Prep Hoops Top 250 Expo: The Place to Be This Fall

It’s now the middle of August and school is right around the corner.  Don’t get flustered, the fall also means it’s time for the Prep Hoops Expo Top 250, the event some of the best players in the country are attending, and you can join them! This year the Prep Hoops Top 250 Expos is[…]

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.  ***These line-ups are ONLY inclusive of players within their programs right[…]

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Best of the Best This Past Week

PHD recaps some of the news from this past week around the Dakotas.  This past week we read about Connor LeBrun’s childhood growing up with his older brother Dylan LeBrun and how special it was for him to play with him for four years in high school. Read the story here. We also finished up[…]

17u Post-Season Series: The Stock Raisers

The Grassroots season will always have players that prove themselves better than nearly everyone expected.  Team by team we give you the top stock raiser from the 17u level.  SD Attack.  Luke Ronsiek.  Other players may have captured more headlines but the O’Gorman guard provided a steadiness that not only did his coaches appreciate, but[…]

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Best One-Two Punch (SD)

August means the AAU season is over and school is starting up again. Today PHD will go over some of the best one-two punches leading up to this upcoming season.  Trey Christensen & Camden Bialas Parker These two flew under the radar until the end of the season where they took down some tough teams[…]

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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.   16U First Team All Americans   Anthony Leal of Indiana Elite. The 6-foot-5 guard was a consistent performer for the top team in the nation that won 48 of 50 games. Faced[…]

Brotherly Love — Flandreau’s LeBrun Brothers

A couple of weeks ago we talked about the Freidel brothers and how at times it was frustrating growing up with an older brother, but then at times, they wouldn’t have had it any other way. The same goes with the LeBrun brothers from Flandreau. Connor is the younger brother of Dylan who just finished[…]

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Five Facts In Review

Over the last couple of weeks, we learned some fun facts about six different players in South Dakota in our “Five facts” series.  We asked the six players to give us four true facts along with one false one.  If you missed any we have them all for you below to take a look. As[…]

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17U Post-Season Series: Expectations Met?

Over the next several days PHD is going to tackle several different items from the 17u season in relation to players, teams, and events.  We start with what teams met expectations, what teams exceeded expectations, and did anybody underachieve? One.  SD Attack.  Met Expectations.  The Attack went 23-10 and likely would like to have a[…]

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Justin Hohn Describes Visit to D1 school UC-Irvine

Tea Area point guard Justin Hohn has a resume full of accomplishments and the latest is a division one offer from UC-Irvine.  Hohn spoke with PHD about his California visit today. “The weather is always in the high 70s, low 80s which is nice, the beach is only a few miles from campus, the student[…]

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Recruiting Report: Noah Freidel Talks D1 Offer

For the longest time basketball fans in South Dakota have wondered, is Noah Freidel good enough to play D1 basketball?  If you weren’t sure you now have your answer. On August 3rd Tea Area 2019 wing Noah Freidel announced the following: “(I’m) blessed to announce I have received a D1 offer from Wright State University,”[…]

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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.   All 16u First Team   Mattew Mors of South Dakota Attack Kobe Busch of South Dakota Attack Max Nielson of South Dakota[…]

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Recruiting Report: Trey Wiest (2019)

ND Attack ended the summer on a high note, playing the best ball it had the entire season. Trey Wiest played a big part in that, as he got better and better as the summer went on too. Wiest, a 6-foot guard from Mandan, regularly stuffed the stat sheet for ND Attack, putting up double[…]

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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.   First Team All Dakotas   Noah Freidel of South Dakota Attack.  Led the Attack to a[…]

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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.  Max Nielson was one of the younger players on the Sioux Valley team last year, but that didn’t stop him from playing at a high[…]

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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.  The list of scholarship offers for the 2021 nationally ranked prospect now reads Creighton, Nebraska, TCU, Iowa, South Dakota, and South Dakota State.  When Prep Hoops[…]

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Hardwood Classic: Sacred Hoops Rama vs Boo Williams EYBL

Sacred Hoops Rama split games in the KC Hardwood Classic recently and that included a loss to Boo Williams, an EYBL team from the Nike tour.  Today PHD looked at this game to who from South Dakota matched the level of competition.   The final score was Boo Williams 68 Sacred Hoops Rama 56, a match-up[…]

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Final Rankings: 15u Top 15

The PHD final records and rankings from the 15u level are now up as the Grassroots season comes to a close.    

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Recruiting Profile: Chris Mohr

This story is as old as basketball is, the face of the team graduates or moves on and another player on the team has to step up to fill that role.  In this case, Devin Eppard graduated which leaves the role up for grabs for a new player to become the new face of the[…]

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Recruiting Report: Mason Walters (2019)

The ECI Prospects were one of the best teams in the Dakotas over the course of the summer, winning their host tournament along with the Great Plains Alliance and advancing deep into the NY2LA Summer Jam. They did so because of great balance and contributions from a number of players throughout the roster. One of[…]

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