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South Dakota Attack

PHD Playoff Central: State Tournament Bids

Tonight the vast majority of the State Tournament bids for the South Dakota State Tournament will have been claimed.  Who is already booked for state?  What's the top games?  PHD Playoff Central. 
March 5, 2019

Prospect Spotlight: Spencer Mackey (2021)

LeMars sophomore is one of Iowa's best shooters
February 14, 2019

Hard Work Region Preview: SD Attack

SD Attack has some high-level talent on their rosters
January 28, 2019

Prospect Spotlight: Jake Layman (2021)

Sergeant Bluff-Luton sophomore has been impressive early
December 12, 2018

Recruiting Report: Matthew Mors (2021)

National top 40 level sophomore Matthew Mors of Yankton and South Dakota Attack just picked up an offer from another high major and took a recent visit to a Big Ten school. 
November 26, 2018

Player Profile: Ryan Schuster

Ryan Schuster looks to build off the success of last year's Sioux Valley team that placed fourth at state.
October 31, 2018

Recruiting Report: Kobe Busch (2020)

Kobe Busch talks to PHD about his upcoming junior season, the summer season and what colleges are taking interest.
October 31, 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 14, 2018

Prep Hoops 16U All-American Team

Today Prep Hoops presents our 16U All American Team honoring the top players across the nation that played at the 16u level.
August 9, 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

Five Facts About Max Nielson

Over the next few weeks, PHD will spotlight some players in South Dakota in our “Five Facts” series. Be sure to pay attention as there is an “alternative fact” in each story. 
August 2, 2018

Recruiting Report: Matthew Mors (2021)

Matthew Mors led the South Dakota Attack 16s to 29 wins in 34 games and while Mors was helping his team win games, college coaches noticed and offered scholarships. 
August 2, 2018

Final Rankings: The 16u top 15

South Dakota Attack traveled to Vegas this past week and reached the Final Four of a Vegas Classic that was dripping with shoe sponsored programs.  A strong performance leading to a 29-4 record on the year. 
July 31, 2018

Vegas Classic: Attack Wins Their Pool

The South Dakota Attack traveled to Las Vegas looking to make a run in a national event.  So far so good.
July 28, 2018

Top Post Players at MHP

Who were the top Post players at the MHP event this past weekend?
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

17U Stock Risers from MHP

What prospects in the 17U bracket made huge statements this weekend?
July 24, 2018

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

Recruiting the South Dakota 2019 talent was easy in week one, everyone was in Sioux Falls. What about week two? Who to see & Where they'll be breaks down what players need a look and where they are playing.
July 17, 2018

Team Rankings: 16U top 15

The South Dakota Attack 16s are widely viewed as the most dominating team in the PHD area at the moment. They proved that once again at the Summer Slam in Sioux Falls.
July 17, 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

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

South Dakota 17U: Who To See & Where They’ll Be

If you are a South Dakota basketball player and you want to face the other top basketball players in the state, this weekend at the Summer Slam is the place to be.  We give you "Who To See & Where They'll Be" now.
July 11, 2018

Team Rankings: 15u top 15

South Dakota Attack earned second place at the Great Plains Alliance this weekend pushing their winning percentage to 75% on the year and earning first in the rankings.
July 5, 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

Team Rankings: 16u top 12

The South Dakota Attack 16s won the GPA this weekend beating the top 16s from North Dakota and beating a pair of top five teams from Minnesota along the way.
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: 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

Recruiting Report: Jack Thompson (2019)

St. Thomas Academy point guard Jack Thompson led the Cadets to the Class AAA State Tournament for the second straight season in 2017-18 and now the goal is a third straight year of playing in late March. 
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

Player Profile: Connor Libis

PHD sits down with Dell Rapids St. Mary's freshman guard Connor Libis and talks about playing varsity basketball while in middle school, reaching .500 for the first time in 10 years and more.
June 28, 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

Director's Cut: Dakotas Edition

Mid-Season updates from: BBA Force, Sacred Hoops, SD Network, South Dakota Attack and more!
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

Prospect Spotlight: Cade Bleeker (2019)

Sioux Center guard had a big-time junior season
May 29, 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

Battle at the Lakes: Saturday Afternoon

At Wayzata High School Saturday morning 17U play opened up at the Battle at the Lakes.  A packed gym for D1 Minnesota, standout performances from North and South Dakota, and a strong showing from Tommy Chatman Jr highlighted. 
May 12, 2018

Battle at the Lakes: Friday 16u

The Battle at the Lakes opened up Friday night in Burnsville with 16 and Under play led by some of Grassroots Sizzle’s top talent playing in front of several curious fans.
May 12, 2018

Battle at the Lakes: 16U Level is Loaded

The oldest division at the Battle will be a lot of fun, but the 16u division of Battle at the Lakes competition has a nasty level of talent that includes some of the nation's best players.  Today we preview the 16u level. 
May 10, 2018

Battle at the Lakes: The Dakota Road of 64

The top division of 17u play in the Twin Cities this weekend is a 64 team bracket with some of the best teams that the Midwest has to offer.  How does the road of 64 look for the Dakota 17u squads?  PHD walks you through. 
May 10, 2018

Battle at the Lakes: Minnesota's Road of 64

To win the Battle at the Lakes a team has to navigate six games in the 64 team field in the top bracket.  What do the best 17u teams in Minnesota have to face to make a Sweet 16, Elite Eight, or championship run? 
May 10, 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

Recruiting Report: Drew Cole (2019)

Brookings High 6-foot-5 forward Drew Cole is one of South Dakota's more skilled players with size, and a player schools will have an eye on all 17u season long. 
May 3, 2018

Recruiting Report: Luke Ronsiek (2019)

Five-foot-11 guard Luke Ronsiek is from SF O'Gorman and is now competing with the South Dakota Attack.  PHD talked to Luke today
May 3, 2018

Team Rankings: The 16u top 12

South Dakota Attack went to the Twin Cities this weekend and won the open division of the NY2LA Spring Extravaganza.  The Attack will lead off the 16u top 12. 
May 1, 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

Player Capsules: Noah Freidel

Take a look back at Tea Area's Noah Freidel's performance in the 2017-18 season.
April 24, 2018

Player Capsule: Max Nielson

Take a look back at Sioux Valley's Max Nielson's performance during the 2017-18 season.
April 23, 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: Camden Bialas (2019)

Six-foot-eight Camden Bialas looks to build off a strong junior senior in his final season for Parker.
April 14, 2018

17U Prospect Watch: Mitchell Goodbary (2019)

Six-foot-5 power forward Mitchell Goodbary of Sioux Falls Christian knows something about winning. That’s pretty much all his teams do.
April 10, 2018

UPDATED 2019 RANKINGS: Biggest Risers (Part II)

Eight more guys who made big leaps in the latest rankings
April 6, 2018

Recruiting Report: Gavin Schipper (2019)

Six-foot-three guard Gavin Schipper has seen a lot of success in his time at Sioux Falls Christian. With a couple of undefeated seasons, a state title, and two third-place finishes Schipper looks to go out on top. 
April 5, 2018

Recruiting Report: Max Nielson (2020)

Sioux Valley guard Max Nielson may only be a sophomore, but his experience is well beyond his years.
April 5, 2018

Recruiting Report: Noah Freidel (2019)

Six-foot-4 junior wing Noah Freidel continues to make his mark in South Dakota.  An all state player as a junior at Tea Area High School, Noah is now ready for his final AAU year and has schools ready to follow him consistently .
April 3, 2018

17u Run Through: South Dakota Attack

The South Dakota Attack has the top prospects in South Dakota's 2019 class (as well as some top players from NW Iowa) and this year the Attack will play an eight weekend schedule.
March 31, 2018

UPDATED IOWA 2017 RANKINGS: Talking Points

Some compelling sub-plots of the new rankings
February 12, 2016

South Dakota Attack 16U

South Dakota Attack 15U