Nathan Johnson is Next Up

Nathan Johnson (2021 / 6’3) is going to be a name for college coaches to put on their radar. Johnson, the Shooting Guard from Washington HS, just recently picked up his first offer from hometown UMKC. He’s been hearing from a number of division one programs… South Dakota State, VMI, UMASS-Lowell, and Nebraska-Omaha.

Johnson had a solid junior season at Washington High School playing in the tough Kansas City Atchison League. He averaged: 17ppg, 6.2rpg, 2.3apg, 2spg, 53% FG, and 42% 3-FG. Johnson also boasts a 3.4 GPA.

Johnson is labeled a shooting guard but has plenty of attributes to also play the point spot. When you watch him play, it is his above the rim and stylish dunks that get you excited. But we think his ability to break a defender down off the bounce is what is electrifying about him. He has combination moves that aren’t just for show…they are flashy but they get him to where he needs to get on the court…whether that is separation for the jumper or enough space for the angle to attack the rim… he doesn’t waste dribbles.

Johnson is steady in the mid-range and beyond the three-point line. He is best in the catch in shoot from three and quite effective in the mid-range off the dribble. He’s got terrific footwork to create space in the mid-range and a high IQ scorer to know whether to attack, pull-up or dish-it.

His length, speed and instincts make him a big asset on the defensive end too. He excels at anticipating passing lanes and is a player that can be disruptive at the top of a zone or press.

We like Johnson’s game and think UMKC offer is the first domino to fall that will open up his college recruitment.

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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…