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Sean Kruger

Minnesota Select

Five Things to Know: Waseca 79 Waconia 64

Waseca’s deep class of sophomore talent outlasted Waconia 79-64 with the help of a few veteran friends. NHR was in the building to see the Jays victory, here is our “Five Things to Know”
November 30, 2018

Prospect Spotlight: Kade Peterson (2019)

Bemidji guard Kade Peterson is hoping for a big senior year
November 9, 2018

Recruiting Report: Jake Weber (2019)

Jake Weber is down to four schools and looking forward to his senior year with Pine Island
October 21, 2018

Recruiting Report: Malik Willingham (2019)

Malik Willingham is one of the top guards in the state and looking forward to a big senior year with Waseca
October 20, 2018

Recruiting Report: Jake Reeck (2019)

Winona/MN Select's Jake Reeck is one of the top wings in the 2019 class
October 15, 2018

Recruiting Report: Bradley Winter (2019)

Winona power forward Bradley Winter had a fantastic 17u season and we think he is going to have a fantastic senior season.  We caught up with Winter today. 
October 12, 2018

Recruiting Report: Malik Willingham (2019)

Malik Willingham was outstanding this summer.  The Waseca guard had one of the best summers of anyone when he put up huge numbers for Minnesota Select.  And now, finally, he's picked up offers that he earned a long time ago. 
October 9, 2018

The Rotation: Winona Ready For Comeback Campaign

The Winona Winhawks return a lot of key players including two all-conference guys and should be much improved after a difficult 2017-18 season.
September 26, 2018

Recruiting Report: Brad Winter (2019)

Recruiting Report on Winona/Minnesota Select forward Brad Winter
September 21, 2018

The Expo is Just Over a Week Away

The Twin Cites Top 250 Expo is Sunday September 9th and will have the deepest talent pool that Minnesota has ever had. Secure your spot soon and join the following local talents.
August 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

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

2020 Rankings Update: Biggest Risers

Which players made the biggest moves in the updated class of 2020 rankings?
August 10, 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

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

Michigan Warriors 17u Takes All In Hoopfest Championship

The Michigan Warriors 17u wins All In Hoopfest in Louisville.
July 23, 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

NY2LA Next Level Invitational: The Minnesota Notes

The NY2LA Next Level Invitational is a common event that Minnesota teams compete in every July. Several local players stood out so Prep Hoops dives in with Ten (Minnesota) Things to Know from Milwaukee.
July 16, 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

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

Recruiting Report: Bradley Winter (2019)

Six-foot-6 forward Bradley Winter of Minnesota Select and Winona High School has earned the attention of several local college programs with a strong spring.
June 13, 2018

"What Hard Work Can Become" with Ray Mitchell

The growth of Ray Mitchell in the last 15 months took him from the junior varsity at Blaine to a division one scholarship offer as a 6-foot-4 wing.  How?  Ray joins me today to walk Minnesota through his journey. 
June 8, 2018

Team Rankings: The 15u top 20

This weekend Minnesota Select Ohnstad pushed their record to 28-4 on the season by winning the NHR State Tournament. Today we give you the latest 15u top 20 in Minnesota. 
June 7, 2018

Recruiting Report: Malik Willingham (2019)

Malik Willingham led the Jays to a 26-win season while averaging 21.6pts, 5rbs, and 6.1ast per game.  Malik had a tremendous NHR State Tournament and expectations are that the next 10 months should be outstanding. 
June 7, 2018

NHR State Tournament: Friday Night

Players, parents, friends, family, and a plethora of D3 coaches pushed their way into the six gyms of Champlin Park Friday night.  What did they see?  A whole lot of Defense, a whole lot of James Sommer, and a whole lot of Malik Willingha
June 2, 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

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

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

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

Prospect Spotlight: Brad Winter (2019)

When your mom has worked in a college athletic department for most of your life, you spend some time around sports.
April 30, 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

Proving Grounds (Minneapolis): Friday/Saturday Game Recaps

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

Prospect Spotlight: Jake Reeck (2019)

The opportunity through AAU of recruitment and development on a state-wide and regional scale has already shown some results for Jake.
April 24, 2018

Team Rankings: 16U top 25

The Minnesota top 25 for the 16u division has been updated. Congrats to the Southwest Minnesota Stars and Minnesota Select Okafor for winning weekend events!
April 24, 2018

Comets Shootout: 17U New Names to Know

At the Comets Shootout over the weekend the NHR team was introduced to some new players that caught our eye, and will likely catch the eye of college coaches at some level. Here is our group of "17U New Names to Know".
April 11, 2018

Recruiting Report: Karsten Broadley (2019)

Junior forward Karsten Broadley of Fosston led the Greyhounds to a 21-win season scoring 18 a game.
April 4, 2018

17U Run Through: Minnesota Select

This year's group of Minnesota Select basketball players are a true Minnesota group with players from all parts of the state, and one from Wisconsin.  This bunch will be in the SPTS and NY2LA league. 
April 3, 2018

Prospect Watch: Parker Althaus (2019)

Waconia always has players that come up through their quality system and shine as upperclassmen. One name to watch this spring/summer and into his senior season is Parker Althaus.
February 20, 2018

Top 250 Expo: Stock Risers

The Prep Hoops Top 250 Expo gave the several college programs that attended some names to add to their list. Guys that have improved their games and forced schools to take notice.
September 26, 2017

Minnesota Select Ohnstad 17U

Minnesota Select Ellis 17U

Minnesota Select Leafblad 17U

Minnesota Select Jaryan 16U

Minnesota Select Koch 16U

Minnesota Select Blue 16U

Minnesota Select Cobb 16U

Minnesota Select Geiger 16U

Minnesota Select Gaddis 15U

Minnesota Select Cave 15U