Prep Hoops began in March of 2012 to fill a gap in the coverage of college-bound prospects. The top players were being followed and publicized, but there remained a significant number of talented, potentially college-bound prospects that weren’t getting the coverage they deserved.
As a result, Northstar Hoops Report was born in Minnesota. It was an immediate success and led to the subsequent launch of Prep Hoops Iowa in April 2014. Within 18 months, Prep Hoops began their expansion across the country with the ultimate goal of offering comprehensive prospect coverage in every state.
By covering prospective players in all divisions – Division 1, Division 2, Division 3, NAIA D1 and D2, and Junior College – Prep Hoops helps student-athletes fulfill their dreams.
Today, Prep Hoops is in 31 states from coast to coast with plans for continued expansion. Our staff of over 100 contributors constitutes the largest prep basketball staff in the country, giving us the unique ability to cover thousands of prospects each year. 
Our year-round coverage includes in-depth, comprehensive analysis of each state’s high school, grassroots, and recruiting scene. Each month, our staff publishes 1,500+ articles combined.
In addition to our articles, the Prep Hoops staff ranks more high school basketball prospects than any other media outlet. Each state produces its own rankings for each class. Prep Hoops also offers free national rankings for the classes of 2019, 2020, and 2021.

In addition to publishing the most comprehensive grassroots, high school, recruiting coverage and analysis, Prep Hoops runs first-class tournaments and showcases. In 2018, Prep Hoops’ fall showcase series, the Top 250 Expo, hosted 3,000 prospects over sessions in 24 states.

In 2018, Prep Hoops hosted teams in 15 tournaments, where our writers were on-site providing coverage and analysis on prospects at all levels, with write-ups available online to our over 400+ college-coach subscribers.

In October of 2018, Prep Hoops announced the new format for their 2019 spring and summer tournaments – the Prep Hoops Circuit. An independent grassroots circuit with 3 regions, 13 qualifying events, and 3 regional finals.

With significant changes to the NCAA viewing periods in 2019, the Prep Hoops Circuit aims to maximize the visibility, experience, and competition of elite shoe circuits while providing the logistical and financial flexibility that is required to be an efficient independent grassroots platform. The comprehensive media coverage, live streaming, and excellence in event operations that tournament participants have come to expect at all Prep Hoops events will continue to be an emphasis of the Prep Hoops Circuit.

A full list of qualifying events can be found at




In the winter of 2017, Prep Hoops launched RecruitMe, an online platform that serves as an intermediary for high school players and college coaches. In RecruitMe, players create their ‘Recruiting Resume’ and join a database where college coaches can watch highlights, read stats, and learn about performance in the classroom.

As Prep Hoops continues to expand our online coverage, events, and RecruitMe, the goal remains the same: to continue to be the most comprehensive resource for high school basketball evaluation and recruitment in each state and, ultimately, the country.