Who to Watch: 5A Point Guards

Our preseason breakdown of the 5A point guards to watch this upcoming season:  Ellis Magnuson (Senior, 6’1″, Borah High School, Hoop Dreams) The Senior from Borah is a flat out play maker. Averaging 14.7 points, 5.6 assists, 3.2 rebounds, and 2.2 steals per a game as a Junior, he is looking to increase those averages and lead[…]

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WCE All-Star Camp Utah: Standouts

On Saturday, October 13 Prep Hoops Idaho was on hand to take in all the great basketball action at the annual West Coast Elite All-Star Camp Utah held at Juan Diego High School in Draper Utah. For the past 7 years West Coast Elite has been putting on this camp with all of the top[…]

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College Commitment: Alphonso Anderson (2016 Garfield HS/North Idaho College)

The last time we really saw Alphonso Anderson on the basketball court, it was back at Garfield High School in 2016. It’s been quite the journey for the versatile 6-foot-7 swingman since then. This fall, he’ll be suiting up at North Idaho College and then next season he’s already gotten things figured out as Anderson[…]

Prospect Spotlight: Xander Whitby (2020)

Jerome 6-foot-1 combo-guard Xander Whitby is a sharpshooter who’s looking to make a big difference in his first varsity season this winter. Whitby was the starting point guard last season as a sophomore for the JV, and has been working since to continue and refine his skill-set. “I’m a shooter, my teammates know when I get[…]

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Prospect spotlight: Theo Wood (2020)

With the start of the high school basketball season not very far off Prep Hoops Idaho wanted to catch up with one of this years potential standout players in Southeast Idaho. Junior center Theo Wood from Grace High school is looking forward to having a great Junior year. We recently caught up with the 6’5″[…]

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Prospect Spotlight: Isaac Brown (2020)

After a strong sophomore season with the Pocatello varsity, 5-foot-11 point guard Isaac Brown is looking to become a sought-after Idaho guard in the next 12 months. He improved considerably this past offseason while playing 16U ball, and it’s his shooting and leadership that has come along most. “I feel I’ve improved a lot on[…]

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College Commitment: Khalid Thomas (2017 West Linn HS/College of Southern Idaho)

Just a few weeks ago, it looked as if Khalid Thomas was going to be taking his time with his college commitment. The versatile 6-foot-9, 210-pound from West Linn had picked up literally tens of scholarship offers after a standout season at the College of Southern Idaho, but he was looking at waiting until the spring[…]

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Prospect Spotlight: Deshun Harrell (2019)

Despite being a top-ranked prospect in Idaho’s 2019 class, 6-foot-1 Century guard Deshun Harwell is heading into his senior season still with something to prove. Harwell has some JuCo And D3 interest, but holds no hoops offers. He’s hoping to use his senior season to generate some late college interest. What college scouts can expect[…]

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Prospect Update: Parker Boyle (2019)

Last season, Hillcrest junior Parker Boyle helped his team advance to a state runner-up finish. Three days later, he underwent planned surgery on both of his feet. The recovery process was supposed to take 12 weeks, and he was planning on playing summer grassroots ball. But that recovery process took longer than expected, and he’s[…]

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2019 Rankings Risers: Who Is Entering Fall Red Hot And Rising?

When it comes to releasing a new batch of rankings there are always those who take large leaps up the board and for good reason. With that, it is always good recognize that sort of movement and highlight those players even more so as they are clearly taking the jump to improving their games and[…]

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Prospect Spotlight: Briggs Ranstrom (2020)

Already with one Division I offer in tow, Rocky Mountain junior Briggs Ranstrom could have many more by this time next year. The versatile 6-foot-6 prospect is already an established versatile combo-forward, and he’s been working of late to continue and expand his skill-set. “I’ve been working on my shot a lot this offseason, and[…]

The National 2021 Top 250

The many standout writers across the Prep Hoops Network came together for the 2021 National Rankings, a Top 250 and the only one of it’s kind.  Prep Hoops has the nation covered and after a long summer of evaluations here is our initial 2021 Top 250.   https://www.prephoops.com/2021-rankings/

Prospect Spotlight: Cash Cowdery (2021)

Middleton 6-foot-2 wing Cash Cowdery is a guy that can do a little bit of everything on the hardwood. The sophomore is coming into his second season with the Vikings with high hopes, and says he’ll be able to provide his team with ample scoring and defense this winter. “I’m a bigger guard, so I[…]

Post Rankings Breakdown: A Look At the State’s Top Bigs

Our state wide rankings have dropped and there are plenty of names and prospects to take a further look at as we enter the fall season. It is also a time where we can look a bit more closely at certain positions and trends. Let’s begin first with a glance at the Gem state’s top[…]

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Prospect Spotlight: Kobee Gunter (2019)

Pocatello 6-foot-3 guard Kobee Gunter may not spend his offseasons playing grassroots ball, but he definitely stays in shape. Gunter is also a track standout and plays football in the fall, those two sports keep him busy during the spring and summer. He still finds plenty of time to excel on the hardwood though. “First,[…]

2021 Rankings: Developing Class With A Top Tier Establishing Itself

The 2021 class rounds out our current rankings updates after the grassroots season as this group of young guns continues to deepen itself with notable talent while creating a solid top tier entering the prep season. As our rankings come out freshly updated following an eventful July period and now rounding out the summer, we[…]

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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[…]

2020 Rankings: Growing Class Depth Wise With Notable Risers On The Recruiting Radar

The 2020 class exits out of the grassroots season with plenty of momentum as well, and this new crop of juniors look to make their mark on the Idaho basketball scene come prep season time.  As our rankings come out freshly updated following an eventful July period and now rounding out the summer, we see[…]

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2019 Rankings: Loaded Class From Top To Bottom, Movement In Top Five

The 2019 class roars out of the grassroots season with plenty of momentum as this new batch of seniors look to make their mark on the Idaho basketball scene come prep season time.  As our rankings come out freshly updated following an eventful July period and now rounding out the summer, we see a shift[…]

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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[…]