Program Information






Ben Wilde

Minnesota Fury

Hard Work Region Preview: Minnesota Fury

Fury planning for big year on PH Circuit
February 12, 2019

Recruiting Report: Nathan Heise (2020)

One of the most enjoyable games of the year was watching Lake City 6-foot-4 guard Nathan Heise direct his team to a win at lead guard.  Heise continues to prove he is one of the state's more talented junior. 
February 5, 2019

Recruiting Report: Sam Nissen (2019)

Prior Lake is the second ranked team in the state and with a good week they could be #1 come Monday.  The Lakers have formed a strong chemistry led by guard Sam Nissen, a top 35-40 level senior in the state. 
January 9, 2019

Recruiting Report: Charlie Haff (2019)

Charlie Haff made the most of his first season playing AAU and is excited for the upcoming season with Edina
October 25, 2018

Recruiting Report: Zach Lea (2020)

2020 wing Zach Lea plays the roles that teams need.  Let's say that again, Zach plays the roles that winning teams need.  And colleges are noticing.  
October 2, 2018

Tuesday's Top Ten: The 2020 Must-See Others

You've looked at Twitter the past two weeks and you know who the top guys in the state of Minnesota are.  But, who are some names you should check out when you stop in the Twin Cities?  Tuesday's Top Ten has the names!
September 18, 2018

Recruiting Report: Isaiah Watts (2019)

Bloomington Jefferson wing Isaiah Watts made a name for himself with the Minnesota Fury and now enters his senior year with an exciting pair of seasons (football and basketball).
August 30, 2018

Recruiting Report: Tommy Jensen (2019)

In watching WOTN this 17u season there were times where Tommy Jensen would create and score in an explosive way of separation that had me wondering who I was watching. It was definitely the talented Lakeville North PG.
August 29, 2018

Recruiting Report: Sam Nissen (2019)

What will we remember from the Fury 17u year when it comes to Sam Nissen?  1) a top Minnesota 2019 shooter, 2) the game winner vs Houston Hoops EYBL, 3) success playing both guard spots. 
August 24, 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

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

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

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

Vegas Classic: Fury vs Fury? Kind of

Prep Hoops spent Friday at the Las Vegas Classic watching 16u talent finish up pool play.  Some of the games were lopsided, so we thought, who could do it better? Fury, or Fury?
July 28, 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

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

D1 Summer Classic: Friday Afternoon

The D1 Summer Classic got going earlier today and NHR has you covered from the first several hours of the event. Who won? Who played well? Get the info now.
July 20, 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 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

Great Plains Alliance: Saturday Minnesota Standouts

The first place honors at the Great Plains Alliance alluded the teams from Minnesota last Saturday, but there were several standouts including Moorhead, Minnesota's own Maleeck Harden.
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

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

Recruiting Report: Cole Nicholson (2019)

Chaska wing Cole Nicholson scored 23 points a game as a junior and took the Hawks into the top ten when nobody thought that was possible.  This summer Cole is working hard to accomplish his dreams of playing D1 basketball. 
June 29, 2018

Recruiting Report: Dane Zimmer (2019)

Hopkins power forward Dane Zimmer will be in St. Cloud the next three days with the Minnesota Fury working towards wins and opportunity. Dane has proved to be one of Minnesota's smartest and more talented 2019 bigs.
June 28, 2018

Recruiting Report: Mason Zick (2019)

We love the 17u season because it introduces players that some may not know and allows them to show what they can do against other top competitors their age. Mason Zick of Northfield is one of those players. See Mason this week at the GPA!
June 27, 2018

Recruiting Report: Sam Nissen (2019)

Prior Lake guard Sam Nissen looks to be that backcourt piece for Prior Lake, a team that has the talent to expand on 2017-18's 22-6 season. Sam has played well with the Minnesota Fury and has big goals for the next 12 months.
June 26, 2018

Recruiting Report: Jack Middleton (2019)

Edina guard Jack Middleton had a tremendous weekend at the Breakdown Summer State Tournament showing not only that he can defend and shoot at a high level, but score and rebound with some of the best.
June 25, 2018

Recruiting Report: Charlie Gorres (2019)

At Park of Cottage Grove the time is now. Time for the Wolfpack to turn the corner, time for Charlie Gorres to stay healthy and show the state what he can do. It's an exciting time.
June 20, 2018

Recruiting Report: Isaiah Watts (2019)

Grassroots Basketball opens a lot of doors for guys the general hoops public may not have know about, and a good example is Isaiah Watts from Bloomington Jefferson. Watts has been an excellent player for the Minnesota Fury this 17u season.
June 19, 2018

Team Rankings: The 17U Top 25

The Minnesota Fury won the SPTS over the weekend picking up four wins to earn the crown.  They highlight our latest 17u top 25 update for Minnesota. 
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

The Fury Shootout: Sunday

The Fury Shootout saw an influx of teams from the around the country as the Riverside Hawks won the 17u title while Greenwood Elite took home the 16u crown.  Local Minnesota players showed well on Sunday and NHR gives you the highlights. 
May 21, 2018

Fury Shootout: Saturday

The annual Minnesota Fury Shootout is being played at East Ridge and Burnsville this weekend and NHR was on hand Saturday to check on some of the local talent including Isaiah Watts and his Double-Double.
May 20, 2018

Battle at the Lakes: Scott's Friday Standouts

Battle at the Lakes Opens in Minnesota
May 11, 2018

Prospect Watch: Isaiah Robinson (2019)

Read up on 2019 up-and-comer Isaiah Robinson!
May 10, 2018

Battle at the Lakes: First Look

The Battle at the Lakes continues to grow into a multi-state powerhouse event that falls into the "can't miss" category. What does this year's event look like? A 64 Team Bracket to establish the best of the Midwest.
May 8, 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

Proving Grounds (Minneapolis): Top Snipers

Taking a look at the best shooters we saw in Minneapolis
April 30, 2018

Proving Grounds (Minneapolis): Sunday Standouts

Eight guys who were terrific in Minneapolis on Sunday
April 30, 2018

The Proving Grounds: Sunday

The end to an excellent weekend of Proving Grounds play came Sunday afternoon when the Kansas City Spurs earned a second open period championship with a hard-fought 51-45 win over the Minnesota Fury.
April 30, 2018

Proving Grounds (Minneapolis): Sunday Game Recaps

Summaries from Sunday's action in Minneapolis
April 29, 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

Proving Grounds: Early Weekend Standouts (Part I)

Which guys stoop out Friday and early Saturday at Bloomington Kennedy in Minneapolis?
April 28, 2018

The Proving Grounds: Saturday Afternoon

Bracket play has begun on the Proving Grounds and one team up for the task has been the Kansas City Spurs.  A championship in Omaha and now the Spurs want one in the Twin Cities.  
April 28, 2018

Proving Grounds (Minneapolis): Friday/Saturday Game Recaps

Summaries, standouts and observations from Friday and Saturday action in Minneapolis
April 28, 2018

The Proving Grounds: Friday

At 6:00 on Friday night the doors opened and at 6:30 Minnesota fans and college coaches saw the Minnesota Fury Wilde club put on another defensive display defeating 1848 led by Hopkins forward Dane Zimmer.
April 28, 2018

The Proving Grounds: Five Things to Watch For

The Proving Grounds are in Bloomington, Minnesota and the action starts tonight. What are some of the items that we will be watching?
April 27, 2018

The Proving Grounds: 16u Preview

The Proving Grounds 16u event kicks off Friday night and will include some of the best teams from Minnesota, Wisconsin, South Dakota, and others areas.
April 26, 2018

Preview: Prep Hoops Proving Grounds

A look at the Wisconsin teams participating in the 2018 Prep Hoops Proving Grounds.
April 26, 2018

Midwest Live Omaha Preview

Omaha is hosting one of the top events in the Midwest this weekend with the Midwest Live Omaha tournament hosting teams from the eight neighboring states in an excellent first weekend showcase.
April 19, 2018

Recruiting Report: Andy Stafford (2019)

With every viewing of Minnetonka 2019 wing Andy Stafford we've seen growth. Now he is growing with the Minnesota Fury this spring and summer.
April 16, 2018

Recruiting Report: Dane Zimmer (2019)

Dane Zimmer once again showed this weekend in St. Cloud that few bigs are as intelligent and as hard working as he is.
April 10, 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

Recruiting Report: Charlie Gorres (2019)

Park of Cottage Grove forward Charlie Gorres lost about a third to a half of his season this year to an injury but is now ready for his biggest AAU year of his career, the 17u season with Minnesota Fury. 
April 5, 2018

17U Run-Through: Minnesota Fury

The Minnesota Fury added several quality players to the five that are returning from a 37 win team a year ago.  It should be another solid year for the Minnesota Fury. 
March 30, 2018

Five Things to Know: Edina vs Woodbury

Edina and Woodbury competed in a March level game and the stars of the team - Michael Jones, Anders Nelson, and Jack Middleton - all stepped forward to perform in impressive ways.
February 28, 2018

Minnesota Fury Wilde 17U

Minnesota Fury Antl 17U

Minnesota Fury Mikiska 16U

Minnesota Fury Kaupa 16U

Minnesota Fury Zurn 15U

Minnesota Fury Kline 15U