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[…]

Francisco’s Finest: Las Vegas Classic (2019 Surprises)

Francisco’s Finest: Las Vegas Classic (2019 Surprises) LAS VEGAS, Nev.—Hal Pastner, a well-known Grassroots event organizer, continues to provide coaches and scouts alike with high-level events—and the Las Vegas Clasic is no exception. The NIKE-sponsored teams, led by perennial power Team Takeover, were dominant throughout, but there were a bevy of quality teams and players[…]

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Francisco’s Finest: Las Vegas Classic (2019 Stock Raisers)

Francisco’s Finest: Las Vegas Classic (2019 Stock Raisers) LAS VEGAS, Nev.—Hal Pastner, a well-known Grassroots event organizer, continues to provide coaches and scouts alike with high-level events—and the Las Vegas Clasic is no exception. The NIKE-sponsored teams, led by perennial power Team Takeover, were dominant throughout, but there were a bevy of quality teams and[…]

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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[…]

Lewis & Clark Prospect Camp Recap

Tim McCrory is in his first year as the head coach of Lewis & Clark and on Saturday, he held Pioneers Prospect Camp which hosted a number of players from different areas of the country – including several standouts from Oregon. After spending a good amount of time working on drills, a couple of 20-minute[…]

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Las Vegas live periods – out-of-area standouts

With literally hundreds of basketball teams converging on the Mecca of summer basketball, Las Vegas lived up to the hype. My colleagues Frank Burlison and Joel Francisco were flanked across the region, capturing as much of the action as humanly possible, from Dinos Trigonis’ Las Vegas Fab 48 (perhaps the strongest field in the even’t[…]

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5 Rising Nor Cal Prospects from Las Vegas

When I travel to Las Vegas in July my goal is to evaluate Nor Cal Players.  The Fab48,The Bigfoot Classic, and The Rebound Hoops had players from Nor Cal playing in one of these tournaments.  The 5 Nor Cal prospects I’m writing about played in The Fab48 and The Bigfoot Classic. These players may not[…]

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Prospect Spotlight: Neal Begovich (2019)

When St. Ignatius rising senior Neal Begovich was a freshman, he was 5-feet 10-inches tall, now, the 6-foot-9 prospect is a big, position-less prospect, and one of the best in Northern California. Begovich’s dad played at Cal in the late 1970s, he was 6’8, so Neal always knew he was going to be tall. Now[…]

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Prep Hoops 17U All-American Team

Photo Credit: News & Observer The team of reporters from Prep Hoops followed 17U teams from coast to coast the last four months and today, we wrap up our coverage with the Prep Hoops 17U All American Team. Prep Hoops First Team All Americans Onyeka Okongwu of Compton Magic.  Five Star USC commit Okongwu led[…]

WCE Rising Stars Invitational (Biggest Surprises)

WCE Rising Stars Invitational (Biggest Surprises) LAS VEGAS, NV—Despite the plethora of tournaments going on in Las Vegas during the final NCAA allotted evaluation period, Frank Burlison and I ventured down to Coronado High School to check out Ryan Silver’s Rising Stars Invitational. Nathan Biddle, a 6-foot-10 rising sophomore, “wowed” the crowd with his deep[…]

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Prospect Spotlight: Zach Johnson (2019)

Photo Credit: Photohttp://www.sfexaminer.com   When we talked with Bay City Elite 17U coach Matt Durrell about his 17U squad earlier this month, he mentioned 6-foot-6 forward Zach Johnson was a Draymond Green-like player. We at Prep Hoops became intrigued. After speaking with Johnson, he indeed confirmed, that his versatile style of play — on  both[…]

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WCE Elite 100: 2019 ASG Standouts

Claremont, Ca. — The West Coast Elite “Elite 100” camp name was a bit misleading. Ryan Silver, the king of getting basketball bodies through the door, had upwards of 500 players participating in the camp two-and-a-half day camp. We were in attendance Saturday morning and afternoon and all day Sunday for the all-star games. Here[…]

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West Coast Xtreme Purple 17u Competes In SoCal: Player Notes

Daniel Anderson is the Head Coach and Director of West Coast Xtreme, a grass roots organization out of San Jose, Ca.  Coach Daniel wanted his team to play against tough competition before heading to Las Vegas  to play in the Bigfoot Classic July 25-29 so he entered his team in two top events in Southern[…]

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WCE Elite 100: 2020 ASG Standouts

Claremont, Ca. — The West Coast Elite “Elite 100” camp name was a bit misleading. Ryan Silver, the king of getting basketball bodies through the door, had upwards of 500 players participating in the camp two-and-a-half day camp. We were in attendance Saturday morning and afternoon and all day Sunday for the all-star games. Here[…]

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The Top 250 Expo is coming to Northern California!

Expo season is here! At Prep Hoops, it is our mission to equally cover prospects striving to play at the Division I, Division II, Division III, NAIA, and Junior College levels. The Top 250 Expo reflects our mission to bring visibility and exposure to the top 250 prospects in each graduating class in each state[…]

Team Rampage: Key Players for Live Period

The Team Rampage program has shown that it has a bright future as they will have a few players from each age division that will be playing up. Director Antonio Hodges has been working hard on evaluating talent throughout the year and seeing who has made great strides with their development when putting together these[…]

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The “Exclusive” Las Vegas Tournament Preview

This Thursday July 26th, Coach and trainer Brant Minor will be premiering his new Las Vegas, Nevada area tournament called “The Exclusive”. The tournament will be held at The Westin hotel in Henderson, Nevada as the hotel will have 3 courts inside the facility giving teams the option to play where they are staying at.[…]

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Important Recruiting Tips

As we are in the middle of the second NCAA Live period of the year and the last July Live Period before the rules change, it is important for young student-athletes to know what it takes to be recruited on all levels. There is a lot more to being recruited besides “being good” or “talented”.[…]

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WCE Elite 100 Camp: Top Future Stars Performers

Claremont, Ca. — The West Coast Elite “Elite 100” camp name was a bit misleading. Ryan Silver, the king of getting basketball bodies through the door, had upwards of 500 players participating in the camp two-and-a-half day camp. We were in attendance Saturday morning and afternoon and all day Sunday for the all-star games. Here[…]

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Double Pump Summer Tip Off: Francisco’s Standouts

Double Pump Summer Tip Off: Francisco’s Standouts ANAHEIM, CA—The Double Pump Summer Tip Off had teams from most of the West Coast including an intriguing team out of Oregon—Fly Select Williams. With all the major shoe companies coveting most of the elite talent, there were a few gems to be had at this event including[…]

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