Ryan James

Ryan James
Ryan has been covering high school basketball in Minnesota for the last decade. As a major contributor covering Gopher basketball, high school basketball for Breakdown Sports, and now Minnesota, South Dakota, and North Dakota on the Prep Hoops Network, Ryan has been the leading resource for hoops recruiting throughout the state, as well as the Midwest. 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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Alex Conover

Alex Conover
In January 2013, Alex Conover joined Northstar Hoops as a writer and lead photographer for Minnesota's comprehensive high school basketball news source. Along with writing recruiting reports, scouting reports and the Player Of The Week award, Alex also works year-round on updating and maintaining the Prep Hoops photo database. Alex is a 2011 graduate of Saint Mary's University of Minnesota who also studied for two years in the Minneapolis College of Art and Design's post-bac graphic design program. He balances his duties at Northstar Hoops with a day job at Minneapolis Public Schools and freelance graphic design and photography projects. His photo work has been published by SLAM Online, Yahoo! Sports, Timberwolves.com, KDWB Radio and more. Alex can be reached on email at [email protected] or on Twitter at @NorthstarAlex.

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Matt Bigelow

Matt Bigelow
Matt Bigelow is the sports reporter at the Faribault Daily News and joins Northstar Hoops Report with nearly three years of sports writing experience. Matt graduated from North Dakota State University in 2014 and interned at 1390 the Fan in St. Cloud while in college. A 2009 graduate of Monticello High School, Matt played basketball and football - both teams are better now. That's probably not a coincidence. You can reach Matt here: Twitter -- @M_Biggs_ Email -- [email protected]

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Jared Martinson

Jared Martinson
Jared has played and loved the game of basketball for ten years. He has dreamed of being a sportswriter since he can remember, and followed all aspects of Minnesota high school hoops even during his own prep playing career. 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 on the court. Jared is currently a sophomore at Bethel University in St. Paul, studying journalism and playing basketball. He interned this past summer for Prep Hoops and is very much looking forward to starting his career with the organization. You can reach Jared on Twitter @JaredNHR or by email at [email protected]

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Charlie Schoeck

Charlie Schoeck
Charlie brings a wealth of Minnesota basketball knowledge to the Northstar Hoops Report and the Prep Hoops Network, particularly in regards to Northern Minnesota. First, as a 2004 graduate of Walker-Hackensack-Akeley High School tallying over 1,200 points in his high school career and currently as a member of the Brainerd High School basketball coaching staff. You can follow Charlie on Twitter @CTSchoeck and contact him at [email protected]

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