Cole Farrell takes game to the next level

Cole Farrell, the 2021 CG playing for the SW Illinois Jets-Blue team, has Low-major offers from SEMO and SIU-Edwardsville, but he is someone who after watching him this weekend could get more interest from other Division 1 schools.

Farrell showed his ability to take his man one-on-one and take whatever the defense gave him. Early on in the weekend his shot was falling, but he got it going before the end of the weekend. Farrell compensated for his early shooting struggles by finishing plays at the rim to the highest degree, whether that be up-and-unders or trying to dunk on a defender. Farrell has gotten a little more bouncy to him and overall quickness, which is scary because that was already a strong part of his game.

We really liked his ability to take defenders off the dribble in multiple scoring opportunities… something he was somewhat one dimensional last year. Farrell had a tendency to only want to attack the basket, but now he’s hitting step-back jumpers, dribble-combinations to get more space for attacking angles. He’s added more to his arsenal and it is scary to think how good he really can be.

His improved lateral movement, strength, and quickness made him one of the best defenders we saw all weekend. Farrell is started to put it all together and should see his recruitment gain even more momentum throughout the rest of the summer.

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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…