Braden Appelhans A Prospect To Watch

The 6’6” junior to be’s phone is blowing up since the contact period opened up for the Class of 2022 on Monday. Among those schools that are making contact and building a relationship are Creighton, Belmont, Northern Colorado, Wyoming, Drake, Saint Louis, SEMO, and Nebraska-Omaha. Wichita State watched him March, and Oklahoma was wanting to see him in the spring, before everything got shut down. This is only the beginning for the talented prospect, who continues to improve. 

Appelhans had a solid sophomore season with Blue Springs, averaging 14 PPG, 3 RPG, 1 APG, 1 BPG, 42% FG, 38% 3-FG, and 85% FT. All while being named first team all-conference and district. 

At 6’6” Appelhans possesses a unique skillset. A three-level scorer and a big time shooter, Appelhans provides the necessary tools to be able to stretch the defense at the next level with his high basketball IQ and his ability to be a floor general. He’s a lefty with a smooth stroke from outside, and the ability to finish with both hands near the rim.

 While he’s still growing his length can cause problems on the defensive end and could maybe slide to the 4 when it’s all said and done. 

All of the coaches are excited to start building a relationship with him and plan on coming to see him when live periods come back. Appelhans currently holds no offers, but we foresee that to come to an end soon.

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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…