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Scouting Report – Jalen Weaver – Larry Hughes Elite Camp

Height: 6’4
Class: 2021
Position: Combo Guard
GPA: 
AAU Team: Billups Elite
High School: Smoky Hills (CO)

Strengths: Jalen in our opinion is a true combo guard. He does everything well at both the one and two spots… He is tough to stop when he gets going to the basket with his size and jumping abilities. He is most effective in the transition game making plays with or without the basketball. His quick decision making is unmatched as he slashes or pushes the ball up the court. He seems to be thinking a step-ahead of the defense. He’s got a bit of a funky release on his jumper but it goes in… at the Larry Hughes Elite Camp, he was shooting lights out. One quality that we love about Jalen is his defense. He’s an animal out there and is so smart on help side defense — he can rotate and block shots at the rim so smoothly. He is quick and big at the guard spot, so defending the 1-3 positions is something Jalen can do.

Improvement Opportunity: Jalen will play division 1 basketball, but his ability to be a scorer at all three levels could depend on how high he goes. He’s solid at getting to the rim and finishing, he can hit the three, but his mid-range needs a bit of work. Some of that could be with his shooting form not having the quickest release. He has plenty of time to work on it still, and we did see glimpses of it at the Larry Hughes Elite Camp.

Projection: Jalen is a MM+ / High Major basketball player.

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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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