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Scouting Report: 2022 Mikhail Abdul-Hamid

Mikhail Abdul-Hamid is a 6-4 shooting guard at CBC High School in St. Louis. Abdul-Hamid played significant varsity minutes as a sophomore in a limited reserve role. His CBC squad featured top 10 2020, Caleb Love, but with Love headed to UNC… Abdul-Hamid’s role in Justin Tatum’s offense will surely expand.

We saw Abdul-Hamid a few times this high school season, so here is a breakdown on his game:

Prospect: Mikhail Abdul-Hamid
Height: 6’4″
Grad: 2022
Position: SG
High School: Christian Brothers College
AAU: MoKan Elite

Strengths: Abdul-Hamid three pointing is going to get him college looks. In an era where coaches are constantly seeking shooting on the perimeter, Abdul-Hamid is one of the better set shooters we saw this past high school season… at any level. He shot 47% from three pointer this past high school season. His form is textbook and his release point at 6’4″ is going to be tough for smaller defenders to contest him. He has good instincts on the flow of the game…not forcing shots and getting himself set in scoring position before he receives the ball. He wasn’t asked to do too much on a team that featured Caleb Love scoring nearly 30ppg; however, Abdul-Hamid has shown flashes of scoring on the bounce and in mid-range. Abdul-Hamid is tall…long…and has a solid frame to him — he uses it to defend multiple positions. He has length/quickness to defend up top, and the strength to get physical down-low.

Improvement Areas: This isn’t an area that Abdul-Hamid is necessarily weak in, it is just he hasn’t been the focal point of an offense, but we want to see him become a more versatile scorer… post-up, mid-range, triple-threat. He has the handles, jumper, and IQ to really become a big-time scoring threat. Abdul-Hamid’s size and length is an asset on the defensive end… he has good recovery speed when defending on the ball in isolated situations — we would like to see him get quicker on his lateral footwork to be a player that can defend the 1-3 positions at the college level.

Overall: Abdul-Hamid is a prime candidate to blow up this AAU season (if we have one). He’ll be running with MoKan Elite. College coaches need to get him on their radar. Below is some of his scoring this past HS 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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