10 Class of 2019 Prospects Ready to Blow Up This Spring

The AAU travel season kicks off on Friday. Here are 10 class of 2019 prospects who are ready to see their stocks and recruitments rise going into the spring evaluation period. Josh Cash – 2019 – F – Wisconsin Swing An energy player that affects the game in a variety of ways, Cash should be[…]

Who’s About to Blow Up: Sleepers and Potential Stock-Risers at States

At least a couple players are bound to shoot up recruiting boards after strong performances at the State Tournament. While everyone else will be scrambling to find information about the surprise stars from the coming weekend, here’s your insider heads up on who is primed for a break-out. Nathan Bruns (2019), 6’6” W, Marion Local[…]

Every Final Four Team’s Most Important Player

No matter how rigid a defense, how cohesive an offense, how excellent a gameplan, one-possession basketball games almost always come down to a guy. The guy. Remember last year? That Trotwood versus St. Vincent-St. Mary State Semifinal game. Trotwood was arguably the best team in Ohio at the time. STVM was executing at a high[…]

5 Players to watch from the Yakima Valley

For years the Yakima Valley has produced high level basketball players. Here is a short list of players that have caught my attention so far this season. Brock Ravet– Kittitas 6’1’’ Junior Guard. Ravet is averaging 28 ppg for Kittitas high school. He is the whole package as a guard. He is a knock down[…]

Prospects Galore: Who Are The Deepest Teams In The State?

This season has shown yet again the incredible depth in terms of talent across the state of Idaho, in fact, new prospects seemingly pop up on our radar even at this stage in the season with a string of excellent performances to their credit. However, some teams in the state bolster a laundry list of[…]

Preview: 2018 Minnesota-Wisconsin Border Battle

A must-see event annually, the 2018 Minnesota-Wisconsin Border Battle, presented by the Wisconsin Basketball Yearbook, returns to Stevens Point High School on Saturday. Featuring some of the top teams and talent from the two states, the Border Battle is set to be an exciting day of hoops…   Top Games to Watch Minneapolis North (11-3)[…]

The Unranked – Six players to watch

As the calendar has turned to 2018, most high school and college basketball teams have begun to focus on district or conference play. Individual player performances will be magnified during this time as the pressure mounts from game to game. Colleges, while in the midst of their season, will be visiting gyms across their respective[…]

5 Storylines To Watch Entering Mid-December Weekend Of Hoops

With a heavy amount of hoops going down all over the state and beyond this upcoming weekend, Prep Hoops Idaho takes a look at the top 5 storylines to watch as we make our way through the month of December. There have been a ton of highlights from a number of prospects in the Gem[…]

Oregon Class 5A State Tourney Preview: 5 Stories, 5 Stars, 5 Sleepers

As the Oregon 5A state tournament kicks off Tuesday at historic Gill Coliseum on the campus of Oregon State, we take a look at 5 Stories, 5 Stars, and 5 Sleepers to be aware of.

Every good state tournament is full of intriguing stories, highlights, & areas of interest and this year is no different. Here are 5 stories to keep an eye out for as the week unfolds.
1. South Albany will make the 15 minute drive to Gill to play in the quarterfinals for the first time in school history. Standing in their way is Wilsonville the defending champs, led by future Beaver Zach Reichle. Can the 2018 guard tandem of Jake Costello and Jaden Guilford ride what’s sure to be an energized home crowd to one of the biggest upsets in state tournament history?
2. Summit, the #4 seed has won a slew of state titles in recent years, including track, football, baseball, and more. To this point, they haven’t broken through in basketball, with just a handful of state tournament appearances to their name. With a likely move to 6A starting in the fall of 2018, the Storm’s chances to add the blue trophy for basketball are likely running out.

Colorado 5A Great Eight: 10 Burning Questions

The Coliseum field is all set. Saturday’s action in the state quarterfinals includes Eaglecrest, Denver East, Grandview, Rock Canyon, ThunderRidge, Chatfield, George Washington and Fort Collins. Each of these teams has had an incredible season in its own right. Some started out on fire. Others overcame early adversity to hit their stride at the right[…]

5A Playoff Preview: Lower-Seed Sleeper Teams To Watch

While the official 5A state playoff bracket won’t be released until sometime Sunday, it isn’t too early for us to get a jump on previewing what should be a thrilling tournament that could feature good depth and talent in every round.

Today we want to take a look at some of the sleeper teams that aren’t necessarily on the radar but who could make some noise — and possibly pull an upset or two — when the tournament tips off next week.

In this edition we are looking at teams seeded Nos. 24-48 in the current RPI standings on CHSAANow.com. Those seedings, of course, could change a little bit between now and Sunday, but for the purpose of this article they should remain close enough to approximate their positioning for the playoffs. Records provided are the marks for teams entering Tuesday night’s action.

Let’s have a look:

New Senior Names to Know: Class AAA

New senior names earn their spot every year and help programs win a large number of games. Here are some potential players ready to step up and make an even bigger impact.