Scouting Report: Mason Hanback

Height: 6’10

Class: 2022

GPA: 4.0

AAU Team: Let it Fly / Bluff City Legends

High School: East High School (TN)

Twitter: @HanbackMason

Strengths: Mason is extremely intelligent and it shows on the court. He is a standout in the classroom and to show his level of intelligence — he taught himself how to play the electric keyboard in just a few hours.

Mason is fluid with his movement for his height. He gets up and down the court well and has really good footwork. One thing that really impressed us at the Larry Hughes Elite Camp was Mason’s footwork and ability to make combo-post-moves in a small space — all attributed to his footwork. He knows how to maneuver around the paint area to get into good scoring positions — posting up or working the lane for little jumpers. He isn’t a liability with the ball in the open court — he can put it on the floor some. He isn’t quite to the level of creating off the bounce, but he can put it on the deck and be useful. One of the more intriguing parts of Mason’s game is his 3-point shooting ability. Mason has great form and can consistently knock it down from three.

Improvement Opportunity: Mason needs to get stronger. He isn’t a string-bean but he isn’t strong enough to lock up and hold his ground in the post against a more physical opponent. He also needs to get upper body strength and stronger hands. He is vulnerable right now when he gets the ball in the post from guards taking swipes at the ball. Mason has a ton of upside and will continue to develop. He just needs to get more fundamental with his game — chinning the ball on the post — getting lower in his post up — reading the defense on pick-n-pops.

Projection: Mason is too early in his development for a proper projection. Right now, Ivy League and MM is a definite fit, though.

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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

Get the preview of Campers attending…