Prior to Prep Hoops Idaho, Pilato has served as a Recruiting Coordinator for Scorers 1st Sportmanagement. During which, Pilato helped manage Scorers 1st's scouting process and partnered with management in recruiting efforts at the college basketball, NBA Development League (G-League) and International levels while also building and maintaining relationships around the game based on the core values of Scorers 1st.
A graduate of Southern Oregon University, Pilato covered basketball during his time in college and relocated to Boise, Idaho where he produced online content for the Idaho Stampede in the NBA Development League and gained extensive experience working around professional basketball.
For the last eight years, Pilato has been actively involved in basketball in the Pacific Northwest as an independent consultant and a freelance writer where he covered the NBA D-League for SB Nation's Ridiculous Upside and had his work appear in The Oregonian and The Idaho Press-Tribune among other various media outlets. Pilato also operated D-League Digest and created the D-League Digest Newsletter, which provided in-depth analysis and scouting reports on teams and players around the NBA Development League based on his evaluations from attending weekly games, the NBA D-League Showcase and the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas.
Pilato lives with his wife Tara and son Cal in Boise, Idaho.
A look at the top 2019 rising prospects following our latest rankings update heading into Fall.
by: Gino Pilato Sep 5, 2018
Now that we have updated our state wide rankings, it's time to focus on specifics starting first with a look at the top bigs.
by: Gino Pilato Aug 22, 2018
Our 2021 rankings report as this class continues to add names while establishing itself a top tier.
by: Gino Pilato Aug 16, 2018
Our 2020 rankings recap as this group continues to gain attention recruiting wise and increases in depth.
by: Gino Pilato Aug 13, 2018
Our latest 2019 rankings recap with a look at who moved where and why?
by: Gino Pilato Aug 9, 2018
Idaho State entering the mix more this offseason as they look to focus in on Idaho talents.
by: Gino Pilato Aug 9, 2018
Exum Elite 16s Guard Jace Whiting Enjoys Successful Adidas Gauntlet NYC Trip, Also Picks Up An Offer
Exum Elite guard Jace Whiting had a successful showing in Adidas Gauntlet NYC and also picked up his first D1 offer.
by: Gino Pilato Jul 17, 2018
Prep Hoops Idaho takes a look at the FLITE 17U team which has a jam packed July schedule.
by: Gino Pilato Jul 14, 2018
Summer Snapshot: Northern Idaho Prospect Jack Kiesbuy Catches Us Up On His Summer With Eastern Washington Elite And More
Prep Hoops Idaho checks in with Jack Kiesbuy, as the northern Idaho prospect fills us in on his summer so far.
by: Gino Pilato Jul 6, 2018
Summer Snapshot: 2021 Gage Stoddard Staying Busy And Developing With Both Cache Valley Elite And High School Squad
Prep Hoops Idaho gets caught up with Grace's Gage Stoddard on his summer with both Cache Valley Elite and his high school team.
by: Gino Pilato Jul 2, 2018
College of Idaho continue their in state recruitment prowess as they land a big time 2018 player in Hunter Ranstorm.
by: Gino Pilato Jun 29, 2018
Prep Hoops Idaho checks in with head coach Jeff Lavender at New Plymouth to gauge his team's summer progress.
by: Gino Pilato Jun 26, 2018
Prep Hoops Idaho gets caught up with Amoro Lado as he enters a busy summer schedule.
by: Gino Pilato Jun 19, 2018
Following up on the College of Idaho team camp from the past weekend with a few quotes from some of the top players.
by: Gino Pilato Jun 13, 2018
A number of the state's top teams are set to play in the College of Idaho team camp this weekend, here's who were looking to watch for.
by: Gino Pilato Jun 6, 2018
An examination of what type of schools are focusing on Idaho's top basketball talent by way of the 2018 class signings.
by: Gino Pilato Jun 1, 2018
Prep Hoops Idaho catches up with big time 2021 prospect Jaylen Alexander on his Spring and Summer plans.
by: Gino Pilato May 30, 2018
Bishop Kelly's Henry Hunter dishes on his Spring with Flite and looks ahead to the Summer.
by: Gino Pilato May 25, 2018
Prep Hoops Idaho catches up with newly appointed College of Idaho head coach Colby Blaine.
by: Gino Pilato May 21, 2018
Prep Hoops Idaho checks in with Twin Falls big man Mitchell Brizee on his Spring season and a look at his Summer plans.
by: Gino Pilato May 18, 2018