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Q&A with 2022 Isaac Traudt

2022 F Isaac Traudt from Grand Island HS/Lincoln Supreme 16U National is one of the fastest rising prospects in America. He’s a top-65 prospect on every recruiting site that has him ranked and is continuing to climb. We got a chance to speak with him recently.

RLH: First off, how has this season been going both individually and as a team?

IT: Really well, I think individually I’ve been playing well and have done a nice job being a leader and being more than just a scorer. As a team, I’m very pleased where we are at. We are 7-2 right now and I think we can continue to string a bunch of wins together. We have great chemistry and coaching that will take us a long way.

RLH: Opposing teams know that you are a nightmare matchup and that they need to try and stop you with double teams, on and off-ball pressure, etc. Which game this year has been the toughest for you and why?

IT: Probably last night’s game against Lincoln Southwest. They were doubling me in the full court and sending multiple guys at me as soon as I got past half court and scrambled from there. It forced me to become more of a facilitator and I thought I did a nice job of that. Teammates stepped up and made big plays and that’s what made us win.

RLH: You recently picked up an offer from Kansas, how does it feel to receive another offer from a college basketball blue blood?

IT: It’s a great feeling. KU is one of the most historic programs of all time and Coach Self is a hall of fame coach. I am very excited about the offer and I’m looking forward to learning more about the program.

RLH: Which colleges are keeping in contact the most or have the best relationship with you?

IT: I would say as of now probably Oklahoma, Virginia, Kansas, Missouri, Creighton, Nebraska, Louisville, and Michigan State.

RLH: Are you looking at trimming down your list anytime soon?

IT: I’m not really sure yet. I do know that I’d like to commit some time during my senior year after getting out to some campuses. I haven’t decided on a list cut yet but if I were to do that it wouldn’t be for a while.

RLH: What is something you’ve learned during the recruiting process?

IT: That hard work pays off and to always be thankful for everything you have

RLH: If you could compare your game to 1 NBA player, who would it be?

IT: Probably Jayson Tatum

RLH: What is the key to your high school’s team’s success for the rest of the year?

IT: Just to continue to improve each day in practice and fix our mistakes and to keep trusting one another.

Traudt is currently averaging 24.8 points and 9.8 rebounds a game for Grand Island Senior High School. He’s leading his team to a 7-2 record so far this season. In the summer, he runs with Lincoln Supreme.

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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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