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Darrell Reed a Rising Prospect

When you first watch Darrell Reed play, you try to figure out why only two Division 1 schools have made offers to him. He’s a 6-7 stretch 4 with a high motor and absolutely cleans the boards. The schools that have offered, Detroit and UIC, are probably hoping he continues to fly under-the-radar. But his game is too good to be kept a secret for long.

Reed has had to move twice between Illinois and Indiana as he lives right on the border, and his moves were for his mom’s work. This has played a big part in why we think he hasn’t gotten the attention that his game deserves. He had to go to 3 different high schools, but he’ll be back at Hammond (IN) for his second consecutive season — his senior year.

Here is more information on his game:

Name: Darrell Reed
Height: 6’7″
High School: Hammond HS
State: Indiana
AAU: Young & Reckless
Position: Stretch 4 / PF

Reed can step out and hit the 3 with consistency and can even put the ball on the deck with either hand for mid-range jumpers. He has that in his bag. That is what makes him such an intriguing prospect. He is so talented and skilled down-low that you wouldn’t think a player his size and strength with only a couple D1 offers can bury three pointers. But he can, and he does!

Reed is wise beyond his years when it comes to his post play. He has the physical strength and power to bully his way to buckets, but he has the finesse and skill-set to score off a series of moves. We really like is right-handed jump hook…he scores on it time and time again. The thing that coaches at the next level will love about Reed’s post game is how he gets position — he can read the defense and angles to make good passing lanes for the guards. He chins the ball and keeps his frame wide to not let swiping hands knock it free. And he goes hard for every miss, for every rebound, and for every dunk.

Reed is a defensive presence too. His footwork isn’t there yet to be super effective on the perimeter to defend but he can defend anything and anyone in the paint area. His shot blocking abilities with his long wing-span and his ability to snatch rebounds would make him a D1 prospect on there own… add in his offensive game and he’s a prospect that will blow up this summer and next season.

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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 info@recruitlook.com.

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