Ivy League Coach - D1
“We found a recruit at your July event last year. We had no intention of signing anyone but we couldn’t pass him up. We’ll be back every year.”
-IVY League Coach D1
Great Lakes Valley Coach - D2
“We know we’ll get a good evaluation on a recruit with the collection of talent here.”
Ohio Valley Coach - D1
“Your events are always well run and you take care of us. Coach [head coach] appreciates the info on players, too. You guys have a good thing going.”
In 2018, RecruitLook Hoops made a big splash in the grassroots basketball scene. The announcement of the RecruitLook Hoops League got teams buzzing about what the brand would bring to the table as far as talent, teams, and overall appeal.
A League for top independents, RecruitLook Hoops did not disappoint.
Announcing a collaborative effort with 13-year NBA veteran, Larry Hughes, was an immediate boost to the overall credibility of the League.
“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.”
RecruitLook Hoops is upping the level in 2019 — bringing in more teams, more recruiting coverage, live-streaming for fans and coaches, and stats that can be tagged to player profiles. With the NCAA changing the college recruiting calendars to only allow college coaches out during 1 April weekend and 1 July weekend, it’s critical for teams to be involved with a League that promotes all the teams and players.
“Figuring out how to get players maximum exposure to college coaches was a main topic of discussion during the off-season,” says Jarrell Strong, Branding Director of RecruitLook Hoops. “It’s going to be imperative for teams to play in events that bring more to the table than just the game. College coaches will be tapping into our different channels to get recruiting insights on our players.”
We’ll outline below in more detail our recruiting plans, event dates, and formats for the 2019 RecruitLook Hoops League. If you’re interested in getting your team in the League for 2019, please contact us.
As you’ll see, the media content is highlighted throughout each event and the overall context of what RecruitLook Hoops strives to present. Below is an in-depth look at the 2018 RecruitLook Hoops League.
We want to make this a great experience for everyone involved. We want you to be proud of the League that you are in. We know that the best advertising and marketing is word-of-mouth, and we’ll strive to make a lasting impression on you.
Our team has been running events for decades, and we know that attention to details, big or small, is key when running an event. We’ll make sure that your time on the RecruitLook Hoops League is enjoyable.
We’ll be Live Streaming all games for college coaches to view. Remember, the recruiting calendars only allow for 7 non-scholastic recruiting days, so it’s important to give the access to college coaches!
RecruitLook Hoops Session 1 -
Omaha Showcase & Open Run
April 5-7, 2019
We have access to 9 courts in two facilities that are 100 yards away from each other. A new 6-court facility that is state-of-the-art with another 3 courts across the street. The 3-court facility has a restaurant attached to it! Hotels will be plentiful as we work with the visitors bureau to secure good properties at an affordable rate.
RecruitLook Hoops Session 2 -
KC Showcase & Open Run
April 26-28, 2019
NCAA Live Period
We’ll be 30 minutes from the Under Armour Association! The Under Armour Association is running their stop in Kansas City, and we’ll be right there in the mix! We have an 8-court and 4-court facility secured for this weekend.
RecruitLook Hoops FINALE
Finale & Open Run
July 11-14, 2019
NCAA Live Period
We’ll be headed to the Southeast for the Finale of the RecruitLook Hoops League. All teams will participate in the Finale, but only a select few will be in the Finale Bracket going for the title! The teams that didn’t make the bracket play will still compete at the Finale but in a showcase-style format — being paired up with teams inside and outside the RecruitLook Hoops League. Under Armour Association and Adidas Gauntlet will also be in Atlanta this weekend, with Nike EYBL being less than 2 hours away in Augusta.
July 19-21, 2019
July : TBA
Larry Hughes Regional Camps
Dates : TBA
Locations : TBA
Larry Hughes Elite Camp
Top 2020, 2021, 2022
August 10-11, 2019
St. Louis, MO.
The Larry Hughes Elite Camp by RecruitLook Hoops is back for 2019! One of the top camps in the entire country brought in some of the top high school basketball recruits in their respective classes. The two-day event featured a mixture of 50 national recruits in the 2019, 2020, and 2021 recruiting classes – all getting the chance to learn from NBA-veteran and skills trainers.
The Larry Hughes Elite Camp provided athletes 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 camp focused on teaching valuable lessons off the court.
This camp was open to college coaches, with multiple D1, D2 & NAIA schools showing up: Arizona, Notre Dame, Furman, Creighton, IUPUI, Nebraska, Air Force, Texas Tech, Iowa State, SMU, UMKC and others.
The camp included: recruiting seminar, Q&A with Larry Hughes, skills and drills, player evaluations by Larry Hughes Basketball Academy, and 5-on-5 scrimmages.
Hughes has an impressive resume having played for the Philadelphia 76ers, Golden State Warriors, Washington Wizards, Cleveland Cavaliers, Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks, Sacramento Kings, Charlotte Bobcats, and Orlando Magic. He was drafted by Philadelphia in the 1st round of the 1998 NBA Daft out of Saint Louis University, where he was named Freshman of the Year. He was recognized as a versatile and athletic guard with strong defensive abilities, and was selected to the 2004-05 NBA All-Defensive 1st Team as a member of the Wizards.
Even though now he’s mostly know as “Jayson Tatum’s Dad”, Justin Tatum is one of the top high school basketball coaches in the country. Justin played college ball at St. Louis University where he helped lead his team to a Conference Championship and NCAA tourney appearance in 2000. Since then, he’s shifted his focus to coaching, where he’s eclipsed 200 wins and 4 state title game appearances — winning twice.
The RecruitLook Hoops League will follow a similar format as most circuits out there. Teams will play 2 sessions of scheduled games and move up & down the standings. Each session will consist of 4 games. The Finale will be held during July as a March Madness style bracket based off the standings from the 2 April sessions. Winner take all! Teams that don’t qualify for the Finale will still get at least 4 games during the Finale playing in another event at the same location.
Each session is a 4-game guarantee. The standings will be determined by a point system.
RecruitLook Hoops Media & Recruiting Coverage
At RecruitLook Hoops, we feel it is vital to promote the success of teams and individuals throughout the year, especially during our events, which helps bring more recruiting exposure to all the talent we come across.
Our team is dedicated to covering events from many different angles, which we highlight below.
It’s is extremely important to play in events that will cover AND promote your players! College coaches have very limited travel days this year, and they’ll be relying on RecruitLook Hoops to get names & access to players!
We’ll invite other media outlets to attend events outside our scouts, too.
Larry Hughes x @RL_Hoops Elite Camp
Top Player Report: Jayden Stone (’20) of @Teamcarroll2020 is an extremely smooth player who can get to the rim and score from deep. Stone display’s calm demeanor on the floor but don’t get it twisted, kid is a killer w/ serious game#RLHOOPS pic.twitter.com/2ClYL7qbTC
— Hoop’s Factory (@HoopsFactoryTV) July 26, 2018
ATTN: College Coaches,
Marlon Ruffin is one of the TOP unsigned Seniors in 2018. He’ll be running with @WisconsinPGE at the Midwest Throwdown in St. Louis. All-State performer with multiple D1s in the mix. Learn more 👇https://t.co/cN4RtAj97F #RLHOOPS pic.twitter.com/I1KQGl16dZ
— RecruitLook Hoops (@RL_Hoops) April 18, 2018
RecruitLook Hoops Past News
2018 Event Highlights
140 teams from 21 different states and Canada competed in the RecruitLook Hoops’ Sunflower Showcase event. Nationally ranked recruits from all over brought in hundreds of college coaches. #1 ranked in the 2021 class, Mike Foster, proves he’s worthy of being the guy on top of the rankings.
2017 Event Highlights
150 teams from 19 different states and Canada compete in the RecruitLook Hoops’ Sunflower Showcase event. Over 200 college coaches were in attendance. Cole Anthony puts on a show!
2016 Event Highlights
Players like Jack Nunge (Iowa), Mark Smith (Illinois), James Wiseman (#1 ranked), Darius Garland (Vanderbilt), Javon Pickett (Mizzou), Zion Harmon (2021 #1 PG), Brady Manek (Oklahoma) and others were at RecruitLook Hoops Events.
2015 Event Highlights
Tons of talent again in 2015 with the likes of Colin Sextion (Alabama), Chaundee Brown (Wake Forest), Rodney Miller (Miami), Shamorie Ponds (St. John’s), Al Durham (Indiana), Malik William (Clemson) and others were at RecruitLook Hoops Events.
2014 Event Highlights
Highlighting the Sunflower Showcase was 5-star Allonzo Trier of Athlete’s First. Trier was unanimously named D1 Circuit’s MVP of the NIKE EYBL. Trier lead Nike’s EYBL circuit at a whopping 29.4 ppg, and is the all-time leading points scorer for the league.