High IQ Academy: Weekend Recap (Week 4) Fall League Showcase

As we enter the final week of play before the start of the playoffs the action on the floor didn’t disappoint. It was a solid mix of featured players both upperclassman and some of the younger players getting an opportunity to showcase their talents. With the playoffs beginning next week I look forward to more great play on the floor as teams look to build on the upcoming season.

2021 Michael Hill 6’0 160 PG (Hyde Park Academy)

Having watched Mike play over the course of the fall league it goes without saying that Sunday was his coming out party. He played a complete game from the point guard possession on both ends of the floor from the opening tip until the clock hit zero. He leads his team on the offensive end of the floor by getting his team into their offensive sets. He showed great leadership in this particular contest by not only connecting on six made three-pointers but realizing that his team needed his scoring in this game. The opponent was playing a 2-3 zone and he recognized that with his outside shooting ability it would bring them out of the zone and open up the floor for driving lanes. He picked up the full court on defense and made his presence felt helping his team rebound the basketball throughout the entire game. His presence on the floor was huge for his team helping to lead them to a close win icing the game from the free-throw line. If he continues to play with this type of leadership and poise he will have a breakout senior season.

2021 Devonta Blevins 6’6 170 SF (Rich Township)

One of the sleepers in the state for the senior class is Devonta who had his game on full display breaking his defender down off the dribble and getting to the rim for dunks. I was impressed all game long with his high motor and attacking style of play. He didn’t just bring his energy on the offensive end he also used his motor on defensive barking out defensive coverages to his teammates and getting his hands on rebounds. He has shown the ability to thrive in either an up-tempo style offense but also when the game slows down he can generate his own shot or create for teammates. He will continue to see his stock rise this season when his continued work on the floor.

2021 Grant Newell 6’7 180 SF (Whitney Young)

Grant is the prototype of a smooth wing player with athleticism that makes college coaches and scouts alike stand and take notice when he is on the floor. He was able to score on all three levels on the floor in a magnitude of ways by hitting catch and shoot baskets and attacking the rim. He was able to play both forward positions and showed great awareness taking bigger defenders to the perimeter and smaller defenders to the post. He has a solid skill-set that will translate seamlessly to the next level. If he continues to play with this aggressiveness throughout his senior season Whitney Young will be a tough out come March.

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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…