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Off to Minnesota Tuesday, UW-Superior Friday, Breakdown Fall League Sunday


Thursday, October 23rd Posts

Excited to announce I'll be heading to Iowa this weekend. I will be at practice at Drake on Friday, as well as the 16 team scrimmage at Grand View most of Saturday, which includes:

NAIA Schools: AIB, Dordt, Grand View, Waldorf

NJCAA Division 1: Marshalltown

NJCAA Division 2: Iowa Central, Ellsworth, NIACC, Southwestern, DMACC, Southeastern

Plus, we may get a few more stops in there as well!



Across the Wire (Thursday, October 23rd)

More posts throughout the morning


Tuesday, October 21st Posts






Should have all posts up by early afternoon. 


5 State Hoops Preview: Wisconsin-Green Bay 

High School Team Preview: Arrowhead (WI)

High School Team Preview: Bethlehem Academy (MN)

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Subscription Post: Wisconsin H.S. Team Rankings (Division 1 Posted)

Subscription Post: Conference Preview, Classic 8  

Drill of the Day: UWGB Full-Court 2 on 2, 3 on 3 

Division II Roundup 

*DII Team Page Posts from previous week 

Across the Wire (Tuesday, October 21st)

Monday, October 20th Posts






5 State Hoops Preview: Marquette University

Drill of the Day: 52 (Chris Hyppa, Check Me Out Showcase Trainer)

Division 1 Round-Up 

*Division 1 WBB Team Page Posts from the past week 

Across the Wire (Monday, October 20th)

Subscription Link (Access to All 5 State Hoops Content)

Subscription Post: Mississippi 8 Conference Preview

Subscription Post: Minnesota High School Pre-Season Rankings 

#1s: Hopkins, Park Center, Dover-Eyota, Mountain Iron-Buhl 

Player Profile: Michelle Lother (Prior Lake/Minnesota Suns/2016)

Player Profile: Danielle Schaub (Park Center/North Tartan/2017)



Karlee Grabau (Crestwood/North Iowa Fire/2015) verbals Upper Iowa 

Lindsey Weber (Kettle Moraine/Wisconsin Lakers/2015) verbals Minnesota-Crookston








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Friday, October 17th Posts






We'll be pushing out posts until late this morning when we head off to Superior to visit Don Mulhern and his UW-Superior squad for practice today. Thanks to Marquette, UW-Green Bay and their coaching staffs for the opportunity to visit practices yesterday. 

Crossfire 2016 AAU Team Preview

Player Profile: Mikayla Hayes (Park Center/North Tartan/2017)

Player Profile: Alexis Patterson (Dubuque Senior HS/2018)

DIII Roundup 

*Team Page Posts from previous week. Only 1 new post among the 55 DIII programs on the week they open practice? 

5 State Hoops DIII Pre-Season Rankings 

THURSDAY, October 16th

Gonna be a slow day for posts, couple more D1 practices to attend (already went to Marquette at 6AM), and off to UWGB this afternoon. Tons of posts on the way for Friday and through the weekend. 


One thing I wanted to mention quickly though. College of St Benedict has a nice Coaches Clinic going on Saturday, and I wanted to post that info for any coaches who may be looking for another opportunity to get some Pre-Season learning in:


CSB Coaches Clinic 

Willie Vang, the Boys Director of the Minnesota Heat AAU Program was diagnosed last week with Stage 4 Medullary Thyroid Cancer. 


Willie is a great guy, and a great role model for so many young players in his program. If you'd consider donating to help with his medical costs here is a link:


Willie's Fight To Kick Cancers Butt 







TWITTER: @FiveStateHoops, @ChuckThompson2 

5 State Hoops Preview: Minnesota Golden Gophers

Spotlight: Caroline Shelquist (Minnetonka/North Tartan)

*Shelquist recently gave her verbal to Cornell University

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Subscription Post: Central Lakes Conference (MN) Preview

Division II Round-Up 

NAIA Round-Up 

*Team Page Posts from the previous week. 

Division II 5 State Rankings

NAIA 5 State Rankings 

Across the Wire (Wednesday, October 15th)


Twitter for HS Athletes by Chuck Thompson 

I tweeted this, and linked it in Across the Wire, but this deserves more than that, what a heartbreaking, inspirational story: One Last Game

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Subscription Post: Our Exclusive 5 State Pre-Season Top 25 High School Rankings 

Subscription Post: Minnesota Top 15 Team Rankings in all 4 Classes 

Across the Wire, Tuesday, October 14th 







5 Questions with Liv Korngable (Rochester Mayo HS/Minnesota Fury AAU)

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Subscription Post: Check Me Out Showcase (2015-18 Five State Prospects)

Top 10: R.Johnson, H.Hedstrom, E.Knox, A.Pollard, M.Alipate, D.Young, G.Mocchi, J.Schinas, M.Hutton, G.Potthoff

Subscription Post: Check Me Out Showcase (2019-21 Five State Prospects)

Top 10: P.Bueckers, D.Oberg, K.Theisen, M.Hofschild, J.Swanson, V.Alexander, M.Stumne, L.Jensen, K.Adams, E.Carpenter

Player Profile: Nikki Clark (Centennial/Minnesota Fury/2017)

Across the Wire (Monday, October 13th)

Division 1 Roundup 

*Team Page Posts from October 7th-13th



Bre Cera (Mukwonago/Midwest Eltie/2016) verbals Iowa 

Caroline Shelquist (Minnetonka/North Tartan/2015) verbals Cornell


Busy lineup again today through the day, look for about 10 posts by the end of the morning again. 




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Subscription Post: Class of 2018 Player Rankings, initial list

South Dakota State Practice Plan (from Monday, October 6th)

Check Me Out Showcase (Minneapolis, October 11 & 12)

High School Team Preview: East Marshall (IA)

High School Team Preview: Grand Forks Red River (ND)

Across the Wire (Wednesday, October 8th) 



Taylor Hodell (2015, DC Everest/Team Wisconsin Select Black) verballed Northern Michigan 



UWGB Head Coach Kevin Borseth has contract extended through 2018-19



Off to Brookings, SD for Women's Basketball Practice this afternoon at SDSU.




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E-Mail: chuckthompson@5statehoops.com 


Across the Wire (Monday, October 6th)

Team Preview: Perham (MN)

Team Preview: Waconia (MN)

Player Profile: Brehna Evans (West DePere/Purple Aces/2018)

Player Profile: Emma Grothaus (Mahtomedi/North Tartan/2018)

Division 1 Round Up 

*Division 1 Team Page Posts from previous week

Future Home of Twitter/Team Pages for 5 State Teams


Weekend Verbals:

Jenna Santi (2015, Oak Creek/WBA Prestige) verballed William Penn

Courtney Joens (2016, Iowa City High/All Iowa Attack) verballed Illinois 

Amanda Ollinger (2016, Cedar Rapids Jefferson/All Iowa Attack) verballed Iowa 

Jenna Murphy (2017, Spring Lake Park/Minnesota Fury) verballed North Dakota


Recruting News:

Carly Graverson (2016, Franklin/WBA Prestige) added an offer from Lewis University 

Rylie Jensen (2016, Fremont/All Iowa Attack) picked up an offer from Wyoming


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Friday, October 3rd Posts






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Team Preview: Park (MN)

Team Preview: Princeton (MN)

Player Profile: Riley Wheatcraft (Prior Lake/Minnesota Fury/2017)

Across the Wire (Friday, October 3rd) 


A pair of verbals yesterday:

Hannah Stewart (Bishop Ryan/North Tartan) verbal Iowa 

Adri Jusczak (MLWR HS/Minnesota Comets) verbal Southwest Minnesota State

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Click our 5 State Calendar Link  as we begin to build our easy to use Calendar which will show you upcoming information listed by State beginning Monday. FREE way to promote your event. 

Thanks for your continued support of 5 State Hoops! 


Wednesday, October 1st Posts

Tuesday, September 30th Posts

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High School Team Preview: Orono (MN)

High School Team Preview: Park Center (MN)

High School Team Preview: Roseville (MN)

Across the Wire,Tuesday, September 30th

*Hoops Links, Drills, Set Plays from our Twitter feed

Division II Roundup 

*DII WBB Team Page posts from the past week 

Subscription Link (Access to all premium content) 

Subscription Post: 2016 Player Rankings, (Revision 1, becomes final for fall Friday) 

Subscription Post: Midwest Spectacular 2018s, some of the days top performers


Some of the lineup still to post:

Midwest Spectacular: Top 2019 Performers

Monday, September 29th Posts






TWITTER: @FiveStateHoops, @ChuckThompson2

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Subscription Post: Midwest Spectacular: 2015s College Prospects

Subscription Post: Midwest Spectacular: 2016s, some of the days top performers

Subscription Post: Midwest Spectacular: 2017s, some of the days top performers from a VERY deep pool 

Subscription Post: Updated 2015 Player Rankings (Revision 1, becomes final for Fall on Friday)

High School Team Preview: Omro (WI)

High School Team Preview: Sioux Falls Lincoln (SD)

Division 1 Roundup 

Tuesday, September 23rd Posts

Sunday, September 21st Posts

Nearly every week I get an email asking me what some of the best basketball resources, so I thought maybe Sunday's would be a good day to share some of the links each week that have a lot of great content. 


Stronger Team (featuring Alan Stein)

Breakthrough Basketball 

The Coach's Clipboard

Functional Basketball Coaching 

Coach Dennis Hutter 

Coach Pintar 

The Coaching Toolbox

Basketball Coaching 101

Women's Basketball Coaching Association

FIBA Coaching Library 


Got a good one for next week? Email chuckthompson@5statehoops.com and we'll share the knowledge! 


Thursday, September 18th Posts

We will also have among our posts our visit to St Cloud State Women's Basketball Workouts.


@FiveStateHoops (Content Posts)


Minnesota Thunderbirds Open Gym Notes

Across the Wire (Thursday, September 18th)

New Events from 5 State Hoops



MARCH 28, 2015:

We will be hosting our first Unsigned Seniors Showcase. This is an opportunity for players still seeking an opportunity to play at the college level following the completion of their high school seasons in the Class of 2015.

The event will be open to players from the 5 State region who have not commited to a school at that point. Players will be divided into teams, have practice time with their coaches, then play games against other teams.

We will release all the details soon, but think this will be a great chance for players who want to play college basketball to have a showcase to do so in front of college coaches.