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Friday and Saturday I'll be attending 19 games, 6 on Friday, 13 more on Saturday. Look for tons of coverage getting posted beginning Sunday afternoon and through Monday. Check below for our game coverage schedule! 


We will also be updating our player rankings for 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 once a month, and that will happen Monday also. 

Thursday, November 27th Posts

Happy Thanksgiving from 5 State Hoops, we are very appreciative of everyone who supports the site, it is greatly appreciated, thank you!!



9:30 At Hamline: Orono vs DeLaSalle

12:00 At Hopkins: Osseo vs Hopkins

2:00 At Hopkins: Tartan vs Prior Lake

3:00 At Hamline: Kenyon-Wanamingo vs New Prague

4:45 At Hamline: White Bear Lake vs Eastview

6:30 At Hamline: Bloomington Kennedy vs Lakeville North 



Brookfield Central Thanksgiving Shootout

Oshkosh West vs New Berlin Eisenhower

Beaver Dam vs Kettle Moraine

Waukesha South vs Janesville Craig

DePere vs Arrowhead

Stevens Point vs Mukwonago

Waukesha West vs Green Bay Notre Dame

Sussex Hamilton vs Green Bay Preble

Oostburg vs Brookfield Central

Bay Port vs DSHA

Oak Creek vs DC Everest

Middleton vs Kettle Moraine Lutheran

Pewaukee vs Monona Grove

Milwaukee King vs Oshkosh North 

Wednesday, November 26th Posts

Tuesday, November 25th Posts

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Next Travel: Today, practice at Marshall H.S., followed by Sioux Falls at SMSU


The Big Board (Monday, November 24th Games)

*Region's Leading Scorers in H.S. and College. List updates throughout the day as more scores are reported. 

Basketball Notes (Tuesday, November 25th)

Across the Wire (Tuesday, November 25th) 

Sioux Falls at SMSU Preview (5 State Hoops coverage Tonight)

Scoreboard (Monday, November 24th Games)

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Monday, November 24th Posts

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Next Travel: Tuesday, practice at Marshall H.S., followed by Sioux Falls at SMSU


Jamestown at St Cloud State 

Sioux Falls at SMSU Preview (5 State Hoops coverage Tuesday)

5 State Super 25 H.S. Rankings 

*Wisconsin teams first to get some games under their belts

The Big Board (November 23rd Games)

*Leading scorers in 5 State Region Sunday 

Basketball Notes (Monday, November 24th)

Across the Wire (Monday, November 24th)

5 State Division 1 Rankings 

5 State Division II Rankings 

5 State NAIA Rankings 

5 State Division III Rankings

Scoreboard (Sunday, November 23rd Scores)


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Best of the Week (11/14-11/23)

*The top 3 teams, and 10 players from the 7 games we covered in the first 10 days of the season.

Saturday, November 22nd Posts

Thursday, November 20th Posts

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Today, we will be at Hopkins Practice, then St Kate's as they host UW-Stout in a Division III match-up 


Cleveland State at Minnesota 

Practice with the Champions: Park Center Pirates

UW-Stout at St Kate's Preview (5 State Coverage Tonight)

Wednesday, November 19th Scoreboard

Wednesday, November 19th Posts

On the road today for practice at Park Center H.S. (MN), followed by Minnesota hosting Cleveland State in Division 1 action. 


Basketball Notes (Wednesday, November 19th)

Daily Posts

This Weeks Travel





Wednesday: Practice at Park Center HS 

 Cleveland State at Minnesota 

Thursday: Practice at Hopkins HS

 UW-Stout at St Kate's  

Sunday: Jamestown at St Cloud State

Friday, November 14th Posts






South Dakota at Drake Preview (5 State Game Coverage Tonight) 

Minnesota-Morris at St Ben's Preview (5 State Coverage Saturday)

5 State Top 5 Division 1 Recruiting Classes 

*Iowa and Iowa State take in big haul on signing day 


Today we will also preview St Mary's/UWRF games we will cover Saturday


Daily Posts

This Weeks Travel





Today:  Iowa State Practice

            South Dakota at Drake

Saturday: UW-River Falls vs St Mary's at St Ben's

                Minnesota-Morris at St Ben's 

Sunday: UW-Milwaukee at North Dakota 


*More to be determined




Thursday, November 13th Posts






New posts coming up through the morning including previews of the games we'll be covering this weekend. 

5 State Hoops Preview: Macalester 

South Dakota at Drake Game Preview (5 State Coverage Friday night)


We continue our National Signing Day coverage as more college teams & players officially join their new teams!

National Signing Day Links

National Letter of Intent by College 

National Letter of Intent by AAU Program 

Daily Posts







The Big Board (November 12th Games)

*The regions top scorers from Wednesday night 

Across the Wire (Thursday, November 13th) 

Wednesday, November 12th Posts






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Today is all about National Signing Day 


Here are our links, all of which will update throughout the day as signings become official:

National Signing Day Links

National Letter of Intent by College 

National Letter of Intent by AAU Program 

Tuesday, November 11th Posts






We'll have posts on Macalester Practice this morning & Macalester and St Thomas previews later this afternoon. 

Drill of the Day: Pure Sweat 37 Point (University of Iowa)

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Daily Posts

Monday, November 10th Features






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5 Questions: Lyndsey Fennelly 

*Lead Skill Trainer for All Iowa Attack, and one of top trainers in nation, joins us for 5 Questions. 

Basketball Notes (November 10th)

New 5 State NAIA Rankings 

Mary Eckberg (Maple Grove HS/Minnesota Hustle) verbals St Thomas

*Official Maple Grove Press Release 

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Joni Wittwer (Fall Creek/Team Wisconsin Select Grey) verbals Metro State 

Friday, November 7th Posts

We will have a more normal posting day today, as items will post throughout the day, then Monday we kick off our "Regular Season" with a little different look and higher volume of daily content through the High School and College seasons. 


The Big Board (November 6th Game)

*Just 1 game Thursday, as UWGB rolled past UW-Oshkosh in an exhibition

The Big Board (November 5th Games)

*Several games Wednesday, includes exhibitions, and our 2nd 30 point scorer of the early season.

Across the Wire (Friday, November 7th)





Thursday, November 6th Posts

Wednesday, November 5th Posts

Tuesday, November 4th Posts

Several posts will be up throughout the day

Across the Wire (Tuesday, November 4th)

High School Team Preview: Alexandria (MN)

High School Team Preview: Chisago Lakes (MN)

Big Board (November 3rd Games)

*Big Board is daily scoring leaders in region, just 1 game last night, here are the daily Big Boards for previous days


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Subscription Post: Pre-Season 2015 Player Rankings

Subscription Post: Pre-Season 2016 Player Rankings 

Subscription Post: 5 State H.S. Super 50 Team Rankings 



Mary Eckberg (Maple Grove HS/Minnesota Hustle) verbals St Thomas

Morganne Gruber (Durand HS/Team Wisconsin Select Grey) verbals St Thomas

Monday, November 3rd Posts

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5 State Hoops Preview: Southwest Minnesota State 

5 State Hoops Preview: St Kate's 

Across the Wire (Monday, November 3rd)

5 State NAIA Rankings 

*Morningside slides into top spot

This Week's College Women's Basketball Schedule 


The Big Board (Sunday, November 2nd Games)

The Big Board (Saturday, November 1st Games)

The Big Board (Friday, October 31st Games)

*The Big Board is the 5 state coverage area's top scorers at both the college & high school level, will grow and grow as college season kicks in and will be huge list once high school games start.



Shae Brey (Regis HS/Team Wisconsin Select Black) verbals Butler

Fallyn Freije (Lakota-Edmore HS/ND Pro) verbals North Dakota 


Minnesota Fury MLK Classic Preview 

Minnesota Fury MLK Classic Schedule/Record Book 

Pre-Season All-5 State Team 



Big Board (Friday, October 31st Games)

Big Board (Saturday, November 1st Games)

*The regions Top 5 scorers of the day, and all High School & College 20 point scorers, 3 games yesterday at NAIA level as we get closer to full slates of games.

Friday, October 31st Posts

Minnesota Fury MLK Classic Preview 

Minnesota Fury MLK Classic Schedule/Record Book 


Pre-Season All-5 State Team 

So-Minn Fury annonce Class of 2016 AAU Roster

Across the Wire (Friday, October 31st) 

The Big Board (October 30th Games)

*The regions Top 5 scorers of the day, and all High School & College 20 point scorers, 3 games yesterday at NAIA level as we get closer to full slates of games.

5 State Hoops Preview: Concordia, St Paul Golden Bears

University of St Thomas Team Preview

Plus more today. 


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Thursday, October 30th Posts

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Pre-Season All-5 State Team 

The Big Board (October 29th Games)

*The regions Top 5 scorers of the day, and all High School & College 20 point scorers, debuts today, only 1 game, but see what it's about!

Across the Wire (Thursday, October 30th)

Drill of the Day (we'll have 3 today to catch up on the week)

5 State Hoops Preview: St Cloud State Huskies

5 State Hoops Preview: College of St Benedict Blazers


Tomorrow we will have previews of Concordia, St Paul and University of St. Thomas. 

Wednesday, October 29th Posts

Tuesday, October 28th Posts










Pre-Season All 5-State Teams

5 State Player Verbals List

Across the Wire (Tuesday, October 28th)

This Week's College Women's Basketball Schedule 



Subscription Link (Access to ALL 5 State Hoops Content)

Subscription Post: 5 State Hoops 2015 Player Rankings

Subscription Post: 5 State Hoops 2016 Player Rankings 


There are a number of pages missing on our site, we are working with Sport Ngin to recover those as soon as possible. 

Monday, October 27th Posts

Lots to cover today after a weekend in Iowa, then Fall League at St Michael-Albertville


Across the Wire (Monday, October 27th)

Drill of the Day: 70 in 2 (Full-Court Layups, Drake University)


St Michael-Albertville Fall League Report

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Subscription Post: 10 Teams That Impressed 10/26 at STMA

Subscription Post: 25 Players That Impressed 10/26 at STMA 

*One from each varsity team

Subscription Post: Our initial NJCAA Player Rankings (only live views) 

*Potential scholarship players following NJCAA 

Friday, October 24th Posts

Practice at Drake today, will be fun to see the Bulldogs on the court!

Big scrimmage at Grand View Saturday with 4 NAIA & 9 NJCAA teams from our coverage region. 

WBA Prestige: 5th Annual Prestige Classic Event Information

Player Profile: Sommer Blakemore (Park Center/43 Hoops/2018)

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!



Drill of the Day: 3 on 3 Boxout into 3 on 2 Transition: University of Minnesota 

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


Recruiting News to Share? Send it to our Recruiting  Information Link 

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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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 

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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






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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

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.