Program Information

State

Minnesota

Ages

9U-17U

Director

Willie Vang

Minnesota Heat

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

Recruiting Report: Jared Rainey (2019)

Recruiting Report for MN Heat/Maple Grove guard Jared Rainey
August 6, 2018

Top 17U Rebounders From MHP

At Jerry Mullen’s High Prospect camp in Wichita last weekend, some players stood out for having an aptitude towards grabbing a lot of rebounds. These are the 17U players that stood out for being exceptional rebounders:
July 25, 2018

"Mr. Everything" guys from MHP

Who surprised me at Mullen's High Prospect Camp?
July 21, 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

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 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

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: 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

Team Rankings: 17u, 16u & 15u Update

The Minnesota Heat Summer Showcase event means another weekend updated of Grassroots rankings. A weekend headliner was the WC United Select 15u team winning the 16u level.
June 18, 2018

Recruiting Report: Sam Schwartz (2019)

The 2018-19 season of the White Bear Lake Bears is one that the school is very excited for. A player like Samuel Schwartz is a big reason for that excitement.
June 15, 2018

Recruiting Report: Noah Chamberlain (2019)

Six-foot-6 Noah Chamberlain of St. Thomas Academy is a wing with size that has grabbed the attention of several colleges during his 17u season. A stock raiser? Yes Minnesota, Noah was a big spring stock raiser.
June 12, 2018

Recruiting Report: Jeremy Beckler (2019)

White Bear Lake took a big step in 2017-18 and expects a 20 win year and to contend for league/section next winter.  Top 30-40 prospect Jeremy Beckler is one of the seniors ready to lead the way. 
June 8, 2018

Recruiting Report: Adam Williams (2019)

Princeton shooter Adam Williams helped the Tigers to a 20 win season and now he's playing with Heat MacDonald, a team that's had some big wins.
June 5, 2018

#NHRState: 16u Elite Eight Predictions

Who is going to be playing for the #NHRState title this weekend at the 16u level?  We break that down right now as we prep for state this weekend! 
May 31, 2018

NHR State: First Look

The spring season finishes up this weekend with the Northstar State Tournament.  What teams are fighting for the first title of June?  NHR gives you the first look now. 
May 29, 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

Kings of the Court: Sunday Recaps

What happened during Championship Sunday at Kingdom Courts?
May 20, 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

Kings of the Court: Saturday Standouts

Eight of the most impressive guys we saw Saturday
May 20, 2018

Kings of the Court: Saturday Recaps

What we saw on Saturday at Kingdom Courts
May 19, 2018

Battle at the Lakes: Friday/Saturday Game Recaps

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

Battle at the Lakes: The 17U Names to Know

The Battle at the Lakes is bringing more talent to the Twin Cities than any other event this spring/summer. Who are some of those top players at the 17u level? Prep Hoops runs through the list now.
May 9, 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

The Meg Vang Memorial Preview

The Minnesota Heat will once again be hosting the Meg Vang Memorial Tournament and this year the event has put brought in a new record of 427 teams to this ever growing event. NHR looks at the top three divisions today.
May 3, 2018

Proving Grounds (Minneapolis): Top Snipers

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

Proving Grounds (Minneapolis): Sunday Game Recaps

Summaries from Sunday's action in Minneapolis
April 29, 2018

Proving Grounds: Early Weekend Standouts (Part II)

The best we saw from Friday and Saturday in Minneapolis
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: 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

Program Preview: SSA Elite

Get a look at the SSA Elite program out of Kansas!
April 26, 2018

Team Preview: Winnipeg Wolves

Get the scoop on the Winnipeg Wolves!
April 26, 2018

Midwest Live! (Omaha): Sunday Standouts Part II

Additional standouts from Sunday in Omaha
April 24, 2018

Midwest Live! (Omaha): Sunday Recaps

Who won and who stood out from Championship Sunday in Omaha?
April 22, 2018

Midwest Live! (Omaha): Saturday Recaps

Game recaps and standout players from Saturday in Omaha
April 21, 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

Minnesota Heat Jamboree 2018 notes

Alex's player notes from the annual Heat Jamboree. He focused on three 17U teams, all with talented pieces.
April 19, 2018

Team Rankings: 15U Top 20

This past weekend the Minnesota Heat Tauer squad won the Comets Shootout highlighting some of the quality teams in our 15u team rankings.
April 11, 2018

17U Run Through: Minnesota Heat MacDonald

The Minnesota Heat has several talented teams and the Heat MacDonald squad ranks with best as they won 30 games a year ago and finished in the top six in the state.
April 2, 2018

The Monday After: A look back on the 2017-18 high school season

Jared’s words regarding the conclusion of the 2017-18 high school hoops season.
March 26, 2018

Best of the Midwest Preview

What to expect from Iowa's teams traveling to Madison
April 21, 2016

Minnesota Heat Pratt 17U

Minnesota Heat Johnson 17U

Minnesota Heat Bui 16U

Minnesota Heat Henderson 16U

Minnesota Heat Wright 16U

Minnesota Heat Miner 16U

Minnesota Heat Ismail 16U

Minnesota Heat MacDonald 16U

Minnesota Heat Fox 15U

Minnesota Heat Coker 15U

Minnesota Heat Moberg 15U

Minnesota Heat Gilleylen 15U

Minnesota Heat Coker 15U