Ryan James

Ryan James
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.

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Andrew Baker

Andrew Baker
Andrew has been around the regional basketball scene for the past six years. The Colorado native played in Denver at Johnson & Wales University where is was a 2010 NAIA All-American. Prior to moving to South Dakota, Andrew coached a year of high school basketball for Thornton High School in Thornton, CO. For the past six seasons, he has been a coach at Mount Marty College - the most recent four years serving as head coach. Andrew currently is a basketball trainer for Warwick Workouts and will cover prep hoops all over South Dakota.

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Caleb Christensen

Caleb Christensen
Caleb is a student at South Dakota State where he will major in Journalism. Caleb has been involved with basketball his whole life as a player and a coach's grandson. He currently has an internship with the Athletic Department on campus as a Sports Information Intern.

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Shane Hennen

Shane Hennen
Owner of Hennen Workouts, also a Coach at BBA since 2015, Shane is the definition of a Gym Rat. A graduate from Minneota High School, Coach Hennen went on to play college ball at Morningside University in Sioux City, IA. Graduating in 2015, he played all 4 years at Morningside and was a part of 2 National Tournament Teams. He was awarded the “Mustang Award” for his display of teamwork and hard work on and off the court. Shane runs skill work for Middle School, High School and Pro's. He also holds skill camps throughout the Midwest. Shane was also an assistant coach at DMACC.

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Matt Bigelow

Matt Bigelow
Matt Bigelow is the sports reporter at the Faribault Daily News and joins Northstar Hoops Report with nearly three years of sports writing experience. Matt graduated from North Dakota State University in 2014 and interned at 1390 the Fan in St. Cloud while in college. A 2009 graduate of Monticello High School, Matt played basketball and football - both teams are better now. That's probably not a coincidence. You can reach Matt here: Twitter -- @M_Biggs_ Email -- mbigelow25@yahoo.com

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