Player Focus: Rashad McDaniels

After leading his Trinity Catholic High School team to a 20+ win season, Rashad McDaniels heads into his final spring/summer recruiting season looking to add to his existing list of impressive offers. He will look to kick off his spring in the RL Hoops circuit in Omaha.

RLH: What are you looking forward to the most for this spring/summer basketball season?

RM: I’m looking to get more scholarships and I’m looking to better myself as a player.

RLH: Do you have anything you want to work on this spring/summer in preparation for your last year of high school basketball?

RM: I want to work on being smarter and more patient. I want to stop forcing things [on the court]. I also want to build a relationship with my brothers and coaches.

RLH: What is the biggest difference between high school and AAU basketball?

RM: The speed and tempo. Also, the coaching is different. My high school coach and my AAU coach have different coaching styles but it’s a good learning experience.

RLH: Who is your favorite player in the NBA right now? Why?

RM: My favorite player in the NBA right now is Kemba Walker; he reminds me of myself.

RLH: What schools have been showing interest in you so far?

RM: Western Illinois offered me. Princeton has been texting me. Utah State, and Air Force have been on my pretty hard. Also, I’ve gotten interest from Missouri State and Wisconsin Milwaukee.

RLH: How much has your game changed from this time last year? How so?

RM: My game has changed a lot. I shoot better than I did last year and I use the pick and roll more. I didn’t like the pick and roll in the past but I like it now.

RLH: Who was the toughest player you faced last year?

RM: The toughest player I played against was Mario McKinley from Vashon High School.

RLH: Who do you think is going to win the NCCA tournament this year?

RM: Ever since my guy Ja got out the NCAA I’m going with Duke, but I’ve been a Duke fan since Quinn Cook and Tyus Jones.

RLH: What is the most important less you have learned playing for your coaches at your AAU team?

RM: I learned how to be a family. I also learned that it’s bigger than basketball. My team and coaches are a family and they will help me become a better person on and off the court.

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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…