Recruiting Roundup: Southern Missouri Underclassmen Prospects

Jadis Jones  | New Madrid County Central | Class of 2024 | Wing

Jones is a man-child freshman at the currently undefeated NMCC school. He already possesses a 6’5 frame with good strength and excellent leaping ability. Around the rim he makes quick moves, and excels on driving out of the triple threat. Jones gets to the free throw line often where he shoots a great percentage. With most of the season complete, Jones appears to be one of, if not the best freshman in the show me state.

Rico Coleman | Charleston  | Class of 2023 | Wing

Coleman is a long and wiry wing/guard. He’s growing into a 6’4 frame and has long strides combined with a daunting wingspan for opponents. He’s active and gets into passing lanes on defense, but also runs a lot of the offense for his team. He’s slithery with the ball and is able to shake defenders easily. From the perimeter he’s comfortable rising into his jump shot and keeps the defense honest by attacking all spaces on the floor. Coleman already possesses a Division 1 offer and if he continues to grow with his length and athleticism, he could become a major prospect within the state. 

Kael Combs | Nixa  | Class of 2023 | Guard

Combs sets himself apart from the rest with his natural tools. He’s an extremely explosive guard who drives to the basket with grace at 6’3. The lefty gets out in transition and puts constant pressure on the defense with his speed. He invites contact and uses his body well when shielding taller defenders. Right now he’s more of an off-guard who works on the wing than a pure point guard. Solid prospect with a lot of things you just can’t teach. Combs holds an offer from Missouri State.  

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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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