CNR Winter League Player Notes: Part 2

Week 2 of the CNR League brought a few different teams as League play started. Some of the players that played well this past session:


Ethyn Brown 6’2 – Belleville East. The lead guard displayed a stronger build and it showed by finishing through contact at the rim. Ethyn was pushing in transition and getting his team involved. The high academic late signee will be attractive to colleges during the late signing period.

Quani Rudd 6’5 – Mt. Vernon. The athletic G/F continues to show a better handle and pure athleticism. His shot looks relaxed and was strong finishing at the rim. Quani is another late signee that colleges will be interested in during the late signing period. 

Brennan Weller 6’4 – Edwardsville. Brennan just knows how to play. Finished well around the rim with both hands and also displayed a better handle creating space. His body looks lean and sculpted more than it did the previous summer. Another unsigned senior that colleges will be interested in during the late signing period. 

Carson Prost 6’2 – Mt. Vernon. Carson is a flat out sniper. He can score from all levels and is an underrated defender. The high academic late signee is a small college dream recruit. 

Jalil Roundtree 6’1 – Edwardsville. Jalil showed an improved jumper and was really aggressive getting to the rim. Jalil strong suit is on the defensive end where he was a disruptive force.
Dre Scott 6’5 – Pinckneyville. If there is one kid who really worked on his body it’s Dre Scott. The athletic G/F looked lean and more athletic. Dre scored it from all levels and battled on the glass. Dre shows off a High Basketball IQ and is a leader for his team. College coaches will be looking at him this spring. 

Ryan Bartley 6’5 – Decatur MacArthur. The long athletic wing just flat out gets after it. Can score it from deep and can get to the rim. His wing-span allows him to get deflections and helps on the glass. He is an intriguing small school prospect for colleges looking for late signees. 


Zack Cleveland 6’7 – Normal Community.  This kid was impressive. The athletic forward can score from all levels, good handle, and plays with a great motor. Has a great skill set and is a kid to watch in the 2022 class in Illinois. 

Trey Redd 6’0 – Normal Community. The shifty point guard can get anywhere he wants on the court and displays a sweet jump shot. He is an elite defender and thrives on getting in the lane and creating for others. Plays the game the right way

NJ Rudd 6’7 – Mt. Vernon. NJ has been on a tear since we first saw him this summer playing up an age division with the SW Illinois Jets. He continued his strong play with an impressive weekend. The athletic forward can shoot from 3, great touch around the basket, great footwork and is relentless on the glass. NJ continues to expand his game and will be one to watch in the 2022 class in southern Illinois. 


Jordan Pickett 6’3 – Belleville East. Jordan has never lacked confidence and it was on full display this weekend. Jordan’s body is filling out nicely and he was aggressive getting to the rim. He is dangerous in transition with his quick pull up from 3 or shifty enough to get to the rim. This kid is oozing with talent and will be on the radar for mid-high major schools before his recruiting is done. 

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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…