Breaking Down The Top 5 In KS 2021

  1. Kendall Brown

Kendall is an elite wing with NBA range, and becoming more of a lockdown perimeter defender. Brown made the transition to Sunrise last year after spending it in Minnesota. That move helped Brown soar up the rankings both nationally and locally, showing that he’s a true top tier talent. We thought the decision to put Brown at #1 was a no-brainer. With Brown’s size and length and talent level, there’s no doubt he’s a future OAD prospect. 

  1. Tamar Bates

Tamar will be spending his senior season at IMG Academy in Florida, wanting to play tougher competition with a national schedule against some of the best teams in the country, but before he starts his HS season, he’s staying in Kansas for our rankings. Tamar is another prospect who has continued to rise up the ranks, proving time and time again why he’s got a long list of suitors at the next level. An incredibly unselfish player, Tamar plays with a passion each game, and has great length and athleticism to be a lockdown defender for years to come. He’s firmly slotted in at #2 in our rankings, with room to rise at the national level in rankings as well. 

  1. Zach Clemence

Clemence could easily be ranked #2 for us, and will slide up once the HS season starts. The Kansas basketball commit is the ideal stretch 4 prospect, and will fit nicely into Bill Self’s offense at the next level. Think Perry Ellis, but with more refined shooting and shot blocking. Clemence is the anchor for his Sunrise team and with such talented players surrounding him he’ll be able to show off his all-around ability. 

  1. Kenny Pohto

Pohto slides in at #4 in the rankings. Pohto helps make up that formidable front court duo with Zach Clemence at Sunrise. Pohto has a soft touch around the rim, and shoots the 3 at a high level. Pohto is another ideal stretch 4 at the next level, but what impresses me most about his game is his ability to roll to the rim after helping initiate sets for his teammates. Combine that with his soft touch around the rim and you’ve got a great finisher. 

  1. Jaylon McDaniel

McDaniel made the move from Blue Springs South to Sunrise to further his development and it has certainly worked out for him. McDaniel is a smooth wing with a great post game and footwork down low. McDaniel’s athleticism is what stands out the most and helps him fight for rebounds on both sides of the floor. McDaniel continues to show improvement in all areas of his game as well. 

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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…