Ryan has been covering high school basketball in Minnesota for the last decade. As a major contributor covering Gopher basketball, high school basketball for Breakdown Sports, and now Minnesota, South Dakota, and North Dakota on the Prep Hoops Network, Ryan has been the leading resource for hoops recruiting throughout the state, as well as the Midwest.
For Northstar Hoops Report and Prep Hoops Dakotas, Ryan is first and foremost the expert on team rankings, prospect rankings, as well as recruiting updates. He also contributes regular editorials covering all aspects of Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota high school basketball
Lastly, Ryan has been the JV basketball coach at Minnetonka High School, where he had been on staff for the last 4 seasons. Ryan previously coached at Henry Sibley, Tartan, and Simley since 2002-03. He has also worked with the Junior Wolves program, was a manager at the University of Minnesota under Clem Haskins, and was an all-conference/all-area performer at Austin High School.
It's been 24 hours since the open period started and Prep Hoops has been following the Minnesota teams very closely. Here's a quick run through of what we've observed thus far.
by: Ryan James Jul 19, 2018
The North Dakota 17 and Under teams hit the road once again only this time the trip is longer. Who should you see? Where will they be? We break it down today.
by: Ryan James Jul 18, 2018
Recruiting the South Dakota 2019 talent was easy in week one, everyone was in Sioux Falls. What about week two? Who to see & Where they'll be breaks down what players need a look and where they are playing.
by: Ryan James Jul 17, 2018
The NY2LA Next Level Invitational is a common event that Minnesota teams compete in every July. Several local players stood out so Prep Hoops dives in with Ten (Minnesota) Things to Know from Milwaukee.
by: Ryan James Jul 16, 2018