Region Preview: 6A Region 2

Region 2 has some intriguing teams in the mix with Kearns leading the way. While Kearns is the standard, Cyprus and Hillcrest will look to do whatever they can to attain a Region 2 title. Cyprus is capable of being very scary due to their shooting while Hillcrest has one of the top playmakers in[…]

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Prospect Spotlight: Kawika Akina (2019)

Pleasant Grove will be in the thick of it yet again this upcoming season. While they are one of the favorites to win their region and win the state championship, nothing is a guarantee at this point. However, they have plenty of talent on their roster with one of the best backcourts in the entire[…]

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Top Backcourts

With the season right around the corner, it is time to preview some of the top guard combinations in the state. These teams below will have an advantage in the backcourt in nearly every game they play this season due to their skilled backcourts.  Olympus There is no question about it that Olympus has the[…]

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Region Preview 6A: Region 1

Region 1 had a lot of depth last year. While they will have a lot of newcomers who will play big roles, there is still plenty of returning talent. It will be interesting to see all the new faces and prospects who compete at a high level. However, Fremont, Davis, and Layton sit atop of[…]

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Prospect Spotlight: Max Curry (2020)

With two seasons left in high school career, Bountiful big-man Max Curry is a guy that could establish himself as a top defensive threat in Utah before it’s all said and done. The 6-foot-7 center has already proven to be an elite shot-blocker, and hopes that his defensive success from this past grassroots season can[…]

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A Scout’s Take: FAB 48 (2019 Stock Raisers)

A Scout’s Take: FAB 48 (2019 Stock Raisers) LAS VEGAS, Nev.—Although Hal Pastner and UAA Finals had a lot of talent within their gyms, the FAB 48, directed by Gary Charles, Dinos Trigonis, and Grant Rice, continue to be the cream of the crop of Las Vegas Grassroots hoops. From the beginning (Compton Magic taking[…]

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Way Too Early Rankings: 1A

Panguitch has dominated the 1A world and will look to continue to do the same this upcoming season. However, it is far from a forgone conclusion that they will win the state championship once again with Manila and Tabiona being serious contenders. This should be a fun group to watch. 1. Manila Manila had a[…]

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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[…]

Way Too Early Rankings: 2A

Beaver pulled off quite the run in the state tournament as they took down the state title favorite en route to collecting a title. Despite losing in the final four last season, Layton Christian Academy is the favorite to win it all once again. Further, they are joined at the top by another private school[…]

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Prospect Spotlight: Jael Vaughn (2019)

As he heads into his senior season at Herriman, 6-foot 1 point guard Jael Vaughn is eager to show his maturity as a player, and hopes area colleges notice. Vaughn, currently Utah’s 29th-ranked 2019, has been working this spring and summer on basketball IQ and leadership ability. He’ll have three more months to hone those[…]

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Prospect Spotlight: Jaxon Kohler (2022)

Jaxon Kohler hasn’t even played a second of high school hoops, but he’s already got a Division I offer to his name. The 6-foot-7 power forward was pegged as a  premier prospect in Utah’s 2022 class very early in his hoops career. And Southern Utah officially made him a D1 prospect when they offered him[…]

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Way Too Early Rankings: 3A

1. Delta Delta brings back the biggest scoring threat in 3A which gives them a huge jump start on the rest of the classification. Derek Smith will be causing teams plenty of nightmares throughout the course of the season. Every team will have to do whatever they can to stop him in order to have a chance[…]

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Way Too Early Rankings: 4A

Last season, 4A was one of the most intriguing classifications in the state with Salem Hills eventually taking home the prize. However, with a landscape that looks quite different from last year, it is conceivable that many of the top teams will not be the same as they were last year. There has been some movement[…]

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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[…]

Recruiting Report: Kase Peterson (2020)

Herriman High School has a lot of promise this season. One of the biggest splashes came in the changing of coaches from one Utah legend to another as Coach Scott Briggs moved over from West Jordan to Herriman. Briggs was the long time coach at West Jordan and has had plenty of experience with winning[…]

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Live Period Round-Up: Top 3 15U Teams

In our last team round-up, we shift our attention to 15U. Below are the top 3 15U teams from Utah this spring and summer. Continue to watch these young prospects as many of them have the potential to play this game at the next level and have a lot of success. Exum Elite What would[…]

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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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Prospect Update: Hayden Welling (2019)

After recently nabbing his first Division I offer, Corner Canyon’s 6-foot-9 stretch-forward Hayden Welling continues to establish himself as one of Utah’s best 2019s. He’s been working this spring and summer to develop as more of a combo-forward, and has come to a point where he confidently can play on the perimeter and in the[…]

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Live Period Round-Up: Top 3 16U Teams

Utah’s 16U groups performed at an extremely high level. This group demonstrated that Utah basketball has plenty of talent and more than most people give it credit for. Many states are thrilled to have one team perform at the level that the top teams in this 16U age group participated in. Below are the top[…]

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Live Period Round-Up: 17U Final Grassroots Rankings

With the live periods in the books, a number of 17U prospects said good bye to their club basketball squads. With that said, a number of them walked away with solid performances that aided them in ensuring that at this time next year they will be training to play college basketball. Below are the top[…]

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