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Ryan James

Ryan has been covering high school basketball in Minnesota for nearly 20 years. As a major contributor covering Gopher basketball, high school basketball for Breakdown Sports and Northstar Hoops on the Prep Hoops Network, Ryan has been the leading resource for hoops recruiting throughout the state, and now nationally. For Prep Hoops Minnesota (formerly Northstar Hoops Report) and Prep Hoops Dakotas, Ryan is first and foremost the expert on team rankings, prospect rankings, as well as recruiting updates. He also contributes regular editorials covering all aspects of Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota high school basketball. Lastly, Ryan has an extensive coaching career throughout the Twin Cities, with stops at Minnetonka, Henry Sibley, Tartan, and Simley. He has also worked with the Junior Wolves program, was a manager at the University of Minnesota under Clem Haskins, and was an all-conference/all-area performer at Austin High School. For Northstar Hoops Report and Prep Hoops Dakotas, Ryan is first and foremost the expert on team rankings, prospect rankings, as well as recruiting updates. He also contributes regular editorials covering all aspects of Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota high school basketball Lastly, Ryan has been the JV basketball coach at Minnetonka High School, where he had been on staff for the last 4 seasons. Ryan previously coached at Henry Sibley, Tartan, and Simley since 2002-03. He has also worked with the Junior Wolves program, was a manager at the University of Minnesota under Clem Haskins, and was an all-conference/all-area performer at Austin High School.

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Max Wagner

Max remembers becoming obsessed with high school basketball and recruiting in middle school watching the likes of Diamond Stone, Kevon Looney, and Sam Dekker dominate the state of Wisconsin. Originally from Racine, WI and now in the Twin Cities as a student at the University of Minnesota, Max follows the high school hoops scene in both states, with a passion for discovering hidden talents. Max created Fresh Coast Hoops last year as a freshman in college looking to get involved in the high school basketball community in Minnesota. He started the Fresh Coast Hoops YouTube channel as a way to provide exposure to colleges for athletes who otherwise wouldn't have highlight tapes, as well as a way to share the performances of some of the best players Minnesota has to offer. He now brings his dedication to high school basketball to the Prep Hoops team, covering both the Twin Cities and the state of Wisconsin. You can reach Max on Twitter @FreshCoastHoops or by email at Freshcoasthoops@gmail.com.

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Jared Martinson

Jared has played and loved the game of basketball for 15 years. He followed all aspects of MN high school hoops even during his own prep career, and is entering his sixth season covering basketball for NHR. Jared graduated from Maple Grove High School in 2016, and played basketball and football for the Crimson. He played alongside the likes of Reed Nikko and Brad Davison for multiple years. Jared currently works at Maple Grove High School, while serving as an assistant varsity football coach and the JV boys basketball coach for the Crimson. You'll be able to find him writing for NHR most often in the spring and summer at various tournaments in MN and across the Midwest. You can reach Jared on Twitter @JaredMartyMN or by email at jaredmartinson@prephoops.com.

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