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Recapping Philly Live 2

We spent Saturday at Philly Live 2 at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Saw a lot of amazing talent and some of the top high school programs from Delaware, Philadelphia, New Jersey, and Washington DC. 

Top Players: 

Lance Ware 2020 (Camden) 6’9 Post – Ware is a long and very athletic rim runner who dunks everything when he is close to the rim, great rim protector changes and blocks a lot of shots. Needs to work on shooting from 15 to 18 feet to help expand his game and open the court for himself, didn’t score much outside of 5 to 8 feet. Very High Motor and defensive IQ will translate to the next level. 

 Terrance Williams 2020 (Gonzaga) – Terrance is Mr. Do Everything, scores the ball when needed, creates for others, guards all wings and guards. Vocal leader for the team and plays the right way which makes others do it as well. Great utility man that will be able to find a role in college because of his skillset and ability to fit in multiple systems. 

Myles Stute 2020 (Gonzaga) – Scorer at all three levels, doesn’t need much space to get a good shot off, creates space easily to get his own shot off and good shooter to where you have to guard him at the three-point line but can also slash to the rim and finish as well. 

Chuck Harris 2020 (Gonzaga) – One of the better guards at the entire event, shifty guard that gets to wherever he wants on the court, amazing finisher around the rim with both hands as well as facilitating for those around him. Hard nose defender that creates turnovers with his pressure on the ball and quick hands. Needs to work on not over penetrating some time and getting too deep without a way out. 

Elijah Taylor 2020 (Imhotep Charter) – Very hard nose tough big that can dominate a game in the post, also can expand out and hit threes as well as midrange jump shots. A great defender who can guard wings and forwards. Needs to improve on ball handling if he wants to play on the wing in college. 

Trey Patterson 2021 (Rutgers Prep) – Player with a lot of different skills that makes him hard to guard, if you put a smaller player on him he will walk him down to the post and get an easy basket around the rim and if it’s big he will take him off the dribble and get to the rim and finish or create open shot for a teammate.  Needs to improve ball handling to get around players that his size and his jump shot. 

Sleepers: 

Devin Dinkins 2022  (Gonzaga) – a younger player who plays with a lot of confidence and a great shooter. Plays off the ball a lot because of the team he is surrounded with so right now is a shooter on a really good team but will grow into a lead guard role as a junior and senior. Will need to improve on ball handling and decision making. One of the better shooters from the weekend

Zakai Zeigler 2021  (Immaculate Conception) – A guard that controls the pace of the game and makes opponents play the way his team wants to play, can play off ball or on but is really a lead guard who can get his own shots off as well as creating for others. Get to his spots on the court whenever he wants to, finishes at the rim as well as spacing the court and knocking down jump shots as well. Never forces a shot makes the game simple, 2021 guard that should have a big July. 

Hakim Byrd 2020 (Neuman Goretti) – high energy lead guard that is a great facilitator for his teammates and plays with a lot of emotion. Gets past defenders fairly easily and gets either open layups or jump shots for his teammates, in your shirt defender that disrupts the flow of offense for opponents and causes turnovers as well. If gets a consistent mid-range and three-point shot will become even more difficult to guard 

Noah Harris 2021 (Rutgers Prep) – Played in a great battled game with 2020 Chuck Harris and played very well all game. Gets to his spots on the court and finishes at the rim through contact with either hand, runs the offense and doesn’t try to force the issue too often. Plays off the ball as well and makes shots to help space the floor, solid defender doesn’t reach too much stays in front of his man and plays solid defense 

Ryan Petit 2022 (Rutgers Prep) – an undersized shooter who makes a lot of shots and if left open will make you pay for it, also very hard working basketball player had three offensive rebounds on his own miss shots. High IQ knows where the be on both sides off the ball to make a play for his team, needs to improve on ball handling skills to become a combo guard and would help him a lot 

Chance Westry 2022 (Trinity) – A well-known player on the east coast but has a national level skill set the 6’5 point guard can do it all, makes threes, get to the rim and finish, knock down the midrange and create for others as well. To only be a 2022 player plays with a high IQ and makes the right plays and doesn’t get too selfish and try to do everything himself but plays the game to win. Needs to improve on his motor takes some plays off and jogs back on defense but a player to keep an eye on could be a household name by next AAU season. 

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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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