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Missouri Class 6 Basketball Preview and Predictions

SLUH (18-7) vs. CBC (23-6)

This will be round 3 between the two St. Louis (MCC Conference) rivals. CBC is the most talented team in the state by a good margin on paper. They have an abundance of riches such as Robert Martin, Larry Hughes Jr, and 7’2 phenom John Bol. SLUH on the other hand is a senior led, guard heavy team. Saint Louis signee Nick Kramer is the star, but he has two great point guards alongside him. In the end, CBC simply has too much talent and is expected to win.

Prediction: CBC

Chaminade (23-6) vs. Ft. Zumwalt South (26-2)

Chaminade has been great all season. Frank Bennett may be doing his best coaching job to date with this group. Junior point guard, BJ Ward, is the catalyst for the Red Devils. He sets the tone and they’ll need him to come up big. As for FZS, it’s been a total team effort. They are coming off a heroic upset of Troy after being down 14 in the final 4 minutes. Chaminade is going to be a really tough matchup for them, however. 

Prediction: Chaminade

Nixa (26-3) vs. Lee’s Summit West (14-13)

Nixa has dominated the region this season. Junior guard Kael Combs is an explosive athlete who sells tickets. Collin Ruffin is another guard who they rely on heavily. He’s a 6’5 lefty with great feel for the game. Lee’s Summit West is on a miracle run in March. They were barely .500 in the regular season, but have found their groove here. Keep an eye on sophomore guard, Chaz Watson, he is next in line for Coach Schieber and the guard factory he’s produced at West. If Watson gets going again, the Titans could pull off the upset of Nixa. This one could go either way, but it’s easier to trust Nixa after an entire season of viewing. 

Prediction: Nixa

Blue Springs (24-5) vs. Staley (25-4)

Blue Springs is an athletic group. The program has a good tradition and this year’s squad was able to have a great campaign. They’re led by 6’6 football star, Ikenna Ezeogu. In this matchup they’ll be faced up against a local Kansas City opponent. Staley has become one of the better programs in the state under coach Chris Neff. He preaches a clean, team oriented, tough defensive style of basketball. Junior’s Kyan Evans and Kayden Fish lead the charge for the Falcons. We believe Staley is the better overall team, and they have the size advantage. 

Prediction: Staley

Who do we think will win Missouri Class 6?

The major contenders appear to be CBC, Chaminade, and Staley on the surface. Out of this bunch, however, CBC has too much talent to be denied a title in the eyes of many. Justin Tatum was in line to get his third state title with former guard Caleb Love before the Covid-19 outbreak. We see him accomplishing that challenge just two years later. 

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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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