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Ten Juniors Ready To Break Out This Spring

Ten 2020 prospects who could see their stock rise this spring AAU season.
March 25, 2019

#MNStateHoops19 – Class AA Top Performers

The Class AA quarters went as expected, Minneapolis North and Perham winning at Williams Arena, and Lake City and Minnehaha Academy moving on at Target Center. Here are the day's top players. 
March 20, 2019

Minnesota Playoff Central: Saturday

Three fields of the 2019 Minnesota High School Basketball Tournament have been set, the fourth will be set tomorrow.  Minnesota Playoff Central is now!
March 16, 2019

Five Things to Know: 4AAAA Semi-Finals

East Ridge and Cretin-Derham Hall earned their way to the 4AAAA section finals last night with wins over St. Paul Central and Tartan respectively.  NHR was in the building taking in all the action. 
March 12, 2019

Minnesota Playoff Central: Tuesday

Monday was the Weather Game Replay Night which led to a packed evening of basketball.  Surprises?  Not many but several monster performances.
March 12, 2019

Recruiting Report: Detavius Frierson (2020)

Park Center junior wing Detavius Frierson has surely been one of the biggest stock raisers of the 18-19 high school season.  Frierson is the third leading scorer for the undefeated and number one ranked Pirates. 
January 4, 2019

Gameday Match-Up: East Ridge vs Cretin-Derham Hall

East Ridge and CDH have quickly become rival programs because of the talent on their rosters, plus they are both section and SEC rivals. Game time is 7pm tonight!
December 14, 2018

Tuesday Night Preview & Predictions

Tuesday night is typically the most full schedule wise and this evening there are 146 games games being played around the state.  Here are ten to keep an eye on along with a short preview and prediction. 
December 4, 2018

Recruiting Report: David Roddy (2019)

David Roddy was at Northwestern last weekend, will be at Wyoming next weekend.  David spoke with Prep Hoops about his football year and his basketball recruitment today. 
October 16, 2018

Recruiting Report: Kendall Brown (2021)

East Ridge standout sophomore Kendall Brown is a top 25-30 level player in the country and yesterday he earned his first high major offer, and it comes from the hometown Minnesota Gophers. 
September 30, 2018

The 2021 Minnesota Talent Preview

The next step in rankings is the initial 2021 prospect listing that will come out shortly. Who are some of the names you will see on the list?
August 28, 2018

Minnesota 2022: The Players to Watch

There is a lot of excitement surrounding the Class of 2022 talent in Minnesota as it appears to be strong group all around. NHR looks at a few of the standouts to know heading into the winter season.
August 27, 2018

17U Post Season-Series: 2020, will it be the best ever?

The 2020 class of Minnesota talent has consistently been referred to as the deepest group of talent since 2009, so with that being the case, could Minnesota teams make their best impact nationally, ever?
August 18, 2018

17U Post-Season Series: The Top Need

There is a real chance that next year Minnesota could have THREE teams ranked at 17u nationally at some point. But before that happens, we step into the "need" category, as in what our teams need to add to become the teams they want to be.
August 14, 2018

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 13, 2018

Francisco’s Finest: Las Vegas Classic (Underclassmen Standouts)

Francisco’s Finest: Las Vegas Classic (Underclassmen Standouts)
August 10, 2018

17U Post-Season Series: The Moment

What is the moment to remember from the 17U season? For many teams there are many but for us at NHR these are the moments that will etched in our minds from this 17u season, team by team.
August 10, 2018

Recruiting Report: David Roddy (2019)

In Minnesota we've spent many night wondering when that first high major offer would come for David Roddy it did from Northwestern about two weeks ago. It was followed by Nebraska and last night Minnesota.
August 10, 2018

Francisco’s Finest: Las Vegas Classic (2019 Surprises)

Francisco’s Finest: Las Vegas Classic (2019 Surprises)
August 10, 2018

17U Post-Season Series: Playing Up, Playing Well

Today we emphasize the "Under" in the 17 and Under level of play.  What young players stepped forward and played very well at the 17u level?  NHR gives you those names now. 
August 9, 2018

Francisco’s Finest: Las Vegas Classic (2019 Standouts)

Francisco’s Finest: Las Vegas Classic (2019 Standouts)
August 8, 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 8, 2018

17U Post-Season Series: Expectations Met?

Over the next several days NHR 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 State Team

The 2020 class of talent in Minnesota will be one of the best ever. Some players competed at 17u while others played 16u and competed for some of the best teams in the Midwest. Here is this year's 16U all state team comprised of players from Minnesota 16U teams.
August 6, 2018

The 17U All State Team

Four months of 17u basketball ended last weekend in Las Vegas but several players from Minnesota 17 and Under teams had fantastic seasons and we honor those seasons today with the 17U All State Team.
August 3, 2018

Prep Hoops Wisconsin All-July Evaluation Period Teams

Who were the top players in the month of July?
August 2, 2018

Vegas Classic: Fury in Vegas, Malik-Roddy-Fink Impress

Another trip to Las Vegas, another big set of Minnesota victories, another Minnesota Fury victory over a shoe team, and another day that Malik Willingham was the best in show.
July 31, 2018

The Final 17u Rankings

After four long months of basketball, NHR gives you our final top 25 for the 17u season. Another year of Minnesota teams competing, and succeeding against the best teams in the nation.
July 30, 2018

Minnesota Invades Vegas: Five Thursday Standouts

There are 22 17u teams and overall 40 Minnesota teams in all from the top three divisions.  Here is a quick run down of some of the Minnesota kids are that played well on Thursday. 
July 27, 2018

Las Vegas Meet Minnesota! - 5 Players to Watch

Minnesota teams have historically made long tournament runs in Las Vegas and this year opportunity is everywhere as the 17U teams make their final run.
July 26, 2018

Hardwood Classic: Top Snipers (Part II)

The rest of last weekend's sharpshooters
July 26, 2018

Hardwood Classic: Top Snipers (Part I)

Highlighting some of the sharpshooters from Lawrence, Kansas
July 25, 2018

17U Basketball - The Final Week - Where Are They?

Looking to get one last look at the 17U players in South Dakota?  We give you a rundown of where they are, what they are playing in, and who they may face.
July 25, 2018

Team Rankings: 16u top 25

The 16u level in Minnesota saw Fury Kline win the Summer Classic, D1 Minnesota play in the Adidas title game, and Gain Elite as well as Howard Pulley have strong weekends out on the road.
July 23, 2018

Hardwood Classic (Kansas): Sunday Standouts

Which guys were showing out Sunday in Kansas?
July 23, 2018

HARDWOOD: Kansas’ All-Tournament

Prep Hoops takes a look at some of top performers n Lawrence.
July 23, 2018

KC Hardwood Classic: Five Minnesota Standouts

Prep Hoops had a few guys watching the 17u talent in Lawrence, Kansas this week and with the games all wrapped up here are five players that really caught our eye.
July 22, 2018

Hardwood Classic (Kansas): Sunday Recaps

What went down Sunday morning in Lawrence?
July 22, 2018

KC Hardwood Classic: Panthers are 3-0

Howard Pulley EYBL has earned themselves a 3-0 start in the KC Hardwood Classic and NHR has watched the majority of their games so far. Here are Five Things to Know with the Panthers being 3-0.
July 21, 2018

Hardwood Classic (Kansas): Friday Standouts

Iowa and Missouri guys who were impressive on Friday in Lawrence
July 21, 2018

Hardwood Classic (Kansas): Friday Game Recaps

What went down Friday afternoon in Kansas?
July 20, 2018

Chicago Summer Jam: Sunday Standouts

Terrence Shannon highlights group of Sunday Standouts at Chicago Summer Jam!
July 17, 2018

UA Challenge: Minnesota players Sizzle

Grassroots Sizzle went to Atlanta and played four close, entertaining basketball games for a 2-3 record. The Sizzle would of liked another win or two, but several of their players will come home feeling better about themselves.
July 16, 2018

Chicago Summer Jam: Saturday Standouts

Trey Boston & Tyler Cochran headline Chicago Summer Jam Saturday Standouts!
July 15, 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

Minnesota 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 Minnesota 17 and Under, the players you need to see and where those players will be this Wednesday through Sunday. 
July 9, 2018

Recruiting Report: Zeke Nnaji (2019)

Six-foot-11 Hopkins power forward Zeke Nnaji found that commitment to work in the weight room to go with his four star basketball ability was the perfect ingredient to make him one of the top frontcourt prospects in all of the 2019 class nationally.
July 3, 2018

Recruiting Report: Jaeden King (2019)

As a junior Jaeden King stretched the floor for the state champion Cretin-Derham Hall Raiders with his 14 points per game (third on the team). Now King is preparing for a huge senior year.
July 2, 2018

The Roundball Remix Preview

This weekend at Burnsville High School the Roundball Remix event (put on by Team Get Shook) will have a lot of solid names competing and today NHR takes a look at the competition. 
June 29, 2018

Success on the hardwood.... And the gridiron

From our friends at, we're counting down some of the best basketball/football talents in the state.
June 27, 2018

Recruiting Report: Jalen Dearring (2019)

Nobody is in the gym more than Minnetonka guard Jalen Dearring. This young guard improves daily which is why he is one of the top 25 players in the upcoming senior class.
June 27, 2018

Recruiting Report: Antwan Kimmons (2019)

Tartan won 22 games a year ago and had the best statistical defense in Class AAAA. The leader is Antwan Kimmons, a point guard that has battled his way into regular EYBL minutes for the Howard Pulley Panthers.
June 26, 2018

Recruiting Report: Bennett Otto (2019)

Champlin Park wing Bennett Otto scored 17 a game this winter and followed that up playing a solid role with the Howard Pulley Panthers. Otto also recently received a scholarship offer from Augustana.
June 22, 2018

Recap: Wisconsin Team Camp Day 2

Who stood out on day two of Wisconsin's team camp?
June 17, 2018

Recap: Wisconsin Team Camp Day 1

Who stood out on day one of the Wisconsin team camp?
June 15, 2018

Five Things to Know: Howard Pulley Sunday

NHR spent Sunday following the pair of games that Howard Pulley played closely and had the following five take-a-ways from their EYBL games.
May 28, 2018

17U Takes Center Stage Memorial Day Weekend

Chicago, Hampton, and Sioux Falls!  The big venues for Minnesota teams this extended Memorial Day weekend.  Many will be enjoying the beautiful weather but some of Minnesota's best have big things on the line on the court.
May 24, 2018

Team Rankings: 17u top 25

Most of the top ten was vacant this past weekend but Howard Pulley and Fury Wilde played in the events they hosted.  Minnesota teams were in Fargo, the North Metro, South Metro, and Iowa this week and today we have an updated top 25.
May 21, 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

17U: The Numbers to Know

Three Minnesota teams are playing on shoe/ny2la circuits that have kept statistics for all of the games. Curious about some of the top numbers to know?  Me too.  So we did some research.
May 18, 2018

The Howard Pulley Invitational Preview

The tournament that has been around as long as any is the Howard Pulley Invitational.  There are familiar names once again taking part in this year's event out in Maple Grove.
May 16, 2018

Battle at the Lakes: 17U Saturday Night

The Battle at the Lakes became Jamison Battle's conquering of the Lakes on Saturday evening as the D1 Minnesota wing took a fun game for both, into a fun game for the Battle supporters.
May 13, 2018

Recruiting Report: Zeke Nnaji (2019)

The 12 journey of Zeke Nnaji has been fun to enjoy. Nnaji spoke with Prep Hoops about his year and recent visit.
May 11, 2018

Jayhawk Invitational Recap: The Shooters

Some of the top marksmen at the Jayhawk
May 7, 2018

Preview: Jayhawk Invitational

Talented field of teams at the Jayhawk
May 4, 2018

David Roddy Video

Roddy Chats Recruiting at EYBL
April 30, 2018

EYBL: Scott's Friday Standouts

Stars Shine on Friday
April 27, 2018

Live Period 2: Shoe Company Teams Preview

Preview of Illinois Based Shoe Company Teams
April 26, 2018

Team Rankings: 15u top 20

The NHR Grassroots team rankings are updated grabbing all the results from around the country as well as locally in Lakeville, Sioux Falls, and Omaha. Howard Pulley won the 15u Select Classic improving to 10-1!
April 25, 2018

Shoe Circuit: Nike EYBL Session II

We preview the upcoming live period at Nike EYBL and the Indiana based teams.
April 24, 2018

Team Rankings: 17u Week 3

D1 Minnesota remains unbeaten, Howard Pulley and Grassroots Sizzle were solid on the circuit, Fury Wilde was in the elite eight of the Jam Fest, Comets Lewis was undefeated in Dallas, Heat MacDonald made the Omaha title game, Rip City won the Select Classic, and Crossfire Belle won the Spring Jam.
April 23, 2018

Dallas Day 1: Phenom Wins Border Battle With Pulley

Phenom University won in its EYBL debut by edging Howard Pulley.
April 20, 2018

Live Period: Gauntlet (Gold) x EYBL Preview

A Preview of the 2 Shoe Company teams of VA.
April 19, 2018

Shoe Circuit: Nike EYBL Session I

We preview the upcoming live period at Nike EYBL and the Indiana based teams.
April 18, 2018

The Select Classic Preview

This weekend 90 teams will be in Lakeville for the Select Classic including 24 teams at the 17u level and 19 in the 16u level of play.
April 17, 2018

Recruiting Report: Antwan Kimmons (2019)

After a mass graduation a year ago the Tartan Titans were still able to put together a strong 22 win season. The key ingredient to this new squad carrying on the Tartan success? Junior Antwan Kimmons.
April 17, 2018

16U Team Rankings: Week 1 Top 25

Our initial rankings for the 16u division in the state of Minnesota.  See our first top 25 now. 
April 10, 2018

Recruiting Report: Bennett Otto (2019)

Six-foot-4 wing Bennett Otto of Champlin Park scored 16.5 points with 3.4 rebounds and 3.4 assists a night and now it’s time for the 17u season with Howard Pulley.
April 10, 2018

Super 16: Sunday Standouts (Part II)

More standout guards from last Sunday in Ames
April 10, 2018

Recruiting Report: Jaeden King (2019)

Cretin-Derham Hall junior shooter Jaeden King helped the Raiders to a 17-18 state championship. In the title game King was the Raider leading scorer, and now he's ready to look to the future.
April 9, 2018

Super 16: Sunday Game Recaps

Recapping Sunday's Super 16 action from Ames
April 8, 2018

Recruiting Report: Jalen Justice (2019)

Jalen Justice of Robbinsdale Cooper is a guy that schools should have eyes on when the 17u season starts this weekend. NHR caught up with Jalen this week.
April 6, 2018

17U Run-Through: Howard Pulley

The Howard Pulley Panthers released their roster today, so who better to start with as we begin our previews leading up to the opening tournaments in two weekends (for most).  
March 29, 2018

Section 4AAAA Semi-Finals: The Standouts

The best were at their best on Saturday in Hastings when Cretin-Derham Hall and East Ridge proved to be the best of the section best in hard fought victories.  NHR was there to view all the action. 
March 11, 2018

UPDATED 2016 RANKINGS: By the Numbers

Breaking down the updated 2016 prospect rankings
February 4, 2016

Howard Pulley EYBL 17U

Howard Pulley EYBL 16U