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Class of 2021
6-6    G/F
Fenwick H.S.
Oak Park, IL
NY2LASPORTS.COM Rank: 54
JAN 21
10:30
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2020
2021 F BRYCE HOPKINS TALKS 41 POINT PERFORMANCE
Jonathan Okon — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM and NY2LAILLINOIS.COM
It may have only been 20° outside, but Bryce Hopkins got hot quick inside the Lawless Gym. He pumped in 41 Pts in a remarkably dominant victory over perennial state power Simeon. Hopkins talked to us about his historic performance in Oak Park on Monday night. JO - What was your plan coming into the game? BH - “My overall plan coming into the game was to win. Since I have been at   More...
 
Class of 2021
6-6    G/F
Fenwick H.S.
Oak Park, IL
NY2LASPORTS.COM Rank: 54
 
JAN 20
11:15
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2020
2020 F LATA'VIUS VAUGHTER OFF TO SOLID START
Cameron Nichols — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
Growing up watching ESPN almost every kids wish is to be on Sportscenter Top Plays and LaTa’Vius Vaughter did just that.  During a contest against Kalamazoo Lox Norrix at the GOTTAGETIT Hoop Classic, LaTa’Vius had a put back dunk so nasty it made #3 on Top Plays the next morning. The 6’6 Forward from Clio High School, outside of Flint, is having an outstanding   More...
 
 
Class of 2020
5-11    PG
Beecher H.S.
Mount Morris, MI
NY2LASPORTS.COM Rank: 55
JAN 20
11:00
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2020
2020 PG JALEN TERRY PLEDGES TO OREGON
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
On Friday, one of the most highly coveted point guards in the nation made his college announcement. Jalen Terry, a 5’11” senior out of Beecher High School in Michigan announced at high school his commitment to Oregon and head coach Dana Altman. Terry picked the Ducks over his other two finalist, Louisville and LSU.  Initially, Terry had committed to Michigan State last spring,   More...
 
Class of 2020
5-11    PG
Beecher H.S.
Mount Morris, MI
NY2LASPORTS.COM Rank: 55
 
JAN 20
11:00
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2020
2020 G JAMERE HILL TALKS TOLEDO COMMITMENT
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
Just more than a week after receiving his first scholarship offer, Jamere Hill did not want to wait any longer. On Saturday, the 6’3” senior guard of Joliet West High School (IL) announced his commitment to University of Toledo and head coach Tod Kowalczyk via a twitter post.  While Hill hasn’t held the offer from Toledo for long, he knew it was the right time to make   More...
 
 
Class of 2021
6-0    PG
St John's Northwestern Military Academy
Delafield, WI
JAN 20
11:00
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2020
2020 G GERALD GITTENS TALKS RECRUITMENT
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
Just a few days ago, Gerald Gittens received a scholarship offer courtesy of University of Minnesota Crookston and head coach Dan Weisse. The offer was the first for the 6’0” senior point guard of St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy in Delafield, Wisconsin. “It was an honor because I put in a lot of work into my game trying to get to the level and they see the   More...
 
Class of 2021
6-0    PG
St John's Northwestern Military Academy
Delafield, WI
 
Class of 2021
6-5    SG
AAHS
Alexandria, MN
JAN 20
10:45
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2020
Q & A WITH 2021 G/F COLTON RODERICK
Ryan Schmidt — Contributing Editor to NY2LASPORTS.COM and NY2LAMINNESOTA.COM. Videographer for NY2LASPORTS.TV
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2021 G/F COLTON RODERICK HIGHLIGHTS
A handful of talented juniors are making their mark in Minnesota this season.  One of them is Alexandria standout Colton Roderick.  We caught up with him recently to touch base on his season… Q: How's the season going so far for you and the team? A: It’s going pretty good. We started out strong but hit a little rough patch, but I know we will push through it. Q:   More...
 
Class of 2021
6-5    SG
AAHS
Alexandria, MN
 
Class of 2020
6-6    G/F
Spring Lake Park H.S.
Blaine, MN
JAN 20
10:30
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2020
Q & A WITH 2020 F BLAKE REMME
Ryan Schmidt — Contributing Editor to NY2LASPORTS.COM and NY2LAMINNESOTA.COM. Videographer for NY2LASPORTS.TV
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2020 F BLAKE REMME HIGHLIGHTS
When editing video of Gain Elite Minnesota a couple years ago, I noticed a wirey wing who could shoot, and make impacts on the floor to help his team. This was the spring after his sophomore year.  Remme is averaging so far almost 20 points a game, and uses his six foot five inch frame to shoot over smaller defenders and defending multiple positions. Last season Spring Lake Park was   More...
 
Class of 2020
6-6    G/F
Spring Lake Park H.S.
Blaine, MN
 
Class of 2021
6-6    G/F
Fenwick H.S.
Oak Park, IL
NY2LASPORTS.COM Rank: 54
JAN 20
10:00
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2020
2020 CITY SUBURBAN SHOOTOUT - SIMEON/FENWICK PROSPECT PREVIEW
Jonathan Okon — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM and NY2LAILLINOIS.COM
The 2020 City Suburban Shootout is loaded with prospects from top to bottom.  Here’s a quick look at who to watch in the Simeon Fenwick matchup later today… SIMEON JEREMIAH WILLIAMS - 6’5 - SG - UNCOMITTED  Williams is one of the most underappreciated players in the state. He is a bouncy guard who has nice length. He has D1 offers and as teams start losing out on   More...
 
Class of 2021
6-6    G/F
Fenwick H.S.
Oak Park, IL
NY2LASPORTS.COM Rank: 54
 
Class of 2021
6-5    SG
Notre Dame Prep
Evanston, IL
NY2LASPORTS.COM Rank: 49
JAN 20
09:45
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2020
2020 CITY SUBURBAN SHOOTOUT - MORGAN PARK/NOTRE DAME PROSPECT PREVIEW
Jonathan Okon — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM and NY2LAILLINOIS.COM
Morgan Park and Notre Dame are set to lock up at the City Suburban Shootout later today.  Here’s a quick look at some of the top prospects set to be on the hardwood in this electric matchup… MORGAN PARK ADAM MILLER - 6’4 - SG - (ILLINOIS) Miller is the leader of this Mustangs team. Everyone knows what a threat he is to score the rock. He is an athletic finisher at the   More...
 
Class of 2021
6-5    SG
Notre Dame Prep
Evanston, IL
NY2LASPORTS.COM Rank: 49
 
Class of 2020
6-3    PG
Morgan Park H.S.
Chicago, IL
NY2LASPORTS.COM Rank: 33
JAN 20
09:30
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2020
2020 CITY SUBURBAN SHOOTOUT PREVIEW
Jonathan Okon — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM and NY2LAILLINOIS.COM
A couple of strong matchups highlight the City Suburban Shootout today and we’re here to break both of them down.  A laundry list of Division 1 prospects are set to hit the hardwood and here’s a quick preview of what to look for… MORGAN PARK (12-6) VS. NOTRE DAME (19-2)  DATE - 1/20/20 WHEN - 1 PM  WHERE - FENWICK HIGH SCHOOL   This one is going   More...
 
Class of 2020
6-3    PG
Morgan Park H.S.
Chicago, IL
NY2LASPORTS.COM Rank: 33
 
JAN 16
08:30
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2020
Q & A WITH 2020 G DREWJUAN WHITE
Ryan Schmidt — Contributing Editor to NY2LASPORTS.COM and NY2LAMINNESOTA.COM. Videographer for NY2LASPORTS.TV
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2020 G DREWJUAN WHITE HIGHLIGHTS
Drewjuan White is a 6'5 guard from St. Paul Washington High School in Minnesota. He's averaging 24.2 points per game and has 2 games with 35 or more. He's put up at least 20 points in 7 of 10 games for 2019-20. With interest from a few schools, and motivation to lead himself and his teammates forward, I chatted with Drewjuan about what he's doing and what's coming for   More...
 
 
Class of 2021
6-4    SF
Martin Luther King H.S.
Redford, MI
JAN 16
08:15
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2020
2021 BREAKOUT PROSPECT - F OMAR ZEIGLER JR.
Cameron Nichols — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
Playing up a division can have its pros and cons.  For Omar Zeigler Jr. playing at the 17u level last summer, helped the 6’6 forward grow and evolve his game.  “Playing 17u made me tougher.  It also made me realize that I was better than I thought with still areas to improve in,” says Zeigler.  Detroit Martin Luther King HS is playing some great basketball   More...
 
Class of 2021
6-4    SF
Martin Luther King H.S.
Redford, MI
 
Class of 2021
6-4    SG
Grand Rapids Christian
Kentwood, MI
JAN 16
04:15
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2020
2021 BREAKOUT PROSPECT - SG KOBE BUFKIN
Antonio Curro — National Recruiting Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
The 2021 class is primed to take center stage over the next 8-10 months and a handful promise to be big stories during that time.  The state of Michigan is no exception to the latter and talented guard Kobe Bufkin of Grand Rapids Christian is one reason why. Equipped with a silky smooth long wiry 6-4 175 pounds frame, Bufkin brings to mind former Duke standout Phil Henderson in terms of   More...
 
Class of 2021
6-4    SG
Grand Rapids Christian
Kentwood, MI
 
JAN 16
04:00
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2020
2020 G JAMERE HILL COLLECTS FIRST OFFER
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
Just a few days ago, Jamere Hill earned his first division one scholarship offer from University of Toledo and head coach Tod Kowalczyk. Hill is a 6’3” point guard at Joliet West High School (IL).  When asked how it was to be offered by Toledo, Hill said “it felt good to get my first offer, at first I didn’t know how to react.” When talking about the MAC   More...
 
 
Class of 2020
6-3    PF
, IA
JAN 16
03:45
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2020
2020 SG CALEB HAAG CONTINUES TO TREND UPWARD
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
One senior out of Iowa who is starting to have a long list of scholarship offers is Caleb Haag of Waterloo West High School. To date, the 6’4” shooting guard has received offers from Des Moines Area Community College, Kirkwood Community College, North Dakota State College of Science, Southwest Mississippi Community College, Truman State, and Upper Iowa. “I like all of the   More...
 
Class of 2020
6-3    PF
, IA
 
Class of 2020
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JAN 16
03:30
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2020
Q & A WITH 2020 G AUSTIN WETTER
Ryan Schmidt — Contributing Editor to NY2LASPORTS.COM and NY2LAMINNESOTA.COM. Videographer for NY2LASPORTS.TV
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2020 G AUSTIN WETTER HIGHLIGHTS
Austin Wetter is a crafty taller than normal point guard who plays at Monticello High School in Minnesota. He has a soft, fluid shooting stroke and uses his height, 6'5, to guard multiple positions. So far for the 2019-20 season Wetter is averaging 22.9 points on 33 made 3s and 2.5 steals. As a junior he scored 17 points per game while making 40% of his 3s and averaging 3.5 assists per   More...
 
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Class of 2020
6-3    G
CBC
St. Louis, MO
NY2LASPORTS.COM Rank: 28
JAN 16
11:30
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2020
CBC AND CHAMINADE TOP PERFORMERS RECAP
Leon Threat — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
CBC and Chaminade took to the courts earlier this week in a quality showdown of talented prospects.  Here’s a quick look at five of the standouts… 2020 Caleb Love 6-4 CBC – The senior guard came out on fire to kick the offense into high gear for the Cadets.  Love began the match sinking a three pointer. Then, he intercepted a pass and took it the full length of the   More...
 
Class of 2020
6-3    G
CBC
St. Louis, MO
NY2LASPORTS.COM Rank: 28
 
JAN 16
11:15
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2020
2021 LUKE BROWN - HARTFORD CITY CINDERELLA STORY
Jeff Moore — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
A tale that could only be fantasized in a Disney production is taking place in Hartford City, IN.  Located in the northeast central portion of the state, this town of 6,000 suffered some very economic troubles.  As with many other communities, the decline in manufacturing opportunities and business closings caused many citizens to migrate elsewhere.   The local high school   More...
 
 
Class of 2021
6-5    SG
SJNMA
Hartland, WI
NY2LASPORTS.COM Rank: 55
JAN 16
11:00
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2020
2021 SG BRANDIN PODZIEMSKI CONTINUES TO TREND UPWARD
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
One junior in Wisconsin continuing to gain more and more interest from college coaches nationwide is Brandin Podziemski. Podziemski is a 6’5” shooting guard who attends St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy.  Some of the colleges that have been recruiting him recently include Buffalo, Eastern Michigan, Iowa, Loyola-Chicago, Marquette, Michigan, Texas A&M, UC-Santa   More...
 
Class of 2021
6-5    SG
SJNMA
Hartland, WI
NY2LASPORTS.COM Rank: 55
 
Class of 2020
6-3    SG
Holy Family Catholic High School
Eden Prairie, MN
JAN 16
11:00
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2020
Q & A WITH 2020 F ARIEL BLAND
Ryan Schmidt — Contributing Editor to NY2LASPORTS.COM and NY2LAMINNESOTA.COM. Videographer for NY2LASPORTS.TV
A number of talented 2020 prospects are still on the board from coast to coast and the state of Minnesota is no exception to that.  We caught up with former Minnesota standout and Howard Pulley standout Ariel Bland who is now at Compass Prep… Q: What made you transfer to Compass Prep? A: Just after talking with some people from AAU I thought it would be best for me and my   More...
 
Class of 2020
6-3    SG
Holy Family Catholic High School
Eden Prairie, MN
 
Class of 2020
6-6    PF
Cass Technical H.S.
Redford, MI
JAN 14
12:15
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2020
SLEEPER WATCH - 2020 F ISAIAH SANDERS
Cameron Nichols — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
It’s hard to find the kind of players that will fill up the box score and do all the intangible things the coaches ask for but that is exactly how Isaiah Sanders plays basketball.  He is the glue that helps Detroit Cass Tech stick with his rebounding, defense and scoring inside the paint. Detroit Cass Tech and Sanders is having a great season so far at 7-1 and being ranked one of   More...
 
Class of 2020
6-6    PF
Cass Technical H.S.
Redford, MI
 
Class of 2021
6-11    G/F
Sussex Hamilton
Menomonee Falls, WI
NY2LASPORTS.COM Rank: 1
JAN 14
12:00
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2020
2020 HIGHLAND SHOOTOUT MOST VALUABLE PLAYERS
Leon Threat — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
This past weekend, I watched a full day of basketball featuring some of the most highly recruited basketball talent in the country. From start to finish, fans were able to witness a number of memorable moments. Each year, the Highland Optimist Scott Credit Union Shootout seems to set the bar a little higher. Here is a summary of the MVP performances from the 29th edition of the highly anticipated   More...
 
Class of 2021
6-11    G/F
Sussex Hamilton
Menomonee Falls, WI
NY2LASPORTS.COM Rank: 1
 
JAN 14
11:45
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2020
Q & A WITH 2021 PG JAYDEN LANE
Ryan Schmidt — Contributing Editor to NY2LASPORTS.COM and NY2LAMINNESOTA.COM. Videographer for NY2LASPORTS.TV
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2021 G JAYDEN LANE HIGHLIGHTS
When you watch enough video of basketball game's editing highlights you eventually find players you didn't know existed. This is especially true with High School basketball since every team doesn't keep stats and/or they just keep scoring stats.  Last basketball season, 2018-19, I was editing video of Park of Cottage Grove games. Park had five starting Senior's for that   More...
 
 
Class of 2020
6-0    PG
Winterset H.S.
Winterset, IA
JAN 14
11:15
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2020
2020 G EASTON DARLING TRENDING UP
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
One player in Iowa lighting up the scoreboard this season is Easton Darling. Darling is a 6’0” senior guard at Winterset High School. While scoring north of 20 points per game last season as a junior, Darling has taken it to another level this season. This year he is putting up a highly impressive 25.6 points per game currently to lead Winterset to a 6-1 start.  Darling is   More...
 
Class of 2020
6-0    PG
Winterset H.S.
Winterset, IA
 
Class of 2021
6-0    F
Glenwood, IA
JAN 14
11:00
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2020
2021 INTRO - SF RYAN BLUM
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
While it’s just half way into the high school season, Ryan Blum is already making some big waves around Iowa for Glenwood High School this year. Blum is putting up 19 points, 9 rebounds, and 2 blocks per game to help Glenwood to a 7-3 record this season as just a junior.  While Blum still has a year and a half left of high school, he has already been able to earn his first   More...
 
Class of 2021
6-0    F
Glenwood, IA
 
Class of 2020
6-5    G
Saline H.S
Ann Arbor, MI
JAN 13
11:45
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2020
SLEEPER WATCH - 2020 G GRIFFIN YAKLICH
Cameron Nichols — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
One of the best passers in the State of Michigan and ranked as the #25 ranked player by the Detroit Free Press is Griffin Yaklich of Saline High School.  Griffin is a skilled guard with length at 6’5 and plays with a high basketball IQ.  His ability to get his teammates open while also scoring when needed to has made him a hot recruit in Michigan.   Griffin’s   More...
 
Class of 2020
6-5    G
Saline H.S
Ann Arbor, MI
 
JAN 13
11:30
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2020
Q & A WITH 2020 G JARELL JACOBS
Ryan Schmidt — Contributing Editor to NY2LASPORTS.COM and NY2LAMINNESOTA.COM. Videographer for NY2LASPORTS.TV
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2020 G JARELL JACOBS HIGHLIGHTS
Jarell Jacobs is a 6'1 Guard from Cass-Lake Bena. You're probably wondering where Cass-Lake is? Well, it's just North of Walker and is on the Leach Lake Reservation. Playing versus Deer Lake recently Jacobs scored 57 points and 22 rebounds.  For small 1A schools like Cass-Lake to be successful they need players who do it all. Red Lake, another Indian Reservation school, had   More...
 
 
Class of 2021
6-7    F
Norman County East H.S.
Flom, MN
JAN 13
11:30
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2020
Q & A WITH 2021 F BRODEN LIEN
Ryan Schmidt — Contributing Editor to NY2LASPORTS.COM and NY2LAMINNESOTA.COM. Videographer for NY2LASPORTS.TV
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2021 F BRODEN LIEN HIGHLIGHTS
Broden Lien is a six foot eight inch forward from Norman County East/Ulen-Hitterdal, or NCEUH for short. NCEUH is located in Twin Valley, Minnesota, population 800 or so people. Lien is a big fish in a small pond. He's feasted on the small Single A schools of Minnesota basketball. So far for 2019-20 vs Lake Park-Audubon he had 36 points, Rothsay 39 points, and then vs Red Lake he had 38   More...
 
Class of 2021
6-7    F
Norman County East H.S.
Flom, MN
 
JAN 13
11:15
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2020
2021 INTRO - G LOGAN VAN ESSEN
Jeff Moore — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
Logan Van Essen is a true “Gym Rat” in every sense some may call it a labor of love.  The 6 foot guard from Illiana Christian (IN) has put in countless hours of work on his craft and as they say, “Practice makes perfect”. Illiana Christian is new to Indiana having just moved from across the border in Illinois 12 miles to Dyer (IN).  The growing enrollment and   More...
 
 
Class of 2021
6-5    G/F
Detroit Douglas
Detroit , MI
JAN 13
11:00
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2020
2020 FASTBREAK INVITATIONAL TOP PERFORMERS
Cameron Nichols — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
Weather in the Metro Detroit area couldn’t keep fans away from these four high level games.  Each of the four contest had really good prospects and matchups.  Below are a few standout players who played well during the Fastbreak Invitational in Michigan hosted by Inside Prep Sports… Note – Not listed in any particular order Pierre Brooks Jr. ’21 |   More...
 
Class of 2021
6-5    G/F
Detroit Douglas
Detroit , MI
 
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