RecruitLook Hoops : 2019 Rewind
We had a lot of pressure for our encore in 2019 — following a very successful 2018 that featured top teams from across the country.
A League for top independents, RecruitLook Hoops did not disappoint in 2019. There were over 300 colleges that attended our events in 2019, with many more watching through live streams or following our coverage through their RecruitLook Hoops recruiting subscription service.
The NCAA changed the recruiting calendar in 2019 making it more difficult for college coaches to get out and evaluate the talent first-hand.
“All my guys benefited from playing with RecruitLook Hoops in what was one of the worst viewing periods we’ve seen from a grassroots standpoint with the NCAA rules and limited visibility. All our guys have new interest and most have received offers.” -BG Regins, Pure Prep Director on playing in RecruitLook Hoops
50 teams competed in the League, which consisted of 3 great events and the Larry Hughes Elite Camp. We had over 350+ teams compete in the League and our open divisions.
Top-level talent deserves top-level exposure. RecruitLook Hoops went beyond just running quality events. Recruiting exposure, recruiting coverage, and media content is one of the important elements incorporated in the League. All content is distributed to our college coach database, with college coach subscribers getting exclusive content of players and teams.
“Maximizing the players exposure to college coaches is always a focal point for us,” says Jarrell Strong, Branding Director of RecruitLook Hoops. “Recruiting goes beyond the games now with social media and highlight tapes. We made it a point of emphasis to promote players through various media channels and recruiting articles.”
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 2019 RecruitLook Hoops League.
RecruitLook Hoops Session 1
April 5-7, 2019
95 teams from 11 different states came to Omaha, NE for the first stop of the RecruitLook Hoops League. The event featured teams like: Iowa Barnstormers, OSA Crusaders, REACH Legends, Pure Prep, Team Factory, SW IL Jets and more!
RecruitLook Hoops Session 2
April 26-28, 2019
The only April live period in 2019, RecruitLook Hoops had 100+ college coaches in the building to scout the 90+ teams from 16 different states and Canada. Multiple nationally top 100 prospects were in the event, including: Jon Aku, Bryce Thompson, Xavier Foster, Mike Saunders.
RecruitLook Hoops Finale
July 11-14, 2019
The RecruitLook Hoops Finale in Atlanta was a collaboration event with On The Radar Hoops’ Elite 32. We had over 180 teams and more than 200 college coaches that came to the event.
Teams competed in the bracket finale to see who would be crowned the Champion! Games were intense and matchups were tight throughout the bracket — and college coaches were in attendance taking it all in!
We were thrilled with how the 2019 League season wrapped!
17u : Gateway IL
16u : SW IL Jets
15u : SW IL Jets
RecruitLook Hoops' Larry Hughes Elite Camp
August 10-11, 2019
RecruitLook Hoops was proud to present the Larry Hughes Elite Camp on August 10-11, 2019 in St. Louis. This was an invite-only camp that brought in some of the top high school basketball recruits from across the country. The two-day event featured 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.
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 featured wearable technology that tracked everything that the athletes did on the court. Campers wear the device, and the Kinexon platform takes over from there — providing valuable data that will give college coaches a better idea of what athletes can do on the court.
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.
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 was dedicated to covering events from many different angles, which we highlight below.
Player Tweets : quick way to highlight a player that has performed well. We’ll tweet before, during, and after events to promote players.
League Awards : graphics that highlight the success of individuals. All graphics shared over our various media channels.
Player Interviews : it’s important to get insights from the players and coaches — we’ll highlight the top performers and get their take on how the performed, who is recruiting them, etc.
In-Game Video Highlights : our media team is filming games, editing clips, and pushing out highlight videos during the event for more exposure.
Team Pics : our media team took pictures of all the teams that competed in RecruitLook Hoops events that were available for download and print.
Recruiting Coverage : our team of Scouts are at each event, scouting and evaluating the talent, then sending the information off to our extensive database of college coaches.
ATTN: College Coaches — Scouting Report
⛹️♂️ Mason Hanback
🏫 East High School (TN)
Mason has a ton of potential with his ability to step out & shoot the 3. Moves well & has good footwork for his size.
— RecruitLook Hoops (@RL_Hoops) August 15, 2019
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.