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Q&A with 2021 PG Javon Grant

Javon Grant has been lighting up the scoreboard for Pittsburg this year, helping lead them to a 13-6 record and 9-2 in league play. Grant is a 5’11” point guard with scoring prowess and incredible playmaking ability. Grant is currently averaging 25 PPG on 58% shooting and 44% shooting from three. One of the best scorers in the state of Kansas, Grant has been starting to hear from Division Two and Division One schools. We were able to catch up with Javon for a quick QnA to discuss how his season has been going. 

RLH: How has the season been going for you at Pittsburg?

This season has been fun , we’ve had some ups and downs. I’ve learned how to be a better playmaker. 

RLH: You guys are currently 11-6 overall. You guys have had some close games with some really good teams, how are you handling the pressure of the success from last season to this season and those close games?

We are 12-6 overall , 8-2 in league play . I’ve got to play varsity since freshman year and we have had very good runs both my freshman and sophomore season so the seniors that have passed have already helped me for those times and I just kind of got used to the big game and success and the downs .

RLH: You’re one of your teams go-to scorer’s. How are you handling the defenses knowing that you’re the go-to guy on offense?

I feel like every team I step on the court with one of the players ahead I kill and play defense . I’m a good playmaker that can do whatever you need to win , shoot , pass , etc . 

RLH: You’ve got a talented teammate in Gavyn, what’s it like knowing you two are one of the top guard duos in Kansas and how’s it like playing with him?

Gavyn and I have been playing ever since I moved to Pittsburg , so  I know his strengths and weaknesses and he knows mine . He’s easy to play with . And he’s helped me get better and with everything else . 

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

 I would say that my strong parts are my playmaking ability . I can shoot it well and get my players involved . I’m athletic and very fast with good defense. 

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

I’m trying to improve on my pick and roll offense by just getting my mid range way better . 

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

Northwestern St , Sioux Falls , Neb-Omaha , Emporia St , and others are in contact with me but no offers yet .

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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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