Published by The HOOP SCOOP, Inc., P.O. Box 37122, Louisville, KY 40233
Email Address: hoopscooponline@msn.com | Phone: (502) 500-4667 | Fax: (502) 882-3155
Editor & Publisher: Clark Francis | All rights reserved - Copyright 2016


A national recruiting web site and scouting service providing
analysis, rankings, and coverage of grassroots basketball since 1983

Author Archives: Clark Francis

McDONALD’S ALL-AMERICAN TEAM IS OFFICIAL & DUKE LEADS NORTH CAROLINA, KENTUCKY, KANSAS, UCLA, INDIANA, ARIZONA, LOUISVILLE, & SYRACUSE ET AL. ON OUR LIST OF SCHOOLS THAT HAVE LANDED THE MOST MCDONALD”S AMERICANS IN THE 43-YEAR HISTORY OF THE TEAM

The Class of 2019 is mediocre at best, but the final list of players selected to play in this year's McDonald's American Game, which was announced two days ago and will be played March 27th at State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA, is one of their better efforts. 

[Subscribe to continue reading]

Leave a comment

Scott Lewis, Sharife Cooper, Harlond Beverly, Balsa Kiprivica, & Keion Brooks Come Up Big on Final Day of Action at the 2019 Spalding Hoop Hall Classic

It wasn't pretty, as both teams combined to score only 95 points, neither team shot over 33% from the field, and Fairfax (Paul VI) VA only scored a grand total of three points in the entire third quarter of the first game on the final day of action at the 2019 Spalding Hoop Hall Classic, which is being held this weekend at Blake Arena on the campus of Springfield College in Springfield, MA. 

[Subscribe to continue reading]

Leave a comment

IMG Knocks off Oak Hill in the Prime Time Game Earlier Today at the Spalding Hoop Hall Classic

We pick things up with the second game of the day in the Sunday Session at the 2019 Spalding Hoop Hall Classic, which is being held this weekend at Blake Arena on the campus of Springfield College in Springfield, MA.  And, although Chicago (Whitney Young) IL took charge early and led most of the way en route to a 54-46 victory, the big story here was fact that 6'6 Soph Quincy Allen from Washington (Maret) DC was clearly the best prospect in the game. 

[Subscribe to continue reading]

Leave a comment

Senior Class Nationally is a Major Disappointment & Top Players Honors Still Very Much For Grabs

I hate to be the bearer of bad news.  But, after watching many of the top players and teams in the nation during the last month-and-a-half, I think it is safe to reiterate the fact that the Class of 2019 is really down for a number of reasons. 

[Subscribe to continue reading]

Leave a comment

Brandon Boston & Terrence Williams Highlight Saturday’s Action at the Spalding Hoop Hall Classic

We pick things up with the second game of the day earlier today at this year's Spalding Hoop Hall Classic, which is being held this weekend at Blake Arena on the campus of Springfield College in Springfield, MA.  And this one wasn't even close, as 6'2 Jaylin Hunter from Manchester (East Catholic) CT and 6'0 Joey Reilly from Manchester (East Catholic) CT combined for 64 points and led the way to an impressive 78-60 win Warminster (Archbishop Wood) PA. 

[Subscribe to continue reading]

Leave a comment

Samson Ruzhentsev Steals the Thunder from All of the Big Names Like James Wiseman, Anthony Edwards, D.J. Jeffries, Chandler Lawson, et al. at this Year’s ARS Resue Rooter National Hoopfest Memphis

It was a tough weekend for Knoxville (Bearden) TN, which lost not one, but two games in the ARS Rescue Rooter National Hoopfest Memphis.  In case you were unaware, this is the team that won the Arby's Classic last week and is normally one the best teams in the Eastern part of Tennessee. 

[Subscribe to continue reading]

Leave a comment

Westchester Beats Scott County in Photo Finish For 2018 Beach Ball Classic Title

We pick things up with the Consolation Bracket Championship Game on the final day of action at the 38th Annual Beach Ball Classic, which always is held between Christmas and the New Year at the Convention Center in Myrtle Beach, SC.  Lakewood (St. Edward) OH jumped out to an 11-2 lead early, led 30-15 at the 7:21 mark in the first half, and never look back to a 75-60 win over Florence (H.S.) SC. 

[Subscribe to continue reading]

Leave a comment

Wendell Moore Takes it To Another Level & Scott County & LA Westchester Advance into the Championship Game at this Year’s Beach Ball Classic

We pick things up with the second game of the day at this year's Beach Ball Classic, which being held at the Convention Center in Myrtle Beach, SC.  And the big story in this 5th Place Semi-Finals Game was the 38-point/14 rebound performance that was turned in by 6'6 Wendell Moore from Concord (Cox Mill) NC, who is ranked #29 nationally in the senior class by the HOOP SCOOP and is bound for Duke University. 

[Subscribe to continue reading]

Leave a comment

James Wiseman, N’Faly Dante, Grant Sherfield, Addison Patterson, & Terry Armstrong Highlight Third Day of Action at this Year’s Chick’fil-A Classic

With all of the upsets yesterday in the first round of the two divisions at this year's Chick'fil-A Classic, which is being held this week at Richland Northeast High School in Columbia, SC, a lot of the top players in the tournament now have the dubious distinction of having to play today and tomorrow in the loser's bracket in the auxiliary gym. 

[Subscribe to continue reading]

Leave a comment

Upsets & High Profile/Big Name Players Not Living Up to Expectations Was the Order of the Day on the Second Day of Action at this Year’s Chick-fil-A Classic

The best time to pull of a major upset against a good team is right after they get off the bus or plane,  And this obviously was the case when Charlotte (Independence) NC knocked off Philadelphia (Roman Catholic) PA, 63-52, in the first game on the second day of action in the American Division Bracket in the 17th Annual Chick-fil-A Classic, which is being held this week at Richland Northeast High School in Columbia, SC. 

[Subscribe to continue reading]

Leave a comment

Sharife Cooper Takes Home Tournament MVP Honors & McEachern Beats Imhotep Charter 68-47 To Win In 2018 Culligan City of Palms Classic Title Game

It looks like 6'2 Joe Girard was on a mission to redeem himself after a subpar performance two days ago in today's first game of the day on the final day of action in this year's Culligan City of Palms Classic, which has held all this week at Florida Southwestern State College in Ft.

[Subscribe to continue reading]

Leave a comment

Imhotep Charter Stuns Oak Hill & McEachern Knocks Off Mountain Brook in the Semi-Finals of this Year Culligan City of Palms Classic

Things started out with a bang earlier today in the first Challenge Round Game of the tournament, which featured two of the four teams without a win in the first two rounds of this year's Culligan City of Palms Classic, which is being held all this week at Florida Southwestern State College in Ft.

[Subscribe to continue reading]

Leave a comment

Upsets are the Order of the Day in Today’s Two Quarterfinals Game on Day IV at the Culligan City of Palms Classic

St. Louis (Vashon) MO redeemed itself with a 85-76 win over Kissimmee (Osceola0 FL and Miami (Christian) FL upset West Columbia (Gray Collegiate) SC, 96-80, in the two Consolation Bracket Quarterfinals games earlier today on the fourth day of action in this year's Culligan City of Palms Classic, which is being held all this week at Florida Southwestern State College in Ft.

[Subscribe to continue reading]

Leave a comment

Oak Hill & McEachern Advance Into Semi-Finals & Joe Girard & Cole Anthony Win 3-Point Shooting & Slam Dunk Contests on Day III at the Culligan City of Palms Classic

The first game of the day, which also was on the second Consolation Bracket game of the tournament, on the third day of action in this year's Culligan City of Palms Classic, which is being held all this week at Florida Southwestern State College in Ft.

[Subscribe to continue reading]

Leave a comment

VERNON CAREY PLAYS LIKE A MAN POSSESSED & BLOWOUTS WERE THE ORDER OF THE DAY ON DAY II OF THE CULLIGAN CITY OF PALMS CLASSIC

Washington (Woodrow Wilson) DC beat Sarasota (Rvierview) FL, 69-55, in the first consolation game to open the second day of action in this year's Culligan City of Palms Classic, which is being held all this week at Florida Southwestern State College in Ft. Myers, FL. 

[Subscribe to continue reading]

Leave a comment

Trendon Watford, D.J. Jeffries, & Cole Anthony Highlight First Day of Action at this Year’s Culligan City of Palms Classic

It was like lightning struck twice in the same spot when the University of Maryland-bound 6'10 Makhi Mitchell from Washington (Woodrow Wilson) DC knocked down two straight threes to give his team a 6-0 led early in the first game of the day on the first day of action at this year's Culligan City of Palms Classic, which is being held all this week at Florida Southwestern State College in Ft.

[Subscribe to continue reading]

Leave a comment

USC HAS THE #1-RANKED RECRUITING CLASS AFTER THE CONCLUSION OF THE FALL SIGNING PERIOD & ANOTHER MOBLEY IS EXPECTED TO FOLLOW EITHER SOONER OR LATER

With 6'8 Onyeka Okongw from Chino Hills (H.S.) CA, 6'9 Isaiah Mobley from Temecula (Rancho Christian) CA, 6'3 Kyle Sturdivant from Norcross (H.S.) GA, 6'8 Max Agbonkolo from Rancho Santa Margarita (Santa Margarita Catholic) CA, and 6'6 Drake London from Moorpark (H.S.) CA all in the fold, there shouldn't be much doubt about the fact that USC has the #1-ranked recruiting class in our Exclusive Ranking of the Top Recruiting Classes After the Conclusion of the Fall Signing Period for the Class of 2019

[Subscribe to continue reading]

Leave a comment

IMG Academy & Montverde Academy Both Go Home With Back-to-Back Wins in Loaded 2018 ARS Rescue Rooter National Hoopfest

Things started out with a bang on Friday night when 6'5 Anthony Edwards from Atlanta (Holy Spirit) GA went for 41 points in his team's 85-73 win against Washington (Archbishop) DC in the first game at the 2018 ARS Rescue Rooter National HoopFest, which is being held this weekend at DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, MD. 

[Subscribe to continue reading]

Leave a comment

E.J. Liddell & Nimari Burnett Take it to Another Level at the Marshall County Hoopfest

After watching 6'7 E.J. Liddell from Belleville (West) IL finish with 42 points and 16 rebounds in his team's 77-60 win over Madisonville (North Hopkins) KY and 22 points and 14 rebounds in his team's 74-68 win over Jackson (Callaway) MS in the Marshall County Hoopfest, which was held over the weekend at Marshall County High School in Benton, KY, it is pretty clear that he is one of the most undervalued players nationally in the Class of 2019. 

[Subscribe to continue reading]

Leave a comment

Patrick Baldwin in a Class All by Himself at the 2018 Pangos All-Midwest Frosh/Soph Camp

The big story at the 2018 Pangos All-Midwest Frosh/Soph Camp, which was held over the weekend at The Park District of La Grange in La Grange, IL, was the fact that 6'9 Soph Patrick Baldwin from Sussex (Hamilton) WI was back in attendance for a third consecutive year and this time around it was pretty obvious that he was the best player in camp. 

[Subscribe to continue reading]

Leave a comment
  • Login

  • Subscribe Now!

  • The HOOP SCOOP Online Archives