Prospect Watch: Patrick Evans (2019)

The McCluer North Stars will be looking to accomplish some impressive things during the upcoming season.  One of the main reasons why expectations are so high at North is the return of Class of 2019 wing Patrick Evans, who is a three-year starter for the Stars. He has received early recruiting interest from schools such[…]

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Preview: Gateway Athletic Conference (North)

Here is a look at the Gateway Athletic Conference North, where rivals St. Charles and St. Charles West return plenty of key players. Top Returning Players Trent Champagne 6’3″ St. Charles West (’19) Cameron Teson 6’0″ St. Charles (’19) Braden Wiggs 6’6″ St. Charles (’19) Josh Anderson 5’10” St. Charles West (’19) Jake Tonioli 5’10”[…]

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PREVIEW KC: Youngsters names to know (guards)

As part of its 2018-19 preview series, Prep Hoops Missouri takes a look at some of the state’s top players in a variety of positions in the rising sophomore class. Below are several guards in Missouri’s 2021 class you should know. Colby Baggett, 6’2, G, 2021, Lee’s Summit West (Team Rush) Baggett is a long[…]

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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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Preview: Gateway Athletic Conference (Central)

Here is a look at the GAC Central Conference, which is paced by a strong Fort Zumwalt South team that advanced to the Class 5 state quarterfinals a year ago. Wentzville Liberty is retooling a little bit after winning back to back Class 4 district championships, but they will still be very competitive with 2020[…]

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The Bigs

 The game of basketball has increasing become more of a perimeter-oriented game which is dominated by the guards. However, that doesn’t mean that there are a lot of quality players of the taller persuasion roaming the Show-Me State. Here is look at some of those top bigs (6’9″ and taller) around the state:  Davion Bradford[…]

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Preview: Gateway Athletic Conference (South)

The Francis Howell Vikings return a strong nucleus from a 25-victory team that won a district championship a year ago, making them a prime contender in 2019. Troy and Fort Zumwalt West will also field solid teams as well while Francis Howell Central has the returning talent to experience a nice turnaround season. Top Returning[…]

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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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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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Stepping into key roles in ’19

 Several teams around the state find themselves having to replace an excellent group of seniors after a successful 2018 season. For those teams to keep up the winning ways, somebody will have to step up and have a big season. Here are some players who are looking to step up and fill that role: Isaiah[…]

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PREVIEW KC: Youngsters names to know (forwards)

As part of its 2018-19 preview series, Prep Hoops Missouri takes a look at some of the state’s top players in a variety of positions in the rising sophomore class. Below are several forwards in Missouri’s 2021 class you should know.   Jaylon McDaniel, 6’7, F, 2021, Blue Springs South (MoKan Elite) One of the[…]

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Preview: St. Louis Suburban Conference (Blue Pool)

Here is a look at the St. Louis Suburban Conference Blue Pool Top Returning Players Tayari Goodwin 5’10” Parkway North (’19) Xavier Drummond 6’4 Parkway North (’20) Layton Martin 6’0″ Normandy (’19) Hunter Chestnut-Perry 6’3 Clayton (’20) Daryl Sams 5’10” Clayton (’20) Brian Bradford 6’1″ Affton (’19) Adam Oliges 5’10” Affton (’19) Jacob Deuster 5’11”[…]

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PREVIEW KC: Recruiting Round Up

With recruiting heating up this fall, Prep Hoops Missouri takes a look at the latest commitments and offers from the Kansas City, Mo. area. Lamel Robinson, 5’11, G, 2019, Park Hill South Robinson enters his senior season at Park Hill South as a four year starter and a preseason Player of the Year candidate. He[…]

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Preview: SEMO Conference

 Life after Fred Thatch, Jr. begins not only at Sikeston High, but in the SEMO Conference as a hole. For the past four years, Thatch has been a dominant force in leading the Bulldogs to four consecutive conference titles and two Class 4 Final Four appearances. Now a freshman at Saint Louis University, Sikeston leaves[…]

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PREVIEW KC: Breakout forwards (2020)

PREVIEWING KC: Top 2020 Forwards With basketball practice a few weeks away, Prep Hoops takes a look at several players to watch this upcoming season, starting with some of the Kansas City area’s top breakout forwards in the class of 2020. Cade Berg, 6’6, F, Blue Springs South (MO Team Carroll) An athletic wing player,[…]

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Preview: Public High League

The Vashon Wolverines are loaded from top to bottom with talented players and they will take their show on the road to play a very challenging national schedule. The Wolverines will be participating in the Thanksgiving Hoopfest in Dallas, City of Palms Classic in Florida, the Hoop Hall Classic in Springfield, MA, the Chicago Elite[…]

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Preview: St. Louis Suburban Conference (Green Pool)

Here is a look at the St. Louis Suburban Conference Green Pool.The Mehlville Panthers figure to be one of the strongest teams in St. Louis with a lineup that includes three Division I prospects. Hazelwood East is young, but with plenty of backcourt firepower. Riverview Gardens cannot be overlooked as well. Top Returning Players Dylan[…]

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PREVIEW KC: Breakout guards (2020)

PREVIEWING KC: Top 2020 Guards With basketball practice a few weeks away, Prep Hoops takes a look at several players to watch this upcoming season, starting with some of the Kansas City area’s top breakout guards in the class of 2020. Kolby Franklin, 6’1, G, 2020, Lee’s Summit North, NDaGym Franklin impressed recently with his[…]

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Ramey Midwest Showdown Shootout lineup is set

The lineup is set for the 12th annual Ramey Basketball Midwest Showdown Shootout. The event will be held on Saturday, December 15 at Webster Groves High. It will feature six games with teams from Missouri, Illinois and Alabama. Schedule Game 1: Mt. Vernon (IL) vs. Monroe City, 1 p.m. Game 2: Alton (IL) vs. Jennings,[…]

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PREVIEWING KC: Top 2020 Guards

PREVIEWING KC: Top 2020 Guards With basketball practice a month away, Prep Hoops takes a look at several players to watch this upcoming season, starting with some of the Kansas City area’s top guards in the class of 2020. Stefan Black II, 6’1, G, 2020, Blue Springs Also a football standout, Blue Springs’ 2020 guard[…]

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