Posted On: 08/31/18 12:19 PM

Another month is in the books, and although August is typically one of the slower ones for hoops action, there was still plenty of off-court developments. Below, we’ll take a look at some of the pertinent news that took place the last 31 days.


Iowa’s Top 250 Expo Announced

As the Prep Hoops brand continues to grow, so too do the events we put on. This year, we will be bringing our late summer/early fall showcases to more markets than ever all across the country; Iowa’s is slated for Sept. 29 at Kingdom Courts in Des Moines. There’s been an overwhelming response from prospects around the state, this year’s edition of the showcase is shaping up to be the best in the four years we’ve had one in Iowa. Click here to see a sneak peak of what guys have registered early for the event. 


High School Season on the Horizon

As our Tony Roe so acutely pointed out on August 18th, there were exactly 100 days from that day until the start of the high school hoops season. What better time to start rolling out some way too early team rankings. Tony did just that, check them out below.

1A Rankings

2A Rankings

3A Rankings

4A Rankings 

Brauns Back With ‘Stormers

After spending a summer away from his original grassroots program, Iowa Barnstormers, Iowa City West big-man Even Brauns has decided to return. The 6’9 power forward — Iowa’s 2nd-ranked 2020 — spent his 16U offseason running with Wisconsin Playground Warriors; he picked up additional D1 offers from Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Toledo while playing with them (added to his Drake and Northern Iowa offers). Just yesterday, he announced via his Twitter that he’ll be re-joining Bowen Born, AJ Coons and Co. for his 17U season. 


August Offers/Commitments

     Bowen Born received a Drake offer

August 1Bowen Born (Norwalk) receives offer from Drake

August 1TJ Schnurr (Bishop Garrigan) commits to Morningside

August 1Japannah Kellogg (Ames) receives offer fro NJIT

August 1Logan Wolf (Cedar Falls) commits to Northern Iowa for football and basketball 

August 3Conner Hill (South Hamilton) commits to Morningside

August 4Trey Hutcheson (Linn-Mar) receives offer from Albany

August 6Keaton Mitchell (Wapello) commits to Truman State

August 6Jackson Molstead (Charles City) receives offer from William Penn and Presentation College

August 6 Keegan Murray (Cedar Rapids Prairie) receives offer from St. Cloud State

 Keaton Mitchell committed to Truman State

August 6Kris Murray (Cedar Rapids Prairie) receives offer from St. Cloud State

August 6Jace Davidson (Pocahonatas) commits to Morningside

August 6Jack Peterson (Sioux City East) commits to Morningside

August 9Nathan Johnson (Waukee) commits to Sunrise Christian Prep

August 9Jack Kelley (Don Bosco) commits to Morningside

August 10Quin Vesey (Indianola) receives offer from Briar Cliff

August 11Cliff McCray (Sioux City West) commits to SW Minnesota State

August 11 Jaren Nelson (Linn-Mar) receives offer from Quincy

         Cole Henry committed to UNI

August 13Cole Henry (Oskaloosa) commits to Northern Iowa

August 13Hunter Rickels (Calamus-Wheatland) commits to Luther 

August 14Ty Anderson (North Scott) receives offer from Northern Iowa 

August 16Ty Anderson (North Scott) commits to Northern Iowa

August 22Derek Krogmann (West Delaware) commits to Northern Iowa

August 23Jake Hilmer (North Linn) commits to Upper Iowa for basketball and baseball

August 24Zach Martinek (West Fork) commits to Morningside