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Stock Riser: Julius Rollins

Julius Rollins came into the Omaha Showcase with several division one offers, and we fully expect his offer list to grow following his stellar play.

Rollins was superb all weekend, averaging nearly 20ppg with 5 rebounds per game. His game was on on full display as he was clicking on all cylinders.

Rollins led Young & Reckless with 27 points to give Jimmer Elite 17U their lone loss of the tournament. Against a team with multiple D1 guys, Rollins elevated his game to a whole new level. He was unstoppable getting to the rim for layups or drawing a foul. He didn’t particular shoot great from the line, and had he done that, he might have had 40 points.

Rollins was a bit right-hand dominant off the bounce, but it was working all weekend long so there was no need to switch it up. His quick burst and length coupled with his strength makes him difficult to stop as he glides towards the hoop. His 6’6 frame is long and athletic and he’s shifty when attacking the basket downhill.

He’s got a nice quick twitch on his standing vertical and good instincts for the basketball to rebound against taller defenders. He had several rebounds over bigger defenders by simply timing his jump and tipping it away to himself — and this was against 6’10 opponents.

Rollins shot a high percentage throughout the weekend because of his ability to get to the rim and finish, but his outside jumper wasn’t as consistent as he had hoped, I’m sure. His shot has great form, high release, and he gets really good elevation on it — he just never got it going over the course of a game. He had moments where he shot well and you can tell that he’s going to be a capable perimeter shooter as he continues to work on it.

Rollins versatility on the defensive side of the ball will get more D1 coaches to circle his name. Rollins was tasked at times to defend the point and the post…and did an excellent job at both. His long arms and quick feet allow him to guard on the perimeter, while his strength, length and quick hands allowed him to defend down-low. Any time a big would drop the ball or try to put it on the floor, Rollins was swiping it away.

Play from Rollins like at the Omaha Showcase is only going to increase his recruiting stock. We recommend coaches buy now!

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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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