Jack Sheplak Emerges As A Must-Have Recruit

Blue Valley North Senior Jack Sheplak emerged as a must-have recruit for one lucky college last week at the Shawnee Mission East Invitational. The 2020 6’4″ guard is a bit of an underrated player at this stage, Sheplak announced his arrival with a 25 point game on 9-11 shooting, and 4-4 from three in the semi-finals against Olathe East. Whilst also leading his Mustang squad to the championship in a favorable win against Shawnee Mission East, finishing with 17. Sheplak also brought home the tournament MVP due to his performances during the week.

Sheplak had an impressive all-around performance, showing his ability to create his own shot, lethalness from outside, his playmaking, athleticism, and willingness to defend the perimeter. Sheplak credited his teammates for his incredibly efficient performances last week. “I feel like I was in the right place at the right time, Luke did a really good job of finding me,” Sheplak added. 

Before the championship game on Friday, Sheplak noted that Blue Valley North Coach Phifer was confident in his squad, to the point of saying “This is going to be the first of four championships.” 

The other three championships? Shawnee Mission West, Substate, and State. A goal that can ultimately be achieved with this Blue Valley North squad. 

Last year they fell short in their pursuit of a championship, but this year they’re expecting it to be different, especially Sheplak. 

“We’ve got a lot of new faces this year, our JV team really came up, with Andrew and Isaac, they’ve all progressed so well,” said Sheplak. 

“I think compared to last year we share the ball a lot more, the chemistry is just a lot better.”

Sheplak is impressive off the ball, always moving on offense, which can be accredited to his Coach for instilling drills and philosophy on that. 

When you get your first look at Sheplak, you’d automatically think he’s a kid that’s going to be playing at the next level, but that’s not necessarily the case. “I’ve talked to a few coaches, but no solid offers yet,” said Sheplak. “Nebraska-Omaha, Mid-America, just a few others.”

Make no mistake, basketball is what Sheplak wants to play at the next level. As far as his next step in his development before heading to the next level? “Probably just the weight room, that’s a vital part in my progression as a player. Also getting my shot a little more consistent, and learning to finish at the rim a little better.”

Sheplak provides a winning mentality at any moment he steps on the court, and wants the success of his teammates as well. He’s a player that will soon be on college coaches radars, with the potential to be an outstanding player at the next level.

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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…