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RLH: What separates your organization from the myriad of other AAU programs across the country?

McMurray: The pure family feel of it! And the relationship we have with our players after they are out of our program.

RLH: What is the back story on how your organization was created?

McMurray: The program was started by a few dads back in 1997, and has grown into what it is today.

RLH: Who are some notable players who have worn your organization’s uniform?

McMurray: Malcolm Hill (Illinois), Javon Pickett- (Mizzou), Mark Smith-(Mizzou), Tarkus Ferguson-(UIC)

RLH: Describe the team’s prior summer season and point out any significant tournament victories or games that stand out in your mind.

McMurray: Won the opening tourney at NY2LA! Beating (3) EYBL teams: Mac Irvin, Meanstreets and All Ohio Red.

RLH: What is your team’s philosophy on offense and defense?

McMurray: Offense: is a motion mixed with some dribble drive. Defense: depends on the team make up, but we love man to man with tons of pressure!!

RLH: Who are some players to watch from your team next season?

McMurray: Rashad Weekly 17u Trinity Catholic MO.6’2 pg; Nate Garett 17u Hazelwood Central MO 6’5 wing; Patrick Readye 17u 6’8 f/c Althoff Catholic IL; Simon Wilson 6’5 SF Mt. Vernon IL; Quani Rudd 6’5 Mt. Vernon IL SF 16u; Brennan Weller 6’4 Edwardsville IL SF 16u; Shaun Riley III 6’6 F/SF OFallon IL 16u

RLH: How many opportunities has your squad had to play mid-west teams? How did you fair against those teams?

McMurray: We have played a fair share of Midwest teams and have posted wins vs Mac Irvin, Peoria Irish, All Ohio Red and etc.

RLH: What was your record last year?

McMurray: Our 16u last year was 39-7!

RLH: What style of play is your team known for?

McMurray: A style that is wide open to showcase kids skill sets

RLH: What tournaments do you plan on participating in this year?

McMurray: Omaha Nebraska RL, KC RL, Stl Prep hoops, Chicago Prep hoops, Atlanta RL, Minnesota Prep hoops

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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…