Preseason All-Conference: South Iowa Cedar – West

Preseason Player of the Year: Trey Shearer, Montezuma — 2021 This Montezuma sophomore is still quite young, but has already started to build a lasting legacy. His freshman season at Montezuma was among the best freshman seasons we’ve seen in five years of Prep Hoops Iowa. He followed that up with a strong offseason, both[…]

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Preseason All-Conference: South Iowa Cedar – East

Preseason Player of the Year: JD Stout, Keota — 2020 A no-brainer for this honor, Stout was sensational as a freshman two years ago and even better last season as a sophomore. It will tough for him to up the ante again this season, but we expect him to anyways. Look for Stout to be[…]

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The Top 250 Expo Sophomore All American Team

Every year the talent level at the Expo events around the county gets bigger, but the 2021 group this year was special.  Today our Top 250 Expo All Sophomore Team is named.  Top 250 Expo Sophomore All American First Team Jonathan Kuminga of Georgia. Kuminga was the most talented player to attend an EXPO event[…]

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The 2021 Prep Hoops Top 250 Expo Rankings

For you colleges looking to get a head start on recruiting 2021 talent, here is some of the nation’s best!  A pair of 5-star 2021 talents highlight our Top 250 Expo top 250 prospect rankings.  Talent from every state that had an Expo is represented as we list the top 250 sophomores from around the[…]

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Prospect Update: Nathan Michels (2019)

One of Iowa’s most improved players over the past two years, Benton guard Nathan Michels has spent his offseason lighting it up on the camp circuit and with the Iowa Barnstormers, and is poised for a huge senior season, The 6-foot-4 senior has bulked up, and improved his jumper. It didn’t hurt that he played[…]

Conference Preview: Heart of Iowa

The Teams Gilbert (9-12, 8-6): The Tigers lost 12 games last year, but nine of those losses came by single digits. They return three double figure scorers in Will Turner (17.2), Matt Barragy (11.6) and Matt Ockey (11.6), giving them one of the most experienced cores in the league. Turner and Ockey form the second[…]

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Prospect Update: Jack Wetzel (2020)

A highly regarded and already established star on the Iowa high school hoops scene, 6-foot-4 guard Jack Wetzel is definitely one of the state’s best talents. With great size from the guard spot, and some serious hoops IQ to boot, he looks to be a big-time college prospect too. Especially if his jumper, that he’s[…]

Preseason All-Conference: SEISC South

Preseason Player of the Year: Mason Porter, New London — 2019 Other returning guys had better stats than him last season, but there’s a reason for that: Porter only played the last nine games of the season after making a recovery from a severe hand injury. He spent his spring and summer getting back into[…]

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The Top 250 Expo Junior All American Team

The 2020 Top 250 Expo attendees around the country included some of the nation’s best players. So of the nation’s best, who played at the highest level?  The Top 250 Expo Junior All American Team gives you the nation’s best.   Top 250 Expo Junior All American First Team Naseem Khaalid of South Carolina. Basketball[…]

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The Top 250 Expo Junior Rankings

The Prep Hoops evaluators from around the nation filled our sites with words on the thousands of participants.  Who are the Top 250 2020 prospects from the Expos that colleges should look into?  Here they are.    https://www.prephoops.com/top-250-expo-player-rankings-2020/

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Conference Preview: Corner

The Teams East Mills (10-12, 8-7): If you’re looking for a team in this league to elevate themselves into the top two or three, look no further than the Wolverines, who return five of their top six scorers from last year’s team. They’re led by the senior guard tandem of Riley Story (11.8) and Michael[…]

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The Top 250 Expo Senior Rankings

Thousands of players participated in the several Top 250 Expo events held around the nation in the early fall.  Who are the players colleges should be calling?  Here is our rankings of the top 250 seniors that attended the Expo events.    https://www.prephoops.com/top-250-expo-player-rankings-2019/

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Soukup Twins Skills Clinic Notebook

For six weeks in the fall, former Danville standout guards Michael and Steven Soukup run a skills clinic for southeast Iowa players at Danville High School. This past Sunday evening was the final skills session and scrimmages of the fall. Below we take a look at some of the standouts among the 16 players in[…]

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Preseason All-Conference: SEISC North

Preseason Player of the Year: Zack Lasek, Highland, Riverside — 2020 Since his freshman season, Lasek has been a dominant force on the Iowa high school hoops scene. Now, an wily vet, the upperclassmen is an experienced and dominant force. He led the conference in blocks a season ago and is the leading returning scorer[…]

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Preseason All-Conference: MVC Mississippi

Player of the Year: 2019 Noah Carter, Dubuque Senior The future Northern Iowa Panther is not only the best player in this division, but one of the best in the state, period. One of the most versatile scorers the state has seen in a while, he’s capable of dominating in the paint, and he’s one[…]

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Prospect Spotlight: Koby Hardcastle (2019)

Recently, ADM senior Koby Hardcastle made his debut on the 2019 prospect rankings. And with a big senior ahead and some college interest coming his way, he’s looking to continue to take his game to new heights. The 6-foot-2 combo-guard is definitely one of the better shooters around, but that’s not all he can do. The[…]

The Top 250 Expo Senior All American Team

The Senior All Americans from the Top 250 Expo honors the top 2019 talents from around the nation that competed at the Prep Hoops Top 250 Expo   Top 250 Expo Senior All American First Team Hunter Dean of Louisiana.   The Louisiana Expo MVP got the show off to a great start with an open[…]

Preseason All-Conference: Rolling Valley

Preseason Player of the Year: Ben Obert, Coon Rapids-Bayard — 2019 After an absolutely monster junior season, the conference’s leading scorer returns for what should be a very special senior season for him. The Crusaders won 10 games last season, and with Obert back plus two other key scorers, there’s bound to be big expectations[…]

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Iowa Prep Workout Notebook

Each Sunday this fall, TNT5/Iowa Prep is holding workouts and running 5-on-5 at their new facility in Cedar Rapids. This past Sunday, I made my way up to their facility to watch their workout and runs. Below are a few takeaways from October 14th’s workout.   Tim Schuring is a really good coach, player developer[…]

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Prospect Spotlight: Tristan Furgeson (2019)

There will be very high hopes at Bishop Garrigan this winter, and with a team chock-full of talent, the Bears have a legit shot at bringing home a state title. A 6-foot 5 guard, Tristan Furgeson, is a guy who played minimally last season, but should have a larger role with one of the state’s[…]