Breaking down Missouri’s 6 through 10 player rankings in 2021

The 6 through 10 rankings for Missouri’s 2021 high school class was more challenging than we thought it would be. There are several players as we discussed as a team that were heavily debated. All these guys can play college 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 from these prospects.

#6 – Nicholas Kern – Wing – 6’5 – Vashon – Brad Beal Elite

Kern is the next great player at historic Vashon High in downtown St. Louis. Plays with a lot of energy and looks to attack the rim. He shows flashes of very explosive jumping ability in transition and on cuts which goes great with his 6’6 frame. Like most Tony Irons coached players, he also takes a lot of pride on the defensive end.

#7 – Steven Strong Jr – Point Guard – 6’1 – University Academy – MoKan Elite

An elite scorer and facilitator. Played his way to the 3A player of the year as a junior in a tough class for Missouri. He’ll be running with MoKan Elite on the Nike EYBL, where he looks to take the team to another Peach Jam.

View all the Missouri 2021 player rankings here

#8 – Cole Farrell – Point Guard – 6’4 – Hazelwood Central – SW Illinois Jets

A defensive minded point guard from Hazelwood Central. Athletic, long arms, and has quick hands. Great player in transition. He is fearless at attacking the rim and has made highlight reel dunks–even went viral this season and appeared on SportsCenter Top 10. He is still developing on the offensive end but his 6’4 frame and explosiveness as a point guard has led to programs such as SEMO offering the rising 2021. His continued development on becoming a scorer from the outside will get the next level of schools interested.

#9 – Jonathan Dunn – SF – 6’7 – Hazelwood Central – Yanders Law

An athletic combo forward at 6’7. Good area rebounder and is developing his game outside the paint. Plays with a level of toughness and has a few low-major D1 offers. Dunn controls the paint on both ends of the floor. He takes up space on the defensive end, can block shots, and defends nicely in the pick and roll on the perimeter. He is exceptional at working the paint-flashing to the soft spots of defenses for open looks, and he can crash the offensive glass with just about anyone in the metro.

#10 – KJ Lee – SG – 6’5 – Fort Zumwalt North – Brad Beal Elite

A sharpshooter and the son of coach Kelvin Lee. Can’t be left open from behind the arc or it will be a long night. He has gotten more explosive and at 6’5 looked to attack the rim more as the season went on. Will be a prime candidate to blow up on the EYBL circuit as his shooting will have mid to high- major coaches taking note.

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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…