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Player Profile: 2023 Mantas Zilys (Naperville Central)

A fast rising prospect in the 2023 recruiting class is 6’5 wing Mantas Zilys. The lefty is a highlight tape every time he takes the floor.

He is off to an absolute tear in the early season that has seen him post averages of 26 points, 6 rebounds along with 6 assist leading Naperville to a 4-0 record so far.

He’s an athletic wing who can score in a variety of ways.

Whether it’s shooting the three, finishing strong on the break or slashing to the basket, he definitely has a knack to score.

His jump shot is pure and it was falling this weekend. He has above average quickness to put the ball on the floor and penetrate to the hole if he faces defensive pressure. He works effectively off the bounce and uses the pull-up jumper in the midrange area of the floor to complement his forays to the rim, due to his ability to rise up over the outstretched arms of defenders for the jumper.

He is a prospect that not many are familiar with but after the start to the season that will soon be changing. He has a college ready game and will be a player to continue to keep close tabs on as the season is getting started.

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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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