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Auburn vs. Benjamin Russell Recap and Observations

Recap: On Tuesday, January 15th, 2019, Auburn High faced Benjamin Russell at home. After a tight first quarter, Auburn led Benjamin Russell 18-13. With some good ball movement and a couple of offensive rebounds, Auburn led at halftime, 31-25. At the half, Justin Brooks had 6 points and Caleb Kariuki also had 6 points for Auburn[…]

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Tuesday’s Best

Tuesday’s action did not disappoint. There are some very tight area races that will come down to the wire. Athletes in every class continue stepping up their game when it is needed the most. Tuesday night saw some athletes go for monster double doubles, scorch the nets, surpass 1,000 points in a season, and break[…]

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The Weekend’s Best

Athletes have started the second semester focused and on fire! Every class has players stepping up in big ways. These performances aren’t just about scoring points. Players have been impacted play on both sides of the ball. This article features the best from Saturday’s action.   Tommy Murr (Lindsey Lane): Murr has a knack for putting[…]

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Friday Night’s Best

If you love basketball, Friday night was the perfect night. Athletes put on a show in their respective games. We saw big time dunks, lock down defense, and a buzzer beater for the win! All in one night! How crazy is that? Protecting home court or picking up a big road win goes a long[…]

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Thursday’s Best Performances

The first full week of January basketball has not disappointed. There have been quality games all across the state. Players in every class are competing at a high level and putting up solid stat lines. This article features top performances from Thursday night.   Michael McGraw (Faith Christian): McGraw has put together a solid freshmen campaign.[…]

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Alabama’s Best Shooters Part 2

There’s been a lot of feedback on who should be on this list, so here’s part two. Same criteria is being looked at as Part 1. There are several factors: footwork, quick release, spot up ability, ability to hit shots off screens and on the move, and consistency.   Blake Floyd (Pelham): Floyd is a 2021 prospect[…]

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Alabama’s Best Shooters

The ability to stretch the floor is the premium skill. The way basketball has evolved, three point shooting has become the golden goose. If you are big into analytics, NBA teams and college programs track three point metrics more than any other stat. What makes someone a great shooter? There are several factors: footwork, quick[…]

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Tuesday’s Best Performances

The month of January means only one thing in Alabama: Area play. The top two teams from each area will make the state playoffs. Right now, teams are racing for the right to host the area tournament. On Tuesday, we saw some clutch performances from athletes across the state. Every team is going to need[…]

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The Weekend’s Best

Is there anything better than basketball on the weekends? The answer is no. Players that are serious about their game love every moment of being on the hardwood. Every opportunity on the court is an opportunity to show up and show out. This article takes a look at the best performances from the weekend.  […]

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Nightly Top Performers (1/4)

As teams returned to the hardwood last night, several players had big time performances. It’s impressive to see these young athletes keep so hard and perform so well on a nightly basis. There are several players that developed a lot of momentum through their holiday tournament performances. During the first week of January, there has[…]

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December Stock Risers

Through December, there were several players in the 2019 and 2020 class that turned heads. Picking up any interest from collegiate programs is a big time accomplishment. When you play well and show consistency, those efforts do not go unnoticed. This article will take a look at players that picked up a lot of buzz[…]

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2019 December Top Performers

The 2019 class continues to raise the bar every month. We expect nothing less during the second half of the season. Athletes all over the top 100 have been making noise and putting up numbers. This class class is focused on making a name for themselves.   Trendon Watford (Mountain Brook): Watford has been better than[…]

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4 Things to Watch For in 2019

The start of the 2018-19 season was better than expected. Athletes have been putting up some big time numbers. Alabama high schools represented the state well in out of town tournaments, including Mountain Brook taking care of business against the IMG Academy. Tommy Murr continues to lead the nation in scoring…. again. With all excitement[…]

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Ranking the Top Recruiting Classes in America

Earlier this fall, Prep Hoops expanded our 2019 rankings to include the nation’s top 500 prospects. With input from our 120 contributors nationwide, we were confident that we could effectively rank more players than anyone in the country. This opened the door for even more possibilities, including a 150-team ranking of the top recruiting classes[…]

Top 5 Scorers of the Huntsville City Classic

The Huntsville City Classic saw so many great scorers, that it is hard to pick only a few to mention. However, a few really stood out above the rest. The players chosen were picked based on their overall tournament scoring average, if they played more than one game. So, if a player played in four[…]

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Huntsville City Classic Day 3 Recap and Tournament Observations

The third and final day of the Huntsville City Classic featured Columbia and Mae Jemison battling it out for the John Pruett Championship Trophy. Mae Jemison ended up taking home the trophy after defeating Columbia 75-65. Sparkman defeated Lee-Huntsville 57-49 to take home the third-place trophy and Decatur Heritage defeated Riverdale 55-47 to claim fifth[…]

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Saturday’s Top Performers at the Corn Palace: Hoop City Classic

The first two days of the Hoop City Classic took place at the Corn Palace in Mitchell, but the final day the majority of the games were held at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls.  The Corn Palace still had two high school games along with two college games on Saturday and two on Sunday.[…]

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Championship Saturday Top Performers

The holiday tournaments this year were very competitive. These tournaments are great for high school basketball because it creates marquee player matchups, and it gives lower level teams a shot at the big boys. This article will feature top performers from Saturday’s games.   Trinity Bell (Albertville): The 2021 big was the best player on the[…]

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