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Under The Radar: Najee Williams

Najee Williams (2021) plays for Marcus Denmon Elite 17U and attends Truman HS in Kansas City. He is a very bouncy wing who stands at 6’4 but plays much bigger. The areas he really excelled at this weekend was crashing the offensive boards and constantly getting downhill and attacking the rim. The wing had several put-back dunks off of missed shots that really showed off his athleticism and his ability to find the ball off the rim.

Najee is also a very good slasher with and without the ball. Whether that be back door cuts, or finding creases to squeeze through with the ball in order to get to the hoop and his athleticism allows him to excel at finishing around the rim.

Najee has size, strength and athleticism to be an elite defender at the next level. This area of his game gets a bit lost because we get enamored with his offensive explosiveness, but if you watch his film, you’ll see how he impacts the game on the defensive end. He is quick and long to defend on the perimeter… he is strong enough to battle down low…and he has the explosiveness to rebound and block shots at a high level.

One of the areas we wanted to see more of from Williams was his shooting ability. He showed some of his jump shot at the mid range, but I wanted to see him extend that this weekend. If he can round out that part of his game and show that he is a capable shooter he can certainly compete at the Low-Mid major level.

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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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