Q&A with 2020 Cory Davila

Cory Davila has had a very productive season for his Basehor-Linwood team in his final season for the program. Davila has averaged 11 ppg while bringing in 7 rpg and dishing out 3 apg. Davila has been very efficient for the Bobcats scoring on 79% of his field goal attempts. Davila has improved mightily from last season and even this fall when I saw him before the season. A big man with incredible footwork who can run the floor and rebounds outside his area, Davila will be a huge steal for any program looking to add him. I was able to catch up with the senior to discuss his improvement, the season, and the mentality heading into this run towards a state championship. 

RLH: How has the season been going for you at Basehor-Linwood?

It has been a very eventful and emotional season. 

RLH: You guys are currently 17-2 overall and undefeated in league play (please correct me if I’m wrong–used MaxPreps). How are you guys handling the pressure of being a top team in the state? 

We have been the top team for a while and we know that teams are coming to get us. We know that we have the talent and skill to keep being the top team. We just can’t relax. Respect every team and just play our game. 

RLH: You’re one of your teams go-to scorers when they need a bucket and have incredible footwork for your age, is that something you have a great deal of confidence in?

I’m especially confident in my footwork and post moves. I know that very little can guard me. I just really enjoyed learning how to beat someone with honestly easy moves. Just had to perfect them. 

RLH: You’re one of the best big men in your class in the state of Kansas, what’s your case for why you think you should be #1?

Why I should be #1, I think as a whole the #1 big man should be best at running the floor, foot work, defensive impact, and mentality. And I think I have all those qualities. 

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

Like I answered before, running the floor, foot work, defensive impact, and mentality. But also my attitude. I’m a level-headed kid, I am not going to start a fight, not going to argue with a ref or coach. I know that my mentality is everything in this game. 

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

I am currently working on ball handling skills and stretching my game outside the paint. Trying to gain confidence in the high post and highkey as well as the wings. 

RLH: You guys are hitting the final stretch of your HS season before substate and state rolls around, what’s the message and mentality you guys have heading into this crucial stretch?

Our message is that we have to just go get it, take it, We have the pieces to win it all and that’s what we have to do. 

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

My college recruitment is still open. Many schools have contacted me, Mid-America Of Nazarene is strongly pursuing me. As well as Nebraska Concordia. I’m waiting till after the season to analyze my options and go on visits. No confirmed offers have been given to me.

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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

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