• 2027 Hoop Dreams Magazine Jr Standouts - Theodore Allen Jr- 2027 5’7 (High Rock Middle School) Massachusetts When we say hes the GOODS, we really mean it, has been know as one of the best players in the country for a while now. TJ fits the mold of having “IT” Makes shots, able to use his body to create space, has developed a consistant jump shot which has kept defenders honest. One of the best parts of his game is his playmaking ability, he is able to see the play before it happens. He’s years before his time, he is going to be special. Adriel Cantave - 2027 5’2 (Carver Middle School School) Massachusetts The work horse was a blur in the open court, making plays and causing havoc on the defensive end. He has a certain flash that makes you gravitate towards his court, we watched him make three big time plays in a row and it didn’t even look like he broke a sweat. He has star potential and he knows it. Thomas Sibley- 2027 6’ 2( Westwood Thurston Middle) Massachusetts The big guy showcased his ability to make shots as well as finish through contact, he looks to have grown and has a lot more inches to go he is just scratching the surface of how good he can really be. Sibley has worked himself into a player and with more work he will be a big time prospect. Ayden Mejia –2028 5’6 (Bradley Elementary School) Massachusetts Crafty guard who understands how to play…
  • 2026 Hoop Dreams Magazine Jr. Standouts (Part 2) - Dmani Williams –  2026 5’5 (Weston Middle School) Massachusetts This is a throwback guard, Gary Payton vibes if you play with the ball in the back court he will more then certenly take the ball. He showed he can make the long ball, as well as play in ball screens. Williams has a chance to get some height as his brother played schlorship basketball and stands at 6’8.  If this is the case he will become something special. Jerry Brown - 2026 5’2 (Roxbury Prep) Massachusetts The crafty guard looked good while running the show, showed his smooth jump shooting ability and his ability to create space. His shifty handle made him a tough cover when he was able to get into the gut of the defence and cause havoc, a big time on ball defender who has a knack for the ball, Brown is a name to remember.   Treshawn Ray - 2026 Massachusetts Has showed us a new side of his development, was able to score at a easy clip, for a while it looked really easy, one dribble pullups, driving to the lane and keeping his teammate involved. The big guard has a chance to be really good with continued work, he will be someone you should remember. Amari Mow - 2026 5’3 (Jonas Clarke Middle School) Massachusetts A point guard who knows how to play the position, seen him make the right play time after time.  He was really good playing out of ball screen actions,…
  • Hoop Dreams Jr’s combine results - Hoop Dreams Jr's combine top 10 results.   ¾ Sprint Darin Robinson 2.07 Michael Dasilva Jr 2.07 Armani Lloret 2.07 Ty Tables 2.18 Deon Santos 2.3 Elijah Ford 2.5 Travis Upchurch 2.61 Devan Williams 2.69 Jamari Robinson 2.73 Myki Washington 2.8 Lane Agility Jaxson Terry 10.96 Landon Krygier 11.03 Dmani Williams 11.24 Travis Upchurch 11.34 Warren Keel 11.5 Jamari Robinson 11.56 Dante Hector 11.58 Devan Williams 11.68 Hunter Peabody 11.78 Gavin Santana 11.8 Jaylen Hunter-Coleman 11.82 Shuffle Travis Upchurch 2.5 Teriq Goodman 2.6 Israel Jackson 2.7 Jailen Carter 2.7 Adam Conheeny 2.7 Devan Williams 2.7 Dante Hector 2.7 Jamari Robinson 2.7 Landon Krygier 2.7 Kevin Lopes 2.78 Standing Vertical Osa Idada 31 Myki Washington 26 Elijah Ford 25 Julian Chatman 25 Thomas Ferdinando 25 Israel Jackson 25 Jamari Robinson 25 Chais Harriette 25 Tyron Boswell Jr 24 Wing Span Osa Idada 6’6 Duke Derima 6’4 Israel Jackson 6’3 Jared Butler Jr 6’3 Tyron Boswell 6’2 Jaylen Harrell 6’2 Teriq Goodman 6’2 Travis Upchurch 6’2 Amir Panagiotis 6’1 Running Vert Osa Idada 33 Myki Washington 31 Julian Chatman 30 Thomas Ferdinando 30 Tyron Boswell Jr 30 Amir Panagiotis 28 Israel Jackson 27 Jamari Robinson 27 Kareem Anthony Jr 27  
  • 2020 HDM Combine (MS Girls) - The 2020 Hoop Dreams Magazine Girls Combine had a middle school division that had a load of talent look to claim their spot as the next top prospect of their generation. a number of campers stood out and left a mark on the event. Evelyn Schwartz ‘25 (Lincoln-Sudbury)  A skilled frontcourt player who gives consistent results on offense scoring and rebounding. Has a lot of mobility in an uptempo game. Likes the contact in the paint and has quick advanced footwork  that allows her to finish around the rim in a number of ways.   Christina Pham ‘25 (Nobles & Greenough) A facilitator with strong court awareness with shifty playmaking moves. Pham is very difficult to contain in the open floor. A floor general with exceptional leadership skills. Played up on this day and considered to be among the elite guards in the camp regardless of class.    Mia Ortega ‘26 (Bay State Jaguars)  A catch and shoot game who can knock down jumpers regularly. Played efficient enough to make her presence felt and allowed opportunities to get her teammates.    Tiyara Gonzalez ‘26 (Team Providence) A quick point guard who is a blur to her defenders. A strong on ball defender who is a nightmare for the opposing team. Gonzalez finds creative ways to score in the lane. Plays under control at such a young age.    Alannah Morantus ‘27 (Foxborough Charter) A confident shooter with a smooth release and nice arc on her shot. A unselfish passer who…
  • 2020 HDM High School Boys Standouts (2of2) - A loaded gym of talent at the Dana Barros Basketball Club that featured rising prospects in the region. We feature part 2 of 2 standout prospects at the 2020 Hoop Dreams Magazine High School Boys Sowcase. Joe Okla '24 (Holy Name) There's a lot of promise with Okla. He's got size and length that allows him to be effective on both ends of the floor. His defense shines at this point but this bouncy athleticism clears the way for above the rim finishes Gerald Dottin '22 (Cambridge) Once and a while  a move that'll be mixtape worthy, and will show flashes of skilled ball handling but it's his knack for scoring that will get you every time. A physical guard who doesn't get knocked off the line and always gets to his spot. Dottin gets into the lane for a driving layup more times then none with a defender on him. Brendan McNamara '22 (Nobles & Greenough) A combo guard who's on ball pressure on defense converts into easy offense on the break. McNamara is crafty and utilizes his upper body strength to absorb contact finishing over defenders. Jaden Brewington '22 (Putnam Science Academy) A athletic guard who at one put of the day had his athleticism on display hen he dunked over another 6'7" camper. Freeman is gritty on defense and has the ability to take his defender off the dribble and carry them on his hip taking them along for the ride to the basket. Jaaden Simpkins  '23…
  • 2020 HDM Combine Camp (HS Boys) Standouts (1of2) - The 2020 Hoop Dreams Magazine Combine along with Dana Barros Basketball Club and Next Level Factory brought together the top prospects in the region for some competitive action. A session filled with skills training, 5v5 competition, dunk contest and a all star game was an atmosphere of high level basketball. The camp produced a ton of eye popping moments in between those moment a number of student athletes stood out amongst the rest of the competition. Kyle Hicks '22 (New Hampton) - A human hight reel at the camp that had spectators and his peers in awe. A scoring wing with good size and most notably about Hicks is his improved ball handling ability. Has quick first step and who is only just beginning to scratch the surface of his potential.   Reid Ducharme '23 (Nobles & Greenough) - A bouncy athlete who has great length and solid frame that makes him a active on defense. Ducharme can play anywhere between shooting guard and small forward. Loves to attack off the dribble and play above the rim.   Dominic Mello '21 (St. George's) - A recent Sacred Heart commit is a pass first point guard who is highly productive player and despite his size Mello cemented his place among the best at the combine. Marvin Musiime-Kamali '22 (Thayer Academy) - A high academic athlete who boosts a 3.8 GPA. Marvins GPA matches how high his ceiling is with an improvement in ball handling and a developed perimeter shot he's a…
  • 2025 Hoop Dreams Magazine Jr Combine (Part 1) - Travis Upchurch- 5’11 (Fairfield Country Day) Connecticut One of the best guards I have seen in a long time, he plays at a different pace then everyone one else. Unable to speed him up or turn him over he is a high level defender that plays the passing lanes like a veteran. Upchurch makes it look easy as he scored whenever he felt like it, with the ball in his hands you are sure to have a good opportunity of winning the ball game.      Jamari Robinson - 2025 5’10 (Belmont Hill School) Massachusetts  The high flyer made his presence felt as he sliced and diced his way to the basket, Robinson did it all and did it gracefully all within the flow of the game. Robinson is a nightmare going down hill and has slippery moves to get past his defender.    Amir Panagiotis - 2025 6’0 St (Andrews School) Rhode Island  This hard nosed guard only knows one gear and that’s full speed, he didn’t take a play off all day which screams “winner” Got to the basket at ease and played under control. Panagiotis has that old school game, get it done by any means necessary. On the defensive end he gets after it while guarding multiple positions.    Jared Butler Jr - 2025 6’5 (Capital Prep) Connecticut Butler has grown and has become more skillful, the long wing is oozing with upside. His long ball has become more of a weapon, along with his ball handling…
  • 2020 HDM Combine Standouts (HS Girls) - The Hoop Dreams Magazine High School Girls Combine brought in the top talent from the northeast region. A day filled with pro style combine testing, skills training workouts and 5v5 competition scouts and  coaches who were in person or viewing from a live stream platform go a chance to evaluate the best of the best. Kellyn Preira '23 (St. Mary's, MA) rising prospect who plays for the MCW Starz program was a standout with their aggressive no quit approach to the game and scoring ability. A rising sophmore who attends St. Mary's is on the verge of having a break out year for the Spartans. Jasmyn Cooper '24 (Oliver Ames, MA)  is another prospect from the MCW Starz program who doesn't shy away from the competition and plays through contact. Cooper's an active defender who showed a nice form from outside and the ability to create her own offense. Caroline Ducharme '21 (Nobles and Greenough, MA) UCONN commit is better than advertised.  A long range shooter that seems to find the bottom of the net more often than not. A fundamentally sound backcourt guard with a high basketball IQ. Alexandra Giannaros '21 (Tabor Academy, MA) A future Boston University backcourt guard who A heads up crafty playmaker who has knack for scoring the ball from beyond the arc or splitting two defenders to finish in the lane. arguably the best floor general in the gym. Ahnay Adams '24 (Tilton School, NH)  Ahnay is a dynamic and gritty point guard that…
  • Updated Class Rankings - Rankings have been released and also extended outside of New England and into the Tri-State. At the moment it's the top 10 prospects in each ranking class. Prospects games grow as the season changes so rankings will to according to the evaluations of prospects. Although we are facing a pandemic of COVID-19 at the moment the Hoop Dreams Magazine staff have been able to evaluate talent through a number of events made available throughout the country. We will be on a look out and look at our recruiting tips article as a resource to garner attention. below is the listed ranking for High Boys/Girls and Middle School hoops. High School Boys Rankings: https://bit.ly/2UmNEom   High School Girls Rankings: https://bit.ly/35uu14c   Middle School Hoops Rankings: https://bit.ly/35tDs3G   Photo cred: Jon Lopez
  • Recruiting Tips During Covid-19 - Recruiting Tips For Player and Coaches During Covid-19