Session 2: Day 2 Notes

Texas MEL Elite Gold v. Toronto Basketball Academy 10:50 am

Summary: The early morning match-up between Tex MEL Elite and Toronto Basketball Academy took two overtimes to decide a winner as both took each other’s best punch in regulation. The solid play of point guard Marcus Masters was the catalyst for TBA’s success in the first and second half. The shifty point guard hit open threes and finished consistently against taller defenders with side steps and slithery moves to the basket. Tex MEL Elite got its own production from Austin Irabor, a 6-5 wing who TBA struggled to keep out of the paint. His play contributed significantly to Tex MEL Elite’s 52-50 victory.

Gateway IL v. ILL Young and Reckless 12:00 pm

Summary: Gateway IL returned to action against Illinois Young and Reckless after an impressive 79-64 victory against MATTS Mustangs on opening night. The team picked up where it left off using its gritty defense to jump out to a 12-4 in the first five minutes of play before ILL Y&R went on their own 10-5 run, pulling within 3. A late run by Gateway pushed their lead to 8 headed into halftime.

The second half Y&R turned up the defensive pressure and dominated the boards taking the lead for the first time midway through the second half. Gateway rallied behind the aggressive play of RaySean Taylor but it was not enough as Y&R pulled away with a 58-50 win.

Standouts: RaySean Taylor (Gateway IL) continued to impress with his speed and finishing ability in the lane. Malik Green (Gateway IL) showed his aggressiveness on the boards, crashing the offensive glass and converting in the paint. Jaehshon Thomas (Y&R) went for 26 points and 6 rebounds on a number of driving buckets and put backs.

OSA Crusaders – Padila v. Dallas Showtyme – Black 5:50

Summary: After two impressive wins in pool play, Dallas Showtyme came into its third game looking to remain undefeated against a scrappy OSA team. The Crusaders would not make it easy as they took a 7 point lead in the second half behind the outside shooting of Noah Rigatuso and the inside presence of Scott Warner.

A driving tomahawk flush by Dallas Showtyme’s Kolby Randolph brought his team within 3, before the Crusaders put together another run to push the lead to 8 (48-40) with 3 minutes remaining in the game. The Crusaders never looked back as they closed the game out 58-53.

Standouts: Noah Rigatuso (OSA Crusaders) found his rhythm in the second half for the Crusaders, using head fakes to get in the lane and finish, finding teammates for open jumpers and knocking down shots from deep. Kolby Randolph (Dallas Showtyme) the slashing wing’s high motor was on display all game against OSA, grabbing rebounds and . He finished with contact on a number of drives and exhibited athleticism.

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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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