2018 State Farm Holiday Classic championship: Bloomington Central Catholic vs. Quincy Notre Dame player evaluations

Bloomington Central Catholic gained an early edge over Quincy Notre Dame in the State Farm Holiday Classic small-school championship game and never let go despite a Raiders comeback. The Saints earned a 73-65 win over the Raiders in a meeting of central Illinois private Catholic schools. Central Catholic finished third in Class 2A last season and[…]

The Holiday Classic – Day 4 standouts

The final day of The Holiday Classic saw me hit three sites – the American Division, for an early morning rematch between Vista and LCC, the Mayor’s Division, for a fifth-place game and consolation championship, and the National Division for the third-place and championship game of the top bracket.  I’ve tried to spotlight some of[…]

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Allen Holiday Invitational: Unsigned Seniors

ALLEN — The In-N-Out Burger Tournament gave a few unsigned seniors a chance to shine on the big stage. Here are some of the athletes who seized the opportunity:   Alijah Comithier • 6’5” • SF • Cibolo Steele Comithier has a strong and lengthy body to go along with a versatile two-way skillset. He blocks shots,[…]

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Whataburger Final Recaps

Whataburger Final Recaps   Marcus Ervin / 6’3” / SF / Euless Trinity / 2019 Ervin has good offensive ability and athleticism. He grabbed multiple boards against Denton Guyer and was aggressive going to the cup on the offensive end.     Tyler McGhie / 6’4” / SG / Denton Guyer / 2020 Mcghie has[…]

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Purple Knight Classic Recap: Part 1

The 3rd annual Purple Knight Classic concluded on Saturday with host St. Augustine blowing by Thibodaux, 89-55, to win its second Purple Knight Classic title. The tournament included 14 teams and here’s a look at evaluations for the first six squads to take the floor. Also, click here to read up on St. Augustine’s run[…]

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Small School Elite 8: Week of January 1st

Today we debut a new weekly feature where we take a crack at a Small School Power Rankings of Oregon’s Class 1a-4a schools.  The poll will drop each Monday during the rest of the season and will attempt to identify the Elite 8 small schools regardless of class.  Overall records, opponents played and beaten, as[…]

Sophomore Sensations: Class 4A

Manny Austin, 6’1 G, Des Moines Hoover — 15.6 ppg (50.5 FG%), 2.0 spg  Currently checking in as PHIA’s 9th-ranked 2021, Austin is justifying the high-ranking with a stellar sophomore season. The Huskies are a mildly disappointing 6-3 at the break, and will rely heavily on Austin to get them back to elite status in[…]

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Purple Knight Classic Recap: St. Augustine Wins 3rd annual Purple Knight Classic

St. Augustine, Purple Knight Classic Results: W vs. McDonogh 35, 62-35 (1st Round) W vs. KIPP Renaissance, 71-38 (Quarterfinals) W vs. McMain, 68-46 (Semifinals) W vs. Thibodaux, 89-55 (Championship) Purple Knight Classic Recap: Part 1 St. Augustine solidified itself as a top contender for the Division I state title with their performance in the Purple[…]

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The Holiday Classic National Division Championship – Key takeaways

With a sellout – and largely partisan crowd, rooting on Mission Bay’s basketball team, the stage was set for a San Diego team led by a highly-recruited guard to claim the coveted National Division championship at the Torrey Pines Holiday Classic for the second time in three years. The Buccaneers, which entered the tournament as[…]

Best Available: 2019 Small Forwards

At the end of each month throughout the season, we will be diving into those players still on the board and looking at who fits where. Things can change in the span of a week so each month should provide us with a whole new view on the landscape. Today, we are looking at the[…]

Best Available: 2019 Shooting Guards

At the end of each month throughout the season, we will be diving into those players still on the board and looking at who fits where. Things can change in the span of a week so each month should provide us with a whole new view on the landscape. Today, we are looking at the[…]

Pentagon Hoop City Classic Saturday Recap

Saturday was the one and only day that the Hoop City Classic was in Sioux Falls. It proved to have a lot of talent, competitive games and a couple celebrities in attendance. Mike Miller, who the Hoop City Classic was formally named before accepting a coaching job at Memphis, was in attendance for the majority of[…]

Best Available: 2019 Point Guards

At the end of each month throughout the season, we will be diving into those players still on the board and looking at who fits where. Things can change in the span of a week so each month should provide us with a whole new view on the landscape. Today, we are looking at the[…]

9 Unsigned Players to Watch in 2019

There are a ton of really good players still to sign on with college programs as we turn the calendar to 2019. Here are some of the best ones worth checking out: Maleeck Harden, F, Moorhead Harden has blown up in the last year and change, going from a guy we ranked in the 40s[…]

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Happy New Year

 We have come to a close of another year and I would like to personally express my wishes for a happy New Year to all of the  followers, subscribers and fans of Prep Hoops Missouri.  The end of 2018 also brings to an end my third year of covering basketball as a member of the[…]

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Les Schwab Invitational – Stock Risers

As the annual Les Schwab Invitation wraps up its 4 day run at Liberty HS, we take a look at some of the Oregon prep players who improved their “stock” with their play in a loaded field.   Ben Gregg       6’8   Forward   (2021/Columbia Christian HS)   Without a question, no[…]

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Prospect Spotlight: Tyler Savage (2020)

Tyler Savage brings the best of both worlds as a true student-athlete. The versatile athlete, who is a standout on the basketball court as well as the gridiron, currently has a 3.4 GPA and is taking two AP classes. Savage mentioned that he is not receiving as much college interest for basketball as he is[…]

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Bigs who made a splash NEO Youth Elite Classic

Big men made their presence felt at NEO Youth Elite Christmas Tournament Dec. 27-29 at Garfield Heights; The three-day tournament featured some of the best teams and players in Northeast Ohio. Here is a list of the bigs who stuck out to me. Josh Irwin (2021), West Geauga The 6-6 sophomore was all over the[…]

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SD Team Rankings: Week 4

Four full weeks into the 2018-2019 season, the top ten rankings are taking shape.  There was not a lot of changes in each class but definitely some teams shuffling around after some big non-conference matchups across the state.   Class AA: Yankton continues to roll after an impressive showing at the Hoop City Classic.  SF[…]