“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.”
“We know we’ll get a good evaluation on a recruit with the collection of talent here.”
“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.”
“We appreciate everything you do, Mike. You guys do a good job getting teams in here and everything ran smoothly. Keep sending us your event lists.”
The 2019 RecruitLook Hoops League was loaded once again with talent from across the country. Teams from 15 different states, consisting of the top independent programs, made up the 15u-17u League.
A League for top independents, RecruitLook Hoops did not disappoint. There were over 350 college coaches that came to the events in 2019 — all division levels were represented. Everything from Duke, Michigan, Florida, Mizzou all the way down to the D2s, NAIAs, D3s, and Junior College programs.
“We had some really good talent in our League and at our events, and I think all the college coaches recognized that too,” says Mike Enright, Founder of RecruitLook. “We had players go from zero offers to 10+ division one offers playing with us. We go to work for our teams to try and bring as many college opportunities as we can to the players.”
The League and events have been buzzing the past couple of years after announcing a collaborative effort with 13-year NBA veteran, Larry Hughes, which 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 2020 — 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 2 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.”
Outlined below is more details regarding the recruiting plans, event dates, and formats for the 2020 RecruitLook Hoops League. If you’re interested in getting your team in the League for 2020, 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.
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.
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 based on the wins/losses of their games. Each session will consist of 4 games. The Bracket Finale will be held during July with seedings being based off the standings from the previous events. 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.
Teams do not have to participate in the League to play in our events. Every League Event is considered an OPEN RUN too.
Teams that want to come and compete in the 15u-17u divisions are more than welcome to play. We will evaluate your team and players for future consideration in the League, as well as invites to the Larry Hughes Elite Camp.
League teams get price discounts, more features from our scouts, information sent to college coaches, and increased opportunities to get invited to the Larry Hughes Elite Camp.
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.
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15u-17u | Location TBA
April 17-19, 2020 | Live Period Event
League Stop & Open Run
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15u-17u | Ames, Iowa
May 22-24, 2020
League Stop & Open Run
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15u-17u | Atlanta, GA
July 9-12, 2020 | Live Period Event
Close to UAA & Nike Circuits
Larry Hughes Elite Camp
2021, 2022, 2023 | St. Louis, MO
August TBA | Invite Only
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.