RecruitLook Hoops : 2021 Rewind
2021 was a great year on the RecruitLook Hoops Circuit. Over 1,000 teams and thousands of college coaches (in-person & on the live streams) were in attendance. The results… a lot of student-athletes receiving scholarship offers!
The collection of talent from up-and-down the rosters was unmatched on the independent circuit scene. Teams from all over the country competed in the RecruitLook Hoops Circuit, with some of the talent getting offers like: Michigan State, Kansas, Arkansas, Florida, Kentucky, Minnesota, Mizzou, and on and on.
Yes, there were lots of division one level players this year but remember we said up-and-down the rosters — meaning the depth of talent was off the charts. In fact, we had 150+ non-D1 college coaches at our July live period event in Kansas City! College coaches of ALL levels are tuned in with the RecruitLook Hoops Circuit.
The circuit finale in the 15u, 16u, and 17u games was an indication of how the grind of the season was. The games during bracket play were intense and in most cases decided by a single possession. Every championship came down to a last second shot — with the 17u champion, Young & Reckless, winning on a buzzer-beater.
We finished the year once again with one of the best camps in the entire country… The Larry Hughes Elite Camp. We had 60 of the nation’s best prospects in St. Louis competing and learning from NBA veteran, Larry Hughes.
2021 By The Numbers
*1,000+ High School Teams during the 2021 Grassroots Season
*650+ College Coaches in July & Hundreds more during non-live periods were in attendance at RecruitLook Hoops Events
*Hundreds of college coaches watching on our Live Stream
*300+ highlight videos created and published to our social media and college database
*3,000,000 Twitter impressions per month
RecruitLook Hoops + College Coaches
College Coaches spent their valuable recruiting days in July (2021) at the RecruitLook Hoops Circuit! Coaches from every division level were in attendance. It didn’t matter what city or in what gym — the college coaches TRUST in RecruitLook Hoops
RecruitLook Hoops | Some Video Content Produced In 2021
We create hundreds of videos throughout the year to showcase players — creating valuable recruiting exposure to college coaches and other media outlets.
Looking back at some #ChicagoShowcase highlights like 😱 @YnRbball @vicwilli @Coachmcmurray @coachdanamorgan @TeamRose3SSB @MidwestBBClub @IA_Barnstormers @MPLSFLIGHTSQUAD @Redtapez_ @AveryQuad @CHughes5_ @TyrisFilms @_coreyography06 #RLHoops pic.twitter.com/J0Z9U7wEm7— RecruitLook Hoops (@RL_Hoops) April 20, 2021
5🌟 Baye Fall (2023/6'11) has been a dominant force on the RecruitLook Hoops Crossover Culture Circuit this spring. #RLHoops #CrossoverCulture@TheBayeFall21 @ColoradoHawks @AveryQuad @Redtapez_ @402visuals @CHughes5_ @TyrisFilms @_coreyography06 @MikeSautter_ @AYSABasketball pic.twitter.com/aBpuc9Zu8n— RecruitLook Hoops (@RL_Hoops) May 13, 2021
The atmosphere was felt through the gym last night with two elite programs @grassrootshoops vs @TEAMRWA16 . The kids left it all on the floor; high level playmaking, intensive defensive plays, and scrappy plays for the loose ball #RLHoops #CrossoverCulture pic.twitter.com/PtVzty6emy— RecruitLook Hoops (@RL_Hoops) May 23, 2021
Tre Holloman, 2022, PG, Howard Pulley— RecruitLook Hoops (@RL_Hoops) May 25, 2021
Tre put his full game on display at our MN Showcase last weekend. He's making his case as the top PG in the entire country. #RLHoops #CrossoverCulture @Tretrehoops @PulleyHoops @Redtapez_ @AveryQuad @TyrisFilms pic.twitter.com/LU2kXfnA0O
NJ Benson, 2022, 6'7, Forward, SW Illinois Jets... has had himself a big weekend in KC. He continues to be one of the fastest-rising prospects in the country. Stock is 📈. @Nj_rudd7 @Coachmcmurray @coachdanamorgan @HardwoodEvents #RLHoops pic.twitter.com/EfTZLjOtO8— RecruitLook Hoops (@RL_Hoops) July 17, 2021
Highlights from an unforgettable 17u Championship game on the RecruitLook Hoops Crossover Culture Circut. Young & Reckless knocks off Howard Pulley on a deep 3 from Jaehshon Thomas at the buzzer. @YnRbball @PulleyHoops @OntheRadarHoops #RLHoops #Elite32 pic.twitter.com/kA6HboOmv8— RecruitLook Hoops (@RL_Hoops) July 11, 2021
RecruitLook Hoops| Some Media Coverage In 2021
We provide unparalleled recruiting coverage throughout the year on teams & players in the RecruitLook Hoops Circuit. College coaches are finding their next recruiting classes from our coverage!
2023 Assane Diop is a 6’10 PG that is getting the attention of several High Major schools. A long and rangy athlete, has good handles and change of direction moves off the bounce, sees the floor well. His perimeter skill development will only boost his stock more. #RLHoops pic.twitter.com/Gy1fgGzgz1— RecruitLook Hoops (@RL_Hoops) April 25, 2021
The Show Goes On...— RecruitLook Hoops (@RL_Hoops) April 22, 2021
This event has some firepower with nationally ranked recruits & under-the-radar hoopers looking to breakout. Get your 🍿 ready! #RLHoops
College Coaches: https://t.co/fJpOX4OaQS
Schedule: https://t.co/vqURmLaCIH pic.twitter.com/pxG9Ph7LFF
RecruitLook Hoops | Event Pictures
We are capturing memorable moments from every tournament we host — and then providing those cherished moments for FREE to teams and players.
RecruitLook Hoops' Larry Hughes Elite Camp
RecruitLook Hoops was proud to present the Larry Hughes Elite Camp 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 2022, 2023, and 2024 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
2020 Event Highlights
The 2020 RecruitLook Hoops League took an interesting twist when a worldwide pandemic altered our plans. We had to rearrange our entire schedule and fit 3 events in a 3-week window when the country opened back up.
We had some great events with good teams and were still able to provide hundreds of college coaches the opportunity to watch players via our live stream.
2019 Event Highlights
The 2019 RecruitLook Hoops League was loaded with talent yet again. Hundreds of college coaches came out to watch the players.
The League featured 5-star players down to the unknowns looking for more recruiting exposure. We traveled to Omaha, Kansas City, and Atlanta.
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.