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Q&A with Boston Stanton

Boston Stanton III is a 2021 combo guard/forward listed at 6’4″. The athletic wing-type does a little bit of everything for his 19-2 high school team. He’s currently averaging: 22ppg, 6.1rpg, 2.9apg, 50% FG, 39% 3-PT%. And he has a 3.9 GPA!

We caught up with Boston to talk about his season and recruitment.

RLH: How has the season been going for you at Denver East HS?
BS: The season has been good so far, but we believe we should be doing a bit better than we are right now. But on the bright side, the games we lost served as a wake up call that we needed to get focused and push through the end of the season stronger, instead of getting too happy when we win. There’s always more work to do! 

RLH: You guys are currently 19-2 overall and 7-0 in league play. How are you guys handling the pressure of being a top team in the state? 
BS: I think we’re handling the pressure of being a top team in the state pretty well, especially for such a young team. We’re growing as a team, and as we face more veteran teams, we’re figuring out ways to rise to the occasion. But honestly, it isn’t much pressure for us. We just like to go out, and have fun playing the game we love.  

RLH: You’re leading the team in scoring with 22ppg. How are you handling the defenses knowing that you’re the go-to guy on offense?
BS: I’m learning as the season goes on that when I’m being keyed in on by other teams, forcing up shots isn’t going to help me or my team. Knowing that, when defenses come out and try and throw me off my game early, I start by facilitating more, and then letting my shots come to me in the flow of the game. A focus for me is that when defenses are shutting me down, I make up for that in another area of my game, whether that’s defense, rebounds, or assists.

RLH: You’re a top 5 player in the state in your class. What is your case on why you should be #1?
BS: I try not to get too caught up in Colorado rankings, nor will I limit myself to Colorado competition. I make my competition the ones that are top in the nation, not just in Colorado. As far as people in Colorado, I believe I should be number one because I’m the best basketball player in the state. I also believe I put more work in, and I’m constantly evolving my game to take any potential weaknesses out.

RLH: If a college coach asked what are the strong parts of your game? What would you say?
BS: I would say that I am very fundamentally sound, and can score from all three levels. I also believe that this year my defense and rebounding has come a long way from where it has been in the past. I also believe that I have a high basketball IQ.

RLH: What are you doing to improve as a basketball player?
BS: I work on my skill set every day, as well as watch film to understand what I can do better in game-time situations. Also, to improve the physical side of my game, I do push-ups, sit-ups, and calf raises every night before I go to bed. 

RLH: Are there any updates on your college recruitment? What schools are contacting you the most? Any offers?
BS: There are many schools interested in me, however I only have one offer at this time. 

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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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