Prospect Update: 2019 G Blake Pruitt relies on mental toughness

People may think a basketball player is just built off physical attributes. Not true. The mental state of a basketball player is just as important. A crossover, a dunk, a layup, a jump shot, a block, and a steal are things people see on the basketball court. Fans can’t see what’s going through the mind[…]

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Don’t Forget About Me: Top Players Recovering/Recovered from Injuries

Harris Barker suffered an injury about a year ago that completely erased his entire junior season.   “I was out this season for having surgery, but I am coming back in May to play AAU,” shared an enthusiastic Barker late April.  “Torn labrum…finishing up PT made a great recovery back on court working out again!” From[…]

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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[…]

5 players who are true hustlers

In the game of basketball, there are different ways for a basketball player to have an impact on the game. There’s scoring – whether it’s from mid-range, long range, or the free throw line. There’s defense – whether the team is in some type of press, zone, or man-to-man defense. A steal is a plus.[…]

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10 Unsigned Players from July

Marcus Watson (2019 W) Burford, GA-Plays with good control and feel for the game letting the game flow and come to him, while still having an impact and making plays. He can blow past defenders off the dribble and score at the rim or get to the foul line. Watson is a good ball handler and passer[…]

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Dionte Ware Recruiting Update (2019)

Dionte Ware is a player PrepHoopsTN has been tracking for over a year.  Ware drew LM-MM Division I interest throughout the winter and spring.  Cleveland High disappointingly missed out on the state playoffs even though they boasted a very strong 2017-2018 team. Dionte Ware (PrepHoops #14) had a tough July because he was playing less[…]

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Measuring Up at NIKE Skills Academy

August is a time for camps. NIKE hosted numerous high major prospects mid-August at their NIKE Skills Factory.  This event used to be splintered into positions like a Point Guard Skills Academy, Wing Skills Academy, and Bigs Skills Academy.  In the last two years they streamlined the schedule and host just the one.  Who knows[…]

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Isaiah Johnson On the Road

Class of 2019 point guard Isaiah Johnson (Cleveland High/Tennessee Tigers 17u) performed wonderfully in July. In fact, his stock soared with fearless, penetrating play so much that the former DII prospect began to attract some DI colleges.  Cleveland High Assistant Coach Reggie Tucker aggressively pushes his players.  Isaiah Johnson is climbing in the esteem of[…]

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Jacobi Wood Sparking More College Interest

Junior Jacobi Wood sparkled with WHBH 16u all summer.  In fact, by the end of July Wood was attracting more college coaches to his games than any other talented WHBH Gold 16u player.  The 20th ranked player in the Class of 2020 stands 6-foot-2 with impressive quickness and scoring ability. After AAU wrapped over a[…]

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Top 20 Point Guards in 2020

The Class of 2020 rankings are here! Always remember at PrepHoops.com we rank on what a player WILL BE, not on what they are today.   In no way does this mean stop striving, because rankings always have flaws and always overlook good players. The one consistent attribute consistently featured in this list is quickness.  Playing[…]

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Top 5 shooting guards heading into the 2018-19 season

A shooting guard can make a point guard’s job very easy. When the floor general pulls the basketball up the floor, chances are he’s looking for a scorer on the wing. The shooting guard could be the point guard’s top choice, so he has to be able to score the basketball, whether it’s from the[…]

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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[…]

The Top 30 Point Guards in 2020

The Class of 2020 rankings are here! Always remember at PrepHoops.com we rank on what a player WILL BE, not on what they are today.   With only a couple of exceptions most of the 21-30 point guards lack ideal height. Many of the players below are sub-6′ and several are closer to 5-foot-8.   To their[…]

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Athens Prep Academy loads up with 4 solid prospects in the 2019 class

Tyrus Baynham Jr. wants to develop more as a player and play on a national schedule in his senior year of high school. That’s the reason why Baynham will be leaving Franklin Road Academy and taking his talents to Athens Prep Academy. After talking with family and thinking every process through, Baynham thanked his former[…]

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Top 10 Point Guards of 2020

The Class of 2020 rankings are here! Always remember at PrepHoops.com we rank on what a player WILL BE, not on what they are today.   In no way does this mean stop striving, because rankings always have flaws and always overlook good players. The one consistent attribute consistently featured in this list is quickness.  Playing[…]

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Guest List for East Tennessee State Elite Camp

Saturday East Tennessee State hosted their Elite Camp.  Many players from Tennessee, North Carolina, Virginia, and Kentucky attended.  These were many of the elite players in attendance. If you or your a player you know attended the ETSU Elite Camp please DM @PrepHoopsTN to be included in this article. Matthew Schneider (Murfreesboro Siegel) The 6-foot-4[…]

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Top 5 forwards heading into the 2018-19 season

I mentioned in my last post that point guards are very important to a team’s success. The point guard is the driving force behind a team’s success, but point guards can’t win games on their own. It’s a team sport, and remember, there’s no ‘I’ in team. In this write-up, I will give my thoughts[…]

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Francisco’s Finest: Adidas Summer Championships (Biggest Stock Raisers)

Francisco’s Finest: Adidas Summer Championships (Biggest Stock Raisers) LADERA RANCH, CA—The Adidas Summer Championships decided to locate their event in South Orange County at a beautiful complex in Ladera Ranch—and it didn’t disappoint. The usual suspects stood out in their respective games like Jaime Jaquez Jr., Akok Akok, James Wiseman, and Oscar Tshiebwe. However, there[…]

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Elijah Cobb Books College Visit

August and September are wonderful gaps in the basketball during which hoopers can finally take recruiting trips. According to a source, Riverdale High senior Elijah Cobb will fly down and visit Florida College September 13th through the 15th. Elijah Cobb (PrepHoopsTN #34) ran with Pro One Select Navy 17u in July.  The Huntsville-based AAU program featured[…]

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Confirmed D2 College Campers

All college coaches spent July on the road.  Now the plans to host need direction and execution.  The following Division II programs will absolutely get these players on campus to camp in the coming weeks. Noah Savini, Luke Harrison, Jeremyah McWilliams, and Eli Harris all got invited and are attending Mars Hill Camp this Saturday. […]

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