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17U Post-Season Series: The Returning Line-Up

The importance/relevance of Grassroots Basketball has grown massively in the past ten years so the 2019 season is already on our minds.  What do programs have back/coming up?  We give you the rundown of next year's returning talent with a 17u 2019 starting five. 
August 14, 2018

Minnesota Prospects: 2019 Best Available

There has been a flurry of commitments in Minnesota's 2019 class, but who is still available? What is still available? NHR gives you names to look into at various positions.
August 10, 2018

17u Post-Season Series: The Stock Raisers

The Grassroots season will always have players that prove themselves better than nearly everyone expected. Team by team we give you the top stock raiser from the 17u level.
August 9, 2018

Recruiting Report: Maleeck Harden (2019)

Recruiting Report on ECI/Moorhead forward Maleeck Harden
August 8, 2018

17U Post-Season Series: Expectations Met?

Over the next several days PHD is going to tackle several different items from the 17u season in relation to players, teams, and events.  We start with what teams met expectations, what teams exceeded expectations, and what teams underachieved. 
August 7, 2018

The 16U All Dakotas Team

The 16U level in the PHD area had a different type of season. Attack was head and shoulders above others while several teams really surprised. Here is our 16u All State Team.
August 6, 2018

The 17U All Dakotas Team

With the 17U season coming to a close it's now time to honor the top players from the various teams that competed in the many different events the past four months. Congrats to the 17U All Dakotas Team.
August 3, 2018

Recruiting Report: Mason Walters (2019)

Recruiting Report on Jamestown forward Mason Walters
July 31, 2018

Recruiting Report: Christian Kuntz (2019)

Recruiting Report on West Fargo Sheyenne guard Christian Kuntz
July 31, 2018

D1 Summer Classic: Friday Night

Local talent took the court at Shakopee High School with several coaches watching over the rail. Who performed well in front of those coaching staffs Friday night? Prep Hoops breaks it down now.
July 21, 2018

First Look: The D1 Summer Classic

Roughly half of the top 25 17u teams in Minnesota as well as good programs from Iowa and North Dakota will be competing in the D1 Summer Classic this week in Shakopee.  Today we take our first look at the D1 Summer Classic. 
July 18, 2018

North Dakota 17U (wk 2): Who To See & Where They’ll Be

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. 
July 18, 2018

Team Rankings: 17u top 15

This weekend at the Summer Slam the South Dakota Attack earned themselves a 17u title while grabbing a bit of revenge from two weeks ago against ECI, with a semi-final victory.
July 16, 2018

The SPBL Preview

This weekend the Sanford Pentagon Basketball League will run parallel with the Summer Slam in Sioux Falls.  It's their third and final weekend of play.
July 13, 2018

Summer Slam/SPBL 17U Prospect Preview

Looking for talent in Sioux Falls this weekend?  Here is a list of talent you need to see before you walk into the Pentagon over the weekend.  The Summer Slam/SPBL talent list. 
July 13, 2018

Summer Slam Preview

Want to see the best players in both North Dakota and South Dakota compete against one another? Your best chance is Summer Slam this weekend! The preview is here.
July 13, 2018

Summer Slam: 5 Reasons for D1s to stop by

Tonight at 9pm when the South Dakota Attack tip off against the Minnesota Matrix (9th ranked 16u in MN) there will likely be some D1 schools watching Matthew Mors. Mors isn't the only reason to head to Sioux Falls for D1s.
July 13, 2018

Minnesota 2019s: Next Up for that D1 Offer

At the moment there have been nine players in the Minnesota 2019 class that have received scholarship offers from division one schools. There will be more. But who? Today NHR gives you a run through of who could be next.
July 11, 2018

North Dakota 17U: Who To See & Where They'll Be

We are about 48 hours from tipping off the NCAA open period so today we give you North Dakota 17 and Under, the players you need to see and where those players will be this Wednesday through Sunday.
July 9, 2018

Recruiting Report: Macauley Young (2019)

As a junior, 6-foot-9 traditional low post center Macauley Young averaged 16 points, 11 rebounds, and a couple blocks a game leading Shiloh Christian to a 20-7 season. Saturday in the Twin Cities at the Senior Showcase Young showed why he had the success he did.
July 8, 2018

Prep Hoops Senior Showcase: The Beast From Beulah

The Prep Hoops Senior Showcase had a long list of talented North Dakota players competing at a high level and one of the most respected players in Burnsville was Chad Morsette of Beulah High School. 
July 7, 2018

Ten Top 2019 Prospects from the East Coast Invitational Team Camp

Ten Top 2019 Prospects from the East Coast Invitational Team Camp
July 3, 2018

Great Plains Alliance: ECI 17u & SD Attack 16u earn titles

North Dakota and South Dakota once again showed on the Grassroots basketball circuit that they can compete with some of the best teams out there as ECI and the Attack each brought home GPA first place championships.
July 2, 2018

Team Rankings: The 17u top 15

The ECI Prospects won the GPA in St. Cloud, BBA Force won the Dakota Showcase, and Barn Burner won the event in Aberdeen! Lots of change in the latest PHD top 15.
July 2, 2018

Great Plains Alliance: SD Attack & ECI make the Semis

The ECI Prospects and the SD Attack are representing North Dakota and South Dakota well respectively as each have qualified for the 17U GPA semi-finals.
June 29, 2018

Great Plains Alliance: Fury Defends Their Way to the Semis

The Great Plains Alliance continued on today with 14 of the 16 NSIC schools watching and all of the MIAC looking in.  What did they see? We break down the top performers now.
June 29, 2018

Great Plains Alliance: Thursday Night Standouts

With excellent match-ups lining the first day of the Great Plains Alliance, college coaches showed up in big numbers.  Who impressed? Prep Hoops was on hand to fill you in.
June 28, 2018

Great Plains Alliance: Thursday

The South Dakota Attack, ECI Prospects, and North Dakota Attack all opened their 2018 Great Plains Alliance with solid opponents.  Who impressed?  PHD fills you in now.
June 28, 2018

ECI Team Camp: Group B

Our final installment of the ECI Team Camp preview that will be in progress from Thursday- Sunday.
June 28, 2018

ECI Team Camp Preview: Group A

We take a look at Group A, a group that features the defending champs as well as some teams that may surprise you.
June 28, 2018

Recruiting Report: Maleeck Harden (2019)

Moorhead wing Maleeck Harden has been one of the top stock risers of the 17u season and he saw the improvement of his game get rewarded recently with an offer from USF.
June 28, 2018

ECI Team Camp Preview: Group C

Group C of the ECI Team Camp should be a competitive bunch as it features a nice mixture of young but talented teams.
June 27, 2018

ECI Team Camp Preview: Group D

We take a look at Group D of the ECI Team Camp that will take place in Jacksonville, NC this week
June 27, 2018

Great Plains Alliance: The Predictions

Who is going to win the big games this weekend up in St. Cloud? Prep Hoops attempts to give you our predictions today!
June 27, 2018

Great Plains Alliance: Prospect Guide

You've heard about how the GPA is the best attended D2 & D3 event of the year in our area over and over, so who will they be watching? Here is a quick run-through of talent. 
June 26, 2018

Great Plains Alliance: First Look

The Great Plains Alliance traditionally has more local D2, D3, and NAIA coaches in attendance than any other Upper Midwest event of the 17u season. Want to be looked at by those schools? The GPA is where you need to be. Today we take our first look at the event.
June 25, 2018

Class B: Next up in North Dakota (Part 1)

The Next Up Series moves on to the Class B level of basketball in North Dakota where some traditionally strong programs should still be good with some of the following players stepping into bigger roles.
June 14, 2018

Recruiting Report: Trey Wiest (2019)

Trey Wiest is coming off an excellent weekend at the ECI Spring Preview.  It's the most recent accomplishment for the six foot guard from Mandan. 
May 24, 2018

Team Rankings: 17u, 16u & 15u

The PHD team rankings have been updated to reflect the ECI Spring Preview and a few other events over the past weekend.  ECI Kretchman won the ECI Spring Preview going 5-0.
May 24, 2018

ECI Spring Preview: Top Performers

This past weekend in Fargo at the ECI Spring Preview, the ECI Prospects won the 17u level of play while the 16U level was won by The Alliance. PHD runs you through some of the top weekend performers.
May 22, 2018

SPTS Notebook: The Finals

The SPTS culminates next weekend in Sioux Falls with the championship round over Memorial Weekend. There is one round to go followed by the playoffs so we have a quick look at 17u and 16u.
May 20, 2018

Recruiting Report: Hayden Oberby (2019)

Hayden Overby of Thompson High will be at the ECI Preview this weekend at the ECI event playing with the North Dakota Attack and today we familiarize ourselves with the 6-foot-5 forward.
May 18, 2018

Preview of the ECI Spring Preview

It's that time of year once again for the ECI Spring Preview and PHD gets you ready for the event with today's look at the event.
May 17, 2018

Recruiting Report: Cadyn Schwabe (2019)

Three sport standout Cadyn Schwabe of Thompson has also found time to compete with North Dakota Attack this spring. PHD pulled Cadyn from his busy schedule to talk a little hoops today.
May 16, 2018

Battle at the Lakes: Top Snipers

Eight guys who were dead-eye at The Battle last weekend.
May 16, 2018

Battle at the Lakes: Saturday Afternoon Edina Standouts

Eight guys who were on point Saturday evening in Minneapolis
May 13, 2018

Battle at the Lakes: Friday/Saturday Game Recaps

Game summaries and standout players from the weekend in the Twin Cities
May 12, 2018

Team Rankings: 17u, 16u & 15u

Last weekend a few teams traveled to the Heat Invitational and Jayhawk Invite while the Pentagon Schoolers and ECI squads began SPTS and SPBS play. Here is the records/rankings update for the week.
May 10, 2018

Player Capsule: Macauley Young

At 6-foot-9, Macauley Young is one of the taller high school athletes in North Dakota. Now he wants to dominate the game even more in his senior season with Shiloh Christian.
May 9, 2018

Prospect Watch: Keaton Hoeg (2019)

Six-foot guard Keaton Hoeg of Fargo North is a firecracker of a competitor coming off a really strong junior season. Now he's battling with ECI.
May 9, 2018

Recruiting Report: Isaac Undlin (2019)

Isaac Undlin of M-L-S has been producing numbers for multiple years and now both his 17u season and his senior high school season looms. What is Undlin building off of? He spoke with PHD today.
May 8, 2018

SPTS Notebook: Week 1 Follow-Up

With Minnesota comprising half of the SPTS the league kicked off in Minnesota over the weekend. The results? Went as expected, for the most part.
May 8, 2018

Recruiting Report: Mason Walters (2019)

Mason Walters led Jamestown in scoring (16.3 points per game), rebounding (8.2), and blocks among other things as a 6-foot-6 junior front court player.  
May 4, 2018

The SPTS 16U Notebook

The SPTS 16u level will match-up several strong 16u squads in the area. Today we take a look at the 16u competition of the SPTS.
May 4, 2018

The SPTS 16U Preview

The SPTS 16u level will match-up several strong 16u squads in the area. Today we take a look at the 16u competition of the SPTS.
May 4, 2018

The SPTS Notebook: Week 1

The three weeks of SPTS play start tomorrow at Wayzata High School in the Twin Cities. Top games? Prospects to watch? How are the teams doing coming in? SPTS Notebook is back.
May 4, 2018

The Proving Grounds: Saturday Evening

As we move into Championship Sunday at the Proving Grounds in the Twin Cities we take a look at a few of the better performances from Saturday night and look at who is playing for gold on Sunday.
April 29, 2018

Team Preview: ECI 15U Kretchman

Who are the players to watch on ECI?
April 27, 2018

Team Rankings: 16u top Ten

Week one of the open period for Division one coaches meant more tournaments available and the 16u level of teams in North Dakota and South Dakota competed in Omaha and Sioux Falls this weekend.
April 24, 2018

The Spring Jam Preview

This weekend in Sioux Falls the annual Spring Jam will be played with teams from the surrounding states joining for a solid event.  PHD breaks it down today.  
April 18, 2018

Recruiting Report: Macauley Young (2019)

Shiloh Christian 6-foot-9 center Macauley Young led his team to state putting up 16 points and a dozen rebounds a game against a very difficult schedule. Steps were taken both as a team, and as an individual.
April 17, 2018

Comets Shootout: The 17U Talent Run Through

The massive amount of players that were in St. Cloud this week will result in a 3-4 day unloading of content from our NHR team on Minnesota talent. Today I share my notes on some things we liked from top players, and some guys that stood out more so than in the past.
April 9, 2018

Comets Shootout: Five Things to Know (from North Dakota)

The North Dakota Attack and ECI Prospects both represented North Dakota well at the 17u level of the Comets Shootout this weekend. PHD gives you our five takeaways from the weekend.
April 9, 2018

17U Run-Through: North Dakota Attack

This weekend the North Dakota Attack kicks off their year in the Comets Shootout in St. Cloud and today PHD gives you a look at the Attack's 17u squad. 
April 6, 2018

17U Run-Through: ECI Prospects

The ECI Prospects kick off their season this weekend in St. Cloud at the Comets Shootout. How is the team looking heading into their first event? PHD breaks it down.
April 5, 2018

Prospect Watch: Maleeck Harden (2019)

Moorhead wing Maleeck Harden made a good name for himself last 16u season with ECI and now he's made a name for himself scoring 27 in a big Spuds win over St. Cloud Tech last night in the first round of the playoffs.
March 7, 2018

ECI Select Sussenguth 17U

ECI Prospects 16U

ECI Selects 16U

ECI Prospects 15U