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One-On-One with 2022 Prince Aligbe

Few 2022’s play for their 17’s during AAU season, but that wasn’t the case with Prince Aligbe. Aligbe who is one of the most dynamic playmakers in the 2022 class and has received more than 20+ Division One offers over the last few months has garnered the recognitions he deserves. From competing in the UAA, playing in the historic Big Time Hoops tournament in Vegas, and attending the Will Barton Elite Camp. Aligbe has had quite the busy summer, but it’s most certainly paying off. We were able to catch up with Prince and talk about all things from this summer, recruiting, and playing with Chet Holmgren and Jalen Suggs.

Let’s talk about your spring and summer. How was it playing with Sizzle on the UAA?

It was amazing. I had a lot of fun playing with all my guys. I learned a lot about playing hard every game no matter what, because that’s what the team needs. I feel I’ve grown and gotten a lot better at this point.

You guys just played in probably one of the most prestigious summer events that brings together the top teams from all three circuits, how was it playing in that event against the different competition?

It was really fun. Playing in front of big crowds and just balling out. It was also good to see all the different teams’ playstyles from their own different leagues.

You said you feel like you’ve grown, in what aspect of your game do you feel has grown the most?

My offensive ability has definitely expanded. My accountability has also gone up too.

Your Sizzle team is stacked, but most importantly what’s it like being surrounded by that many elite players?

It’s really nice. It builds a winning atmosphere around me and they always motivate me to be as good or better than them during practices and workouts.

Playing with Jalen and Chet, do you think that helps you on the court and becoming a better player?

It helps me a lot. Helps me learn how to play with and without the ball and become a team player. And when the time comes, I’ll use the things I learned and drive the boat.

You recently were just invited to the Will Barton Elite Camp, how’d that go for you?

It was a really great and fun camp for me. A lot of people told me I played very well and Will Barton made me feel welcome with the talks from himself, Gary Neal, and Quinn Cook. I can definitely say I learned a lot.

Now that the summer season is over and you start to transition over to the high school season, what’s an aspect of your game that you’re really trying to work on to take it to the next level?

My shooting on all three levels and athleticism.

We’ll transition to recruiting, what schools are looking at you but haven’t offered yet?

Purdue, Iowa State, Marquette, Baylor, and Michigan.

What’s their message been to you?

That I should stay in contact with them, and that I should come and visit their campus.

Out of the schools that have offered, who’s coming at you the hardest right now?

California for sure.

I know it’s still early for you but what’s something that you’re looking for in a program when the time comes to choose a school?

Family atmosphere, great education, and good relationship between me and the coaches and the program.

Have you talked with any of your teammates about potentially teaming up in college?

No, not yet.

Definitely still early in the process that’s for sure. Is there a school you’re hoping that starts to get involved with you?

Villanova and North Carolina.

Do you have any unofficial’s lined up or in talks take visits this fall?

No, none at the moment.

I had the chance to talk to your coach, he said playing up with 17’s was a great experience but also very humbling for you. Would you describe it as humbling and how so?

Very. Made me mature and know how much I must bring to my team every game.

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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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