Sudanese Basketball: On The Rise in Minnesota

Sudan’s recent history has certainly been tumultuous. This is a country that has seen on-and-off civil war since the 1950s. The Second Sudanese Civil War, which stretched from 1983 to 2005, led to the deaths of over two million Sudanese people and displaced another four million across the world. The new country of South Sudan,[…]

Louisiana Class of 2018 Rankings: New Faces pt. 2

Devonta Harris 6’0 G Crescent City New Ranking: 38 Devonta is another very talented guard from Crescent City that has used an impressive summer to vault his way up our rankings. He has a very quick first step, and is able to get into the paint with ease. He also has the ability to hit[…]

Bluff City LIVE: Top Slashers

With college coaches on hand, there emerged a number of elite slashing prospects during Bluff City LIVE (July 21-23).  The following are wonderful slashers who made their case this July. 2020 WG Jakel Williams (Memphis Showtime 15u) — Wiry and strong Jakel Williams sliced to the basket with regularity Friday night.  He has that special[…]

Bluff City LIVE: Top Passers

Bluff City LIVE enabled numerous Tennessee talents to compete in front of college coaches. 2020 PG Lawrence Pack (Memphis Showtime 2020)  — Pack sees the forward options very well.  Of course, AAU basketball tends to be open floor and fastbreak heavy.  In this setting, Pack certainly thrived.  He makes quick, accurate evaluations with the basketball and[…]

Prospect Spotlight: Corey Sawyer (2020)

Master’s Academy rising sophomore Corey Sawyer is another guy who knows no limit when it comes to scoring. He can get a bucket, at will. At the Raptors Elite ID4 Invitational, Sawyer was able to create his own shot and deliver from three when called upon. His handles are great, in-transition. If he’s driving to[…]

July Wrap Up: Class of 2019

The Prep Hoops Oregon staff was out and about in July catching Oregon teams playing in Bellevue, Salem, and Las Vegas.  We checked out as many Oregon and Southwest Washington players as possible.  Here is our news, notes, and impressions on the Class of 2019 after the final evaluation period. Best Performer:  Marcus Tsohonis      (Jefferson[…]

Recruiting Report: Sam Olson (2018)

Comets Little enjoyed its share of success during the grassroots season. Sam Olson was one of the main reasons why. Olson, a 6-foot-2 guard from Rocori, was one of the top players for Comets Little, using his shooting ability, defensive tenacity and basketball smarts to make an impact on a regular basis throughout the summer.[…]

Recruiting Report: Kelvin Murphy (2018)

One of Louisiana’s rising players for the 2018 is 5’10 PG Kelvin Murphy of Port Allen. He is fresh coming off a great summer playing with LA United out of Baton Rouge. “It was a great experience for me playing with LA united. I learned a lot more about the game playing along side other[…]

Prospect Spotlight: Byron Bynum (2018)

*Photo courtesy of Leila Navidi/Star Tribune* Byron Bynum is one of the top football players in the state, ranked as a top-25 prospect by Northstar Football News. He’s a heck of a basketball player too. Bynum spent the spring and summer playing grassroots with Minnesota Select Leafblad where he had an opportunity to play against[…]

Louisiana Class of 2018 Rankings: New Faces pt. 1

Christavious Thomas 6’5 F North Caddo New Ranking: 16 Thomas is a long, rangy, athletic forward that has had a big impact for North Caddo going back to his sophomore season playing with Robert Williams. He has all of the tools imaginable, and can be a huge difference maker on either end. His skill set[…]

2018 Trio Enter Senior Year As Early Commits

As August approaches, interest and offers are heating up for Kentucky’s 2018 prospects.  A trio of prospects have already made their decisions known.  As Kentucky’s only 2018 early-commits, Prep Hoops Kentucky spotlights the trio here.   Anthony Wales, Fern Creek High School – 5’11, Guard Wales committed to Samford much earlier than most.  Going into[…]

Live Period III: 2019 Recruiting

The third live period is over and the coaches have seen all they can see. Now, they return home and make final decisions on their first wave of offers this summer. Many players in Indiana have picked up offers and some, they picked up many offers. Here is a recap of the last week of[…]

Powerhouse Hoops 16u Black

Overview Club season has come to a close, allowing us to reflect on the events of the past few months. The talent level across the state appears to be on the rise, college programs are noticing, and Arizona based teams are beating storied programs from across the country. One team that epitomizes all of that[…]

Live Period III: 2018 Recruiting

The third live period is over and the coaches have seen all they can see. Now, they return home and make final decisions on their first wave of offers this summer. Many players in Indiana have picked up offers and some, they picked up many offers. Here is a recap of the last week of[…]

What Did We Learn: 2020 Class

The end of July is usually a good way to end a season. With nothing really going on until Fall Leagues in September and October, we like to take stock of where we are at in the process in the development of the class. This is our look at what we know about the class[…]

Player Profile: Ty Rankin (2019/Grant HS/Portland Basketball Club)

Ty Rankin and the Grant Generals have been knocking on the door of the state’s elite for the past two seasons, we caught up with the talented 2019 guard who thinks that if things go well he and his teammates could be cutting down the nets in March. After serving as a varsity reserve for[…]

What Did We Learn: 2019 Class

The end of July is usually a good way to end a season. With nothing really going on until Fall Leagues in September and October, we like to take stock of where we are at in the process in the development of the class. This is our look at what we know about the class[…]

Monster Matchup: Mark Freeman versus Tyler Harris

July 22nd, 2017 The featured game of the Bluff City LIVE brought together two of the best AAU programs in the state, @M33MHoops and @TeamThad21.  Jointly the programs put together the budding event and hosted countless D1 coaches the last two years. Glance at the entire squads and then take a look at the wonderful[…]

Prospect Spotlight: 2018 Riley Demps (Video)

Appearances can be deceiving and opponents who take Riley Demps lightly learn quickly. The 6-foot-2 sharpshooter has a brachial plexus injury in his shoulder that doesn’t allow him to fully extend his right arm but his shooting arm is perfectly fine and he gets plenty of buckets with it on a game-in, game-out basis. Demps always[…]

RECRUITMENT UPDATES – WASHINGTON STATE

The AAU season is coming to an end and so is the live viewing periods for all collegiate coaches and soon to be prospects/recruits. As fall starts to creep up and high school basketball is back in full swing. Lets take a look at some of the notable offers received by some of our local[…]