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Q & A with 2020 Connor Younger

Connor Younger had a season to remember for Basehor-Linwood this year, earning several honors along the way including 2nd-Team All-State and 2nd-Team UKC. The sharpshooting lefty had one of the best seasons of his young career, scoring 18.6 PPG, shooting 49% from the field, and 32% from three. Younger is a great on-ball and perimeter defender, with an all-around game that makes him a great guard at the next level. We were able to catch up with Connor and discuss his season and his plans for the next level as well. 

RLH: How was the season for you at Basehor this year?

It was the most fun I have had playing basketball, we had one of the best seasons in Basehor history. 

RLH: You guys had an incredible year, only lost two games along the way to really good teams, how’d you guys handle the pressure all year?

We played as a team and everyone was involved working towards the same goal and that was to win it all.

RLH: What’s it like to play with players like Cory and Jordan?

It was really fun playing with such great scorers like Cory and Jordan.

RLH: Your season got cut short, but not before you guys were able to avenge last year’s state championship loss, what was the message heading into that game against Andover Central?

We all were still mad from last year’s loss and wanted to get revenge and everyone wanted to beat them because of how we felt walking off the court last year.

RLH: What do you think was key this year in beating them?

We played a really good all around team game this time and Cory and Jordan really stepped up to help us win the game.

RLH: What’s it like to play for a coach like Coach Pip with Team KC?

I had a lot of fun playing with coach Pip over my last summer of AAU ball. He was a great coach and mentor at the same time.

RLH: You’re one of the leading scorers on your team, how’d you handle defenses knowing that they knew you were one of your guys’ go-to scorers?

I just came in with the same mentality every game and that was to win so even if I wasn’t scoring a lot at first I was gonna affect the game by rebounding or getting my teammates buckets.

RLH: You’re a Top 5 player in your class in the state of Kansas, what’s your case for being #1?

I think I’m too 5 for sure I can shoot the ball from 3 , from mid range I can drive it to the hole, I can defend, pass and rebound.

RLH: If a college coach asked what are the strong parts of your game? What would you say? 

I would say my shooting, my game is based around getting my shot off so shooting and my ability to pass the ball.

RLH: What are you doing to improve as a basketball player?

 I am trying to get in the gym everyday to put up shots or work on my ball handling, and to stay in shape.

RLH: Are there any updates on your college recruitment? What schools are contacting you the most? Any offers?

KCKCC, Baker, Pratt, Lincoln Land, and Concordia .

RLH: If so, what messages are the coaches conveying to you?

They want me to come out for a visit.

RLH: What are you looking for in a program at the next level?

I want a coach that is gonna push me and make me better.


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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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