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Pure Prep: Available 2022 Guards

The Pure Prep program has a history of turning out college-bound guards, and they have 3 available 2022 guards that can help a college program. Pure Prep, one of Iowa’s best AAU programs, does a great job developing players and getting them prepared for the next level.

Trey Lewis (5’11), Johnston 

  • This unsigned senior point guard has turned himself into one of the best scorers and playmakers in the state. A three level scorer with a tight handle, Lewis is able to use his quick crossover to get by defenders for both mid-range jumpers and finishes at the rim, often through contact (23.2 PPG). With a smooth shooting stroke, Lewis is always a shooting threat when on the floor, having hit some deep three’s this year (38.5 3P%). As a willing passer, he’s always looking for the open man both in transition and in offense (5.5 APG). Lewis is always due for a few eye-popping dimes a game, having displayed no-lookers and full court outlet passes. He impressively leads his teammates with his passes, and sees holes in the defense, especially back door cuts. What really stands out about him is his overall quickness, not just on the offensive end. On defense Lewis is an active off-ball defender, both in man and in zone. When pressuring the ball, he uses his quickness to stay in front of his matchup. He moves his feet well and has quick hands. Lewis plays bigger than his height, rebounding well for his size (7.8 RPG), as well as routinely taking the rock at bigger defenders. Lewis is a very high-usage guard for Johnston, but knows when to back off and let 2022 South Dakota State commit Steven Kramer do his work in the mid-range. A D1/High-D2 guard, currently with offers from Truman State and Drury.

Armonniey Thomas (6’2), Marshalltown

  • This lightning quick lead guard might be one of the fastest players in the state with a basketball in his hands. I love his mid-range game, as he does a lot of his work scoring for Marshalltown off post-ups and mid-range ISOs (19.2 PPG). His turnaround jumper is incredibly smooth, and was borderline unstoppable in the first half of Marshalltown’s game vs. a highly ranked Waukee Northwest squad. With a quick first step, he can find himself in the lane for both floaters and dishes to open shooters. He commands great gravity from opposing help side defenders, causing plenty of open shots for his teammates. Thomas also isn’t afraid to post up and bully smaller defenders on offense, and has great footwork around the cup. Conversely, on defense, he can sometimes be posted up himself by bigger players. While defending on the perimeter, he can be a pesky defender, willing to apply pressure while in man. Has also shown a tendency to jump passing lanes (2.3 SPG) and rebounds well due to his athleticism. Currently holds an offer from Florida International.

Corey Miner (6’0), Mason City

  • Miner is yet another one of Pure Prep’s 2022’s smooth lead guards. I was impressed with his mechanics on his lefty shooting stroke, and I’ve seen him display a quick step-back while heavily pressured. He had no trouble finding himself in the lane, and showed a quick spin move that flowed perfectly into a no-look dish for an easy 2. He has been asked to do a lot for his high school team this season, and on a team with more perimeter scoring his efficiency numbers would most definitely be higher (34-29-75). With that being said, his shot selection in the few games I’ve seen of him this season will need to improve if he wants to be successful at the next level. Currently has offers from Mount Mercy and UW-Platteville.

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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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