Player Report: NJ Benson, SW Illinois Jets

Forward 2022, SW Illinois Jets

(Mount Vernon, Illinois)

NJ Benson

Benson has been one of the most intriguing players we’ve seen this spring. He cleans up on the glass and is an elite rebounder, if he gets a hand on the ball he is coming down with the rebound. He has a long wingspan for 6-8 and extremely strong hands. He can not just finish with contact but can dunk with contact. Showed some face-up game and is effective in traffic and transition. He catches everything, even lower passes from guards. He is a good spot up shooter from 3-point area. Has developed his game from last time we saw him to now putting the ball on the deck with dribble-drive combo moves. His defensive anticipation and execution is elite — ability to block shots, hedge screeners & recover with good footwork, and has the lateral quickness to guard on the perimeter against wings and stretch-4 types. He’s been averaging 15+ppg and 8+rpg in the couple of events we’ve seen him at. He just picked up his first D1 offer from Radford. We fully anticipate more offers to come.


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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…