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 eight years. As a former collegiate head coach, and now serving as a coach for Warwick Workouts and Avera Select, he has ties to the regional high school basketball scene.

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Caleb Christensen

Caleb Christensen
Caleb graduated from South Dakota State with a major in Journalism and a minor in Social Media. Caleb has been involved with basketball his whole life as a player and a coach's grandson. He currently is a Graduate Assistant for Athletic Communications at Augustana while also pursuing his Masters in Sports Administration and Leadership.

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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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