Breaking down Missouri’s 1 through 5 player rankings in 2021

Ranking one through 5 is difficult to do most times. All these guys can play high major basketball, so we have to break it down as far as what they can produce at the next level. We dive into what we looked at for our 1 through 5.

#1 – Aminu Mohammed – SG – 6’5 – Greenwood Laboratory

The most talented prospect in the state. Aminu is a high level scorer, elite rebounder and defender for a wing, and is a versatile piece that nearly every college in America can use. An unstoppable force in Springfield.

#2 – Jordan Nesbitt – Combo Guard – 6’6 – St Louis Christian Academy

Great size at 6’6 for a point guard but can play multiple positions. Extremely talented in all aspects of the game offensively. High-Major prospect with Power 5 offers who competes and has a college ready frame. Lives for the big moment.

View all the Missouri 2021 player rankings here

#3 – Jaden Jones – Wing – 6’8 – St Louis Christian Academy

Jones chose to commit to Rutgers over a bunch of top programs. Has an elite jumpshot and deep range at 6’8. Jones is young for his class and is still growing into his frame and 7’2 wingspan. He also possesses a high basketball IQ and good instincts on the defensive end.

#4 – Anton Brookshire – PG – 6’0 – Springfield Kickapoo

The Springfield Kickapoo HS combo guard looks to score and has the tools needed to do so at a high level. Very comfortable shooting off the dribble and working out of the pick and roll. Brookshire is the best ball-handler in the state. Will be a great scorer at the college level.

#5 – Yaya Keita – PF – 6’9 – DeSmet

A monster in the paint at 6’9 with freakish athleticism. His best trait is rebounding. He hustles after the ball and has good instincts reading the ball off the rim. Still learning the game and getting comfortable on the offensive end but his potential is as good as any in the state.

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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…