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Player Focus: Tony Toney

Tony Toney, a 2020 guard out of Alabama and three sport standout was the most explosive scorer and one of the best shooter’s at the Sunflower Showcase. Toney had to shoulder the point guard duties, due to an injury to their starting Point Guard and made some waves while doing so. Averaging 25 points a game he continuously wowed the people in attendance. We were able to speak with Toney about his dynamite performances at the Sunflower Showcase and what’s led to them.

That game there, I watched you hit three 3’s in a row and you ended up with 25. What was your mindset heading into that game?

I just wanted to come out and get the W for my team and show my team what I can do.

For people who don’t really know how your game is, how would you describe your playstyle and how you are as a player?

I’m more like a Westbrook, explosive and speed. But I found my rhythm on offense this game with my shot.

Is that normal for you? Are you normally a knockdown shooter?

Yes sir, that’s normal. I just compare my game to Westbrook.

You guys had 6 guys; were you guys a little tired coming in and is there a different mentality since you guys are shorthanded?

No, I’m in shape. I run track. And no sir. Same mentality as always, just come here to hoop and win.

Last weekend you guys were in Birmingham, how’d that go for you?

I averaged over 20 a game. My team played well too. We ultimately came up short of our goal, but it was a successful weekend.

Have you had any schools contacting you and recruiting you?

Yeah, just a couple. Auburn and Northern Kentucky. I’ve had a lot of interest from schools in football in track too. But I want to play Basketball in college.

Heading into your high school season, what’s something you’re really trying to work on to take your game to the next level?

Just becoming a better playmaker and improving my court vision.

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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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