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Scouting Report : Amari Kemp

Amari Kemp

Class: 2020

AAU Team: 

High School Team: Lee’s Summit High School

GPA: 3.0

Height: 6’3

Strengths: Kemp has a huge ceiling. He is an athletic wing with bounce and a bag full of scoring moves. His game has good flow to it – he doesn’t force things – lets it come to him and figures out how to get the ball in the bucket. His handles are good enough to slide him over into the PG spot as he brings the ball up for his HS team occasionally. Has good footwork to get set for his jumper, and he has the ability to hit one-or-two moves with a pull-up or step-back jumper. His on the ball defense is smothering with his long wingspan and athleticism.

Improvement Opportunity: There is something about him that makes his play look like he is coasting too much. He could be even better if he played with more confidence in his game (something his HS coach said he’s working on bringing out of him). There is a bit of hitch in his jumper that he’ll sometimes bring the ball down before bringing it up. He’ll need to work on getting in better shooting position off the pass and dribble.

Projection: Division Two

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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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