Hoop Dreams Magazine Prep Classic

In 2014, the Hoop Dreams Magazine Prep Classic began like so many tournaments today, as a simple way to help prep school athletes gain exposure. Over the years, the tournament grew and expanded to include the nation’s finest athletes and teams. The HDM Prep Classic in the past 4 years, has set the standard by which all tournaments are compared.

Hoop Dreams Magazine 2017 Prep Classic January 7, 2017, event will be held at Cathedral Panthers High School. Located in Boston’s Downtown attractions providing lots of family fun, as well as high level basketball.

More than 50 players have advanced to play at the NCAA Division 1 level

Numerous players have advanced to play professionally in the National Basketball Association and overseas affiliated with HDM.

Hundreds of coaches and scouts at every level use this venue for recruiting. Here are some of the top NCAA Division I coaches that have attended past tournaments:

  • Tom Crean (Indiana)
  • Jay Wright (Villanova)
  • Dan Hurley (URI)
  • Chad Babel (Nike)
  • Alex Kline (Rivals.com)
  • Brian Snow (Scout.com)

Players to watch:


  • Philmon Gebrewhit
  • Sukhmail Mathon (Boston U.)

Putnam Science Academy

  • Hamidou Diallo
  • Darnell Brodie (Seton Hall)
  • Eric Ayala

Proctor Academy

  • Geo Baker (Rutgers)
  • Caleb Green (Holy Cross)
  • Tshiefu Ngalkulondi (St. Bonaventure)

MacDuffie School

  • Dana Tate
  • Ismael Massoud
  • Dalano Barton

CRU Academy

  • Devrae Burns
  • Jamaurie Coakley

Redemption Christian Academy

  • Chris Duarte

St. Luke’s

  • Walter Whyte (Boston U.)
  • Jonas Harper

Lee Academy

  • Shaquille Walters (Santa Clara U.)
  • Max Minchenkov

Notre Dame Prep

  • Melo Eggleston (Wake Forest)
  • Zep Jasper (College of Charleston)