10 Best: John A Logan vs Rend Lake

PrepHoopsIllinois was in the house on Wednesday night for a little JUCO action between John A Logan and Rend Lake. Logan was without two of their key players and it showed early. Rend Lake played well in the opening half only trailing by four at the half. Logan turned it up another notch on both ends of the floor in the second stanza to cruise to an 84-59 win. Take a look at our 10 Best from the game!

Player Spotlight: Jamal King (2019)

There are some players that you don’t have to watch very long to see how special of a player that they are, and Jamal King is one of those players. Over the past few weeks and months I had heard about how talented this young man was from our good Ray over at RAM prospects, so I was excited to drop in and get a much closer look when they came to town play Trinity Christian

PrepHoops Updated 2017 Rankings

UNC commit Brandon Huffman moves up one spot from number five to the fourth slot after a strong first month of the season.

Temple commitment Justyn Hamilton moves up from the eighth position to the fifth best prospect in the lastest rankings.

Old Dominion commit Michael Hueitt Jr., moves up one spot to sixth.

UNC-Greensboro commit Kaleb Hunter dropped two spots to seventh.

10 Best: Windermere Prep vs. Tampa Catholic

In a meeting between two first-year Class 5A teams, Windermere Prep upended Tampa Catholic 59-58 on Wednesday night.

The Lakers ruined the Crusaders’ home season opener as they outscored Tampa Catholic 17-11 over the final quarter. Junior point guard Rahsaan Lewis led Windermere with 16 points while Kevin Knox posted a game-high 27 points for Tampa Catholic.

UPDATED 2019 Rankings: Biggest Risers

Offensively Kellogg’s always been a post, but he’s making a rather seamless transition into a stretch-four type guy, who at some point in the near future we could probably fully classify as a small forward. He’ll be a star at Ames the next three seasons.

Updated 2017 Prospect Rankings

NHR has finally produced our latest 2017 prospect rankings update after months of evaluating senior talent. Each year hundreds of kids from Minnesota land at programs from high major programs all the way down to D3 junior college programs and D3 junior varsity teams.

10 Best: Tournament of Champions

PrepHoopsIllinois attended the Tournament of Champions in Peoria on both Friday and part of Saturday. It has become one of our favorite annual stops to see some of the best prospects from Illinois and across the country. In our 10 Best Series we give out awards from the event.

Recruiting Report: Devonte Allen (2018)

“I feel like I’m under the radar because I’m a 6’5 power forward, and everybody else is a little bigger. I feel like just because of my height I’ve been overlooked,” said Allen, who laid out what he hopes occurs this winter with his recruitment.

Hamilton Christian Tournament: First Round Predictions

Taking place at Hamilton Christian this weekend is one of the major tournaments in the state of Louisiana. The tournament field is going to feature 11 teams Prep Hoops Louisiana has predicted to advance to the Top 28 this season. A single win in this tournament is going to be tough, and could end up[…]

Recruiting Report: Caleb Hoekstra (2017)

“I would hope that I start picking up more college interest from more NAIA or D2 schools, but I’m not too concerned about that. My focus is on winning a state championship this year, and if I do that the interest will come,” said Hoekstra.

Prospect Spotlight: Andre Gordon (2019)

“I’m looking for more colleges to actually come out and see me and how I play. And for me to show them that I’m good enough to play high-major D1, whether it be football or basketball,” he said. “I want to get myself out there and get my recruitment better than it is now.”

PHC Player of the Year Candidate: Daylen Kountz

With the countdown to the start of the 2016-17 season ticking down quickly, we are hitting the ground running with our season preview content.

Among the content we’ll providing periodically until the start of the season is a look at 20 candidates for the Prep Hoops Colorado Player of the Year Award. Our inaugural award last season went to Overland’s De’Ron Davis.

So who is today’s candidate?

Top Players in Region 11

Region 11 features on of the best players in the state and a group of other players that will play at the next level. This is one of the most competitive regions in basketball in 3A. Region 11 is made up of Logan, Juan Diego, Ridgeline, Ben Lomond, Morgan and Bear River. This region is[…]

Top Five Games To Watch On Opening Night

It’s finally here!

The 2016-17 season gets underway today with an exciting slate of games, and the action pours into a busy first weekend.

Let’s dive right into some of the best games of the season’s opening week:

Prep Hoops Top 10: Henrico vs. Hermitage

A rivalry that never lacks bad blood, this early season Conference 11 matchup was intriguing because Hermitage returns 11 of their 12 players from last year when they surprised a lot of people, and Henrico rolled out an entirely new lineup in their first game in the “post Buckingham era.” Hermitage got off to a[…]

New Senior Names to Know: Class A

When it comes to amount of teams and likely competing players, Class A is Minnesota’s biggest and most spread out. Today we try to connect Minnesota with some top Class A names few have heard of, yet.