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.

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[…]

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[…]

D1 Summer Classic: The Prospect Preview

What players will coaches get a chance to see at the D1 Summer Classic over the next several days?  NHR runs you through the list of 2019 talent now. 2019 Top 25 Minnesota Prospects at the Summer Classic Malik Willingham of Select Leafblad (Waseca) Jared Rainey of Heat Nelson (Maple Grove) Jake Kettner of D1[…]

NBPA Top 100 Roster Announced

This afternoon the NBPA announced the rosters for their prestigious Top 100 camp that is held every June in Charlottesville, Virginia on the campus of University of Virginia. Games begin tomorrow and Prep Hoops will have coverage everyday from the event. Below is the roster as of now. # LAST NAME FIRST NAME HIGH SCHOOL[…]

Battle at the Lakes: First Look

The Battle at the Lakes continues to grow into a multi-state powerhouse event that falls into the “can’t miss” category.  What does this year’s event look like? A 64 Team Bracket to establish the best of the Midwest. Battle At the Lakes.   It’s 340 teams ranging from the 10 and Under level to the 17[…]

Proving Grounds (Minneapolis): Top Snipers

Jaxon Gunville, 5’11 SG (North Dakota Attack 16U) — 2020 He set the tone early in North Dakota Attack’s 62-47 win over Rip City with his silky smooth stroke, and canned three first half 3s in that one. He’s got a quick release, and is a confident shooter, always willing and ready to pull the[…]

Proving Grounds: Early Weekend Standouts (Part II)

Julian Holland, 6’1 PG (Next Generation Elite) — 2020 Holland is a slick and unwittingly flashy point guard who torched Twin Cities Elite for 30 points in a Platinum Bracket first-round game. He did so as a sophomore playing up a level in 17U. He’s quick enough to blow-by his defender and has the ball[…]

Proving Grounds: Early Weekend Standouts (Part I)

Jared Rainey, 6’1 PG (Minnesota Heat-Nelson) — 2019 A very smart player who pairs his high IQ with a considerable amount of skill. He was easily the best player on the floor during a first round shellacking of Universal Athletics Academy. Rainey was the primary playmaker in that big W, and scored a game-high 20[…]

The 17u Run-Through: The Pentagon Schoolers

The Dakota Schoolers, the Pentagon Basketball Club, and now together they are the Pentagon Schoolers! That’s this year’s 17u club that begins play this weekend in the Spring Jam. The Roster.  Ten players in all, four from the 2020 class, six from the 2019 class.  Eight from South Dakota, ten from North Dakota.  The team[…]

17U Run-Through: North Dakota Phenom

The North Dakota Phenom will be in Sioux Falls this weekend playing in the Spring Jam.  Who will the Phenom have when they play their games? PHD breaks it down. The Schedule.  The Phenom (coached by Alex Quist) has an eight game schedule that reads like this:  Spring Jam (Sioux Falls this weekend), Prep Hoops[…]

The Senior All State Team (North Dakota)

The PHD Senior All State Team has been chosen and the best seniors in the state of North Dakota have been honored here today. The First Team Wyatt Hanson of Stanley. Hanson put up 21.4 points, seven rebounds, and five assists per game. Kyler McGillis of St. John. Scored 28.6 points per game while dishing[…]

Recruiting Report: Macauley Young (2019)

Shiloh Christian 6-foot-9 center Macauley Young led his team to state putting up 16 points and a dozen rebounds a game against a very difficult schedule.  Steps were taken both as a team, and as an individual. “Things went very well this year,” Young said.  “We made it to the state tournament, we just couldn’t[…]

The Junior All State Team (ND)

There are good prospects in North Dakota’s junior class, but what junior consistently played at a high level this year pushing their team to success? PHD gives you our 20.   First Team Ben Bohl of Bishop Ryan. One of the state’s best juniors led his squad to the state runner-up as a 25-3 record[…]

Recruiting Report: Ben Bohl (2019)

Bishop Ryan guard Ben Bohl took Bishop Ryan to a second place finish in Class B this year with a massive 25-3 season.  What schools are showing the most interest after this outstanding year? “I have been talked to by a few colleges such as Minot State, University of Mary, and Mayville State,” Bohl told[…]

The Sophomore All State Team (ND)

If you wanted the state tournament this year at both the Class A and Class B levels you saw sophomores making a huge impact. Here is our Sophomore All State Team.   First Team Carson Henningsard of Hillsboro/Central Valley. A first team all state player, Carson led his team to the state championship leading the[…]

Comets Shootout: Five Things to Know (from North Dakota)

The North Dakota Attack and ECI Prospects both represented North Dakota well at the 17u level of the Comets Shootout this weekend. PHD gives you our five takeaways from the weekend. One. ECI Makes the Elite Eight. This was a 40 team event and ECI finished in the final eight which is a strong accomplishment.[…]

17U Run-Through: North Dakota Attack

This weekend the North Dakota Attack kicks off their year in the Comets Shootout in St. Cloud and today PHD gives you a look at the Attack’s 17u squad. The Roster.  Coach Taylor Jones of the Attack has nine players from North Dakota that range from 5-foot-10 to 6-foot-7.  Two of the players are from[…]

17U Run-Through: ECI Prospects

The ECI Prospects kick off their season this weekend in St. Cloud at the Comets Shootout.  How is the team looking heading into their first event?  PHD breaks it down. The Roster. The ECI roster of ten has half of their guys back from last year’s team that won 19 games and finished the season[…]

Prospect Spotlight Second Edition: Garrett Bickett (2018)

Carrington senior Garrett Bickett chatted with PHD in January but we caught up with him this afternoon. The Region 3 Senior Athlete of the Year was joined by his family and coaches Wednesday as he signed to play collegiate basketball at the University of Jamestown. “That’s always been my goal to play college basketball and[…]