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Have an event you'd like publicized? 

Open Gym, Workouts, Tryouts, Tournament, Coaching Clinic, anything else?

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


HS/AAU Coaches, help us gather the latest, most accurate info in recruiting. 

Recruiting Information Link

Have a basketball story or hoops information?

Basketball Notes/Information Link

Submit your HS team preview for IA, MN, ND, SD, WI teams here:

Coaches Team Preview Link

Players, send us your profile and we'll post it & promote it on our site for College Coahes to see.

Player Profile Link 

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Tuesday, September 30th Posts

Twitter: @FiveStateHoops, @ChuckThompson2

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 

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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)

Wednesday, September 17th Posts

Going to have several posts today, just starting to get them completed after a long day on the road yesterday. 

University of North Dakota Workout

North Dakota State University Workout

Minnesota State University-Moorhead Workout

New Minnesota AAU Program for 2015

Tuesday, September 16th Posts

Off to Minnesota State University-Moorhead and University of North Dakota this afternoon for a pair of team workouts. Excited to get out and see more great hoops. 


Starting our Tuesday posts a little early (Monday night) so we can get everything posted before I hit the road in the morning. 


High School Team Preview: Bishop Ryan (ND)

*Defending two time State Champions on 57 game winning streak!

Across the Wire (Tuesday, September 16th)

Player Profile: Sarah Gill (Eastview HS/Minnesota Suns AAU) *2016

Player Profile: Avery Van Roekel (Hills-Beaver Creek/Dakota Blue Devils) *2017

Player Profile: Jada Biermeier (Eau Claire Memorial/Minnesota Stars) *2018

Player Profile: Kali Grimm (Norwood Young America/Minnesota Fury AAU) *2018

Player Profile: MaKenzie Rensch (Hutchinson HS/North Tartan AAU)  *2018

Player Profile: Emma Schultz (Eden Valley-Watkins/North Tartan AAU) *2018

Monday, September 15th Posts

We will be at St Cloud State Women's Basketball Practice Wednesday the 17th. In Minnesota this week, so if you have a hoops event this week you'd like covered, email me at chuckthompson@5statehoops.com and we'll see if we can out to your event, can be High School, AAU or College practice or workouts. 

Follow On Twitter: @FiveStateHoops    @ChuckThompson2


SUBSCRIPTION POST: Minnesota Comets Fall Showcase Top Performers 

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Taylor Higginbotham Verbals Western Illinois (Germantown HS/WI Lakers AAU)

Madison Worke Verbals Winona State (Blooming Praire HS/So-Minn Fury AAU)

Iowa State Visit

Across the Wire (Monday, September 15th)

High School Team Preview: Maple Grove (MN)

High School Team Preview: Blooming Prairie (MN)

Player Profile: Ameh Ogbemudia, St Francis HS (MN)/ Minnesota Suns AAU (2015)

Player Profile: Crystal Pearson, Browerville HS (MN)/North Tartan AAU (2016)

Player Profile: Naomi Torgerson, Anoka HS (MN)/Minnesota Suns AAU (2016)

Player Profile: Grace Touchette, Northfield HS (MN)/Minnesota Fury AAU  (2018)

Player Profile: Emily Kath, Sauk Rapids-Rice HS (MN)/Fusion AAU  (2019)

Division 1 Roundup 

*Team Page articles from September 9th-15th


College of St Benedict Fall Shooting Clinics (October 25th & November 1st):

Registration Link             CSB Women's Basketball Home

Thursday, September 11th Posts

Sometimes tricky getting posts on the road, but here are some posts for our Thursday, back to Minnesota late tonight. I want to thank all the Iowa Schools that have let me spend some time on their campuses, missed a couple really good ones I'll catch on my next trip down. 

Iowa Hawkeye Workout Report

High School Team Preview: Eden Prairie (MN)

Player Profile: Rachel Hoernemann (Ortonville HS/Northern Lites AAU)

Player Profile: Torey Richards (Mankato East HS/MN Nice AAU)

Tuesday, September 9th Posts

Twitter: @FiveStateHoops, @ChuckThompson2


We will be at the University of Iowa for player workouts this morning, and will have several posts later this afternoon to add. Reminder that if you're an Iowa HS/AAU/College Program and have hoops going on next couple days contact me & we'll try to add you into our schedule. 

Workout with the Wisconsin Lakers

*Thanks to Director Mike Elles for the recent invite out to Lakers workouts 

Division II Roundup 

*Team Page stories from past week for 5 State Division II programs 

Monday, September 8th Posts

Gonna be a busy day again on your Monday, many posts throughout the day into the early afternoon Monday. Thanks for your support!

The Iowa trips begins later today with our first stop Tuesday morning at the University of Iowa! 

Sydney Tracy Verbals South Dakota State

*Thanks to Sydney and STMA Head Coach Kent Hamre for their information in this piece. 

Hana Metoxen Verbals Augustana

*Thanks to Hana and Eastview Head Coach Melissa Guebert for their information in this piece. 

5 State Basketball Notes

*Three weekend verbals and a coaching addition at UND

Player Profile: Audrey Gadison (St Croix Lutheran/North Tartan AAU)

Player Profile: Emily Johnson (Albany HS/Minnesota Comets AAU)

Across the Wire (September 8th)

*Links, Drills, Set Plays from our Twitter Feed, must for coaches & players

Division 1 Roundup

*Team Page stories the last week from the 5 State Regions 13 D1 Programs

Wednesday, September 3rd Posts

High School Team Preview: Sauk Centre (MN)

*We will be posting team previews all the way up to the season openers

Player Profile: Karly Murphy (River Falls/Team Wisconsin)

Player Profile: Madi Radtke (LPHT/Minnesota Fury)

Across the Wire

*Twitter links, drills, set plays. Posted daily by 7AM during school year

Tuesday, September 2nd Posts

Welcome back to school for most players & coaches, exciting time of year. 

Follow us on Twitter: @FiveStateHoops, @ChuckThompson2

High School Team Preview: Anoka (MN)

5 Questions: Izzy Van Veldhuizen 

*Izzy is a 2016 graduate of Sioux Falls Lincoln, her AAU team is Dakota Blue Devils 

Player Profile: Morgan Anderson (Prior Lake HS/Minnesota Suns)

5 State Notes (Tuesday, September 2nd)

*Several verbals and a coaching staff addition

Across the Wire 

*Twitter links, drills, set plays. Posted daily by 7AM during school year

Division 1 Roundup

*The past week of links from the regions 13 Division 1 programs team pages

Division II Roundup 

*The past week of link from the regions 18 Division II programs team pages


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Minnesota Suns Workout Notes

(Morgan Anderson, Abigayle Asperheim, Tyneecia Longs, Emily Miletich, Ashmera Patterson, Addie Thomsen, Kalli Wiebusch notes) 

Friday, August 29th Posts

Across the Wire

*Tons of links daily from our Twitter feed, including Hoops Stories, Drills, and Set Plays 

Wednesday, August 27th Posts

Off to Providence Academy tonight for workouts with Minnesota Metro Stars. We try to catch as many AAU/HS workouts as we can, if you have dates & times for your workouts, feel free to contact chuckthompson@5statehoops.com & we'll try to find time to catch you. 


Across the Wire 

*Tons of links daily from our Twitter feed, including Hoops Stories, Drills, and Set Plays 

5 State Hoops NAIA Pre-Season Rankings

NAIA Roundup 

*Links to recent NAIA Team Page Posts

Tuesday, August 26th Posts

Across the Wire 

*Tons of links daily from our Twitter feed, including Hoops Stories, Drills, and Set Plays 

Division II Roundup 

*Links to recent Division II Team Page Posts

5 State Hoops Pre-Season Division II Rankings 

Where We've Been, Where We're Going

This Week: 

Wednesday, August 27th- Minnesota Metro Stars Workouts

Sunday, August 31st- Minnesota Suns Workouts 

Last 10 Days:

Sunday, August 24th- North Tartan Workouts

Wednesday, August 20th- Minnesota Fury Workouts

Tuesday, August 19th- Minnesota Stars Workouts 


Want us to stop out? Let us know when and where with an email to chuckthompson@5statehoops.com 

Upcoming Coverage





September 14th: 

Minnesota Comets Showcase, Sauk Rapids, MN 


September 20th:

WBCA/WisSports.net Prep Showcase

Wisconsin Dells, WI     1:00-6:30 PM


September 27th:

Battle of the Programs                           

Chicago, IL

The Video Vault

We will be opening the "Video Vault" where we will post any submitted videos on a page only accessible to college coaches. We hope this will help enable coaches to see video of players they may be recruiting. If you would like to have a video placed in the video vault mail it to:

5 State Hoops 

324 3rd Ave NE

St Cloud, MN 56304

Videos may also be emailed to: chuckthompson@5statehoops.com 

Again, these videos will be made available to college coaches only. 

*We will mail back all videos. 

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.



Updated Tuesday, August 12th

8/12: Updated SMBA 



*Contact chuckthompson@5statehoops.com to get your program included