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Class of 2020
6-7    PF
Ray Pec HS
Raymore, MO
FEB 27
10:30
AM EST
2020
Q & A WITH 2020 PF KIAN SCROGGINS
Leon Threat — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
Kian Scroggins is a senior forward for Raymore-Peculiar High School. The 6-8 Kansas City area standout is having a fantastic season that he hopes will conclude with a Class 5 state title. As a junior, Scroggins was an all-conference and all-district selection and name to the all-state tournament team after averaging 19 points and 11 rebounds. This season, Scroggins is once again on his way to   More...
 
Class of 2020
6-7    PF
Ray Pec HS
Raymore, MO
 
Class of 2020
6-7    SF
Cardinal Ritter College Prep
Jennings, MO
FEB 17
10:00
AM EST
2020
FATHER TOLTON VS. CARDINAL RITTER RECAP
Leon Threat — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
Round one of the heavyweight battles between Class 3 powers Cardinal Ritter and Father Tolton went to host Cardinal Ritter with an 82-73 win. The two Archdiocesan Athletic Association (AAA) conference members are ranked number 4 and number 2 respectively.  Cardinal Ritter went into the locker room down three at 24-27. The Lions took the court with a renewed energy following the half and   More...
 
Class of 2020
6-7    SF
Cardinal Ritter College Prep
Jennings, MO
 
FEB 17
09:15
AM EST
2020
MICDS VS. JOHN BURROUGHS RECAP
Leon Threat — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
On Friday, I was on hand as Metro League conference rival MICDS Rams traveled five minutes down the road to face the John Burroughs Bombers. Both programs have young rosters and talented young coaches who recently assumed the helm at their respective schools after arriving with impressive resumes. MICDS is ranked fourth in Class 4 of the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association State   More...
 
 
Class of 2020
6-1    PG
Ladue Watkins H.S.
St Louis, MO
FEB 17
09:15
AM EST
2020
POPLAR BLUFF VS. LADUE RECAP
Leon Threat — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
The Poplar Bluff Mules made the trip to St. Louis from Southeast Missouri to face the Ladue Rams on their home court Saturday. The game featured an entertaining matchup between two teams that boast a talented backcourt duo and a physical post player. For the Mules, it was the combination of junior Joseph Hardimon and senior Josiah Kilgore with the inside being manned by senior Luke Becker. For   More...
 
Class of 2020
6-1    PG
Ladue Watkins H.S.
St Louis, MO
 
FEB 04
01:00
PM EST
2020
Q & A WITH 2022 F TARRIS REED JR.
Leon Threat — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
Tarris Reed Jr. is having a really nice sophomore season playing with the Chaminade. The Red Devils are a storied program that boasts the likes of Jayson Tatum, David Lee and Brad Beal among its list of alumni. The 6-8 forward is aware of the historic performances witnessed on his home court and now seems destined to write a memorable story that’s all his own.  The nimble post   More...
 
 
Class of 2020
6-5    F
Curie Metropolitan H.S.
Chicago, IL
FEB 03
11:30
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2020
CURIE VASHON RECAP
Leon Threat — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
The Curie Condors faced off against the host Vashon Wolverines in the marquee game of the Vashon Bragging Rights Shootout. Curie is sort of a big deal in Chicago. Like the Wolverines of St. Louis, it’s been quite some time since either has lost to a local opponent. Their success set the stage for Chicago Curie to take on St. Louis Vashon in a bragging rights match.  Vashon would   More...
 
Class of 2020
6-5    F
Curie Metropolitan H.S.
Chicago, IL
 
Class of 2021
6-2    G
Simeon
Chicago, IL
FEB 03
11:15
AM EST
2020
SIMEON HAZELWOOD CENTRAL RECAP
Leon Threat — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
The Chicago Simeon Wolverines arrived at the home of the St. Louis Vashon Wolverines to face off against Hazelwood Central in the Vashon Bragging Rights Shootout. The event pitted top St. Louis teams against top Chicago programs. The Hawks raced out to an early lead, scoring on transition baskets and controlling the boards. However, it would be Simeon who would find their groove midway through   More...
 
Class of 2021
6-2    G
Simeon
Chicago, IL
 
JAN 29
06:45
PM EST
2020
Q & A WITH 2020 G JACQUES THOMAS
Leon Threat — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
Senior Jacques Thomas may not have been a household name in St. Louis prior to the start of the season, but offseason skill work, several marquee performances and eye-popping athleticism has helped the talented senior grab the attention of several division II and small campus programs looking to complete their rosters.  Thomas is an explosive wing that also shares time advancing the ball   More...
 
 
JAN 29
06:30
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2020
2021 SF NICHOLAS KERN CONTINUES TO TREND UPWARD
Leon Threat — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
If there is one trait that stands out with the 6-5 slender wing from Vashon it’s that he will always leave it all on the floor. Kern is the junior forward known for his ability to spark his teammates and lead his team in energy and effort. The athletic wing plays with toughness, boundless energy and in-your-face defense that’s aided by his reach and active hands. His drive and effort   More...
 
 
Class of 2021
6-2    G
Kickapoo H.S.
Springfield, MO
NY2LASPORTS.COM Rank: 63
JAN 28
11:45
AM EST
2020
2021 PG ANTON BROOKSHIRE TAKING FLIGHT
Antonio Curro — National Recruiting Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
As 2021 prospects go a number of them are continuing to build their resume and one talented lead guard on the rise is Anton Brookshire of Kickapoo in Springfield, Missouri. A 6-0 155 pound prospect who checks all the boxes skill wise and instinctively, Brookshire has electrified crowds in Missouri this season with consistently dominant efforts regardless of the competition.  Christ the   More...
 
Class of 2021
6-2    G
Kickapoo H.S.
Springfield, MO
NY2LASPORTS.COM Rank: 63
 
JAN 24
11:00
AM EST
2020
MISSOURI STATE STRIKES ON TRAIL WITH 2021 G ISAAC HANEY
Leon Threat — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
On Thursday, one of the most talented shooting guards in Missouri made a surprising announcement. Isaac Haney, the high scoring guard from Dora High School, gave his verbal commitment to Missouri State just as his stock was soaring higher and more schools were looking to get involved. Haney has seen his recruitment takeoff ever since he recorded a 32-point performance to lead the then, Class 1   More...
 
 
Class of 2020
6-3    G
CBC
St. Louis, MO
NY2LASPORTS.COM Rank: 28
JAN 16
11:30
AM EST
2020
CBC AND CHAMINADE TOP PERFORMERS RECAP
Leon Threat — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
CBC and Chaminade took to the courts earlier this week in a quality showdown of talented prospects.  Here’s a quick look at five of the standouts… 2020 Caleb Love 6-4 CBC – The senior guard came out on fire to kick the offense into high gear for the Cadets.  Love began the match sinking a three pointer. Then, he intercepted a pass and took it the full length of the   More...
 
Class of 2020
6-3    G
CBC
St. Louis, MO
NY2LASPORTS.COM Rank: 28
 
Class of 2021
6-11    G/F
Sussex Hamilton
Menomonee Falls, WI
NY2LASPORTS.COM Rank: 1
JAN 14
12:00
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2020
2020 HIGHLAND SHOOTOUT MOST VALUABLE PLAYERS
Leon Threat — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
This past weekend, I watched a full day of basketball featuring some of the most highly recruited basketball talent in the country. From start to finish, fans were able to witness a number of memorable moments. Each year, the Highland Optimist Scott Credit Union Shootout seems to set the bar a little higher. Here is a summary of the MVP performances from the 29th edition of the highly anticipated   More...
 
Class of 2021
6-11    G/F
Sussex Hamilton
Menomonee Falls, WI
NY2LASPORTS.COM Rank: 1
 
Class of 2021
6-7    F
St. Louis Christian
St. Louis, MO
JAN 09
04:00
PM EST
2020
Q & A WITH 2021 F JADEN JONES
Leon Threat — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
I recently had the opportunity to catch up with St. Louis Christian guard Jaden Jones following his visit to Rutgers University. The 6-7 guard has seen his recruitment soar this season and has more than 10 offers from high and mid major programs, including locally at St. Louis University. The talented wing is valued for his length and versatility to score the ball and make plays. Jones can finish   More...
 
Class of 2021
6-7    F
St. Louis Christian
St. Louis, MO
 
JAN 08
04:09
AM EST
2020
JACKSON PACES LFLA
Antonio Curro — National Recruiting Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM

2021 G Barcus Jackson scored 28 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to pace Lift for Life Academy (MO) to a 78-67 win Tuesday.

 
 
Class of 2021
6-1    PG
Dora H.S.
West Plains, MO
JAN 08
04:07
AM EST
2020
HANEY DROPS 37 IN WIN
Antonio Curro — National Recruiting Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM

2021 PG Isaac Haney scored 37 points and grabbed 7 rebounds to pace Dora (MO) to an 87-56 win Tuesday.

 
Class of 2021
6-1    PG
Dora H.S.
West Plains, MO
 
JAN 06
11:45
AM EST
2020
Q & A WITH 2022 G LARRY HUGHES II
Leon Threat — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
Larry Hughes II is a sophomore shooting guard at Christian Brothers College (CBC) in St. Louis, MO and the son and namesake of former NBA player Larry Hughes, who is one of the most heralded basketball players to come out of St. Louis. Aside from a shared name, the high school career of the 6-4 wing has several things in common with his well-known father.  Both players began their high   More...
 
 
JAN 06
11:03
AM EST
2020
MISSOURI STATE BOYS BASKETBALL POLL
Leon Threat — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM

Missouri State Boys’ Basketball Rankings released by MBCA/MOSPORTS.COM

The first Missouri State Boys’ Basketball Rankings of the new year have now been released by MBCA Basketball and MOSPORTS.com. See who made the cut below.

Class 1
1 Dora
2 South Iron
3 Mound City
4 St. Elizabeth
5 Platte Valley
6 Cairo
7 Leeton
8 Mercer
9 Leeton
10 Princeton

Others receiving votes: Lesterville

Class 2
1 Greenwood
2 Hartville
3 Oran
4 Skyline
5 Crane
6 Milan
7 Van-Far
8 Bernie
9 East Buchanan
10 Crest Ridge

Others receiving votes: Portageville, Mid-Buchanan, New Franklin, Thayer

Class 3
1 Charleston
2 Blair Oaks
3 Father Tolton
4 Cardinal Ritter
5 Trinity Catholic
6 Monroe City
7 Kennett
8 Lathrop
9 Palmyra
10 St. Michael the Archangel

Others receiving votes: Lift for Life Academy, Fair Grove

Class 4
1 Vashon
2 Raytown South
3 MICDS
4 Nevada
5 Cape Central
6 McCluer
7 Ladue
8 Cape Notre Dame
9 Washington
10 Grandview (KC)

Others receiving votes: Sikeston, Confluence Prep, Ruskin

Class 5
1 Chaminade
2 Mehlville
3 DeSmet
4 CBC
5 Francis Howell
6 Kickapoo

 
 
Class of 2021
6-5    SG
FT. Zumwalt North
St. Louis , MO
JAN 06
11:00
AM EST
2020
WASHINGTON OUTLASTS FORT ZUMWALT NORTH - GAME RECAP
Leon Threat — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
I was on hand Friday to watch the Washington Blue Jays set out to defend their undefeated (7-0) record against the upset minded Panthers of Fort Zumwalt North (7-4) led by standout junior guard KJ Lee. The Blue Jays will not wow you with size, but they are loaded with a team full of junior guards that can flat out get after it.  The well-coached Blue Jays play solid team defense and used   More...
 
Class of 2021
6-5    SG
FT. Zumwalt North
St. Louis , MO
 
Class of 2020
5-10    PG
Mater Dei H.S.
Breese, IL
JAN 04
11:25
AM EST
2020
SCHADEGG PACES MATER DEI
Antonio Curro — National Recruiting Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM

2020 G Jacob Schadegg scored 16 points to pace Mater Dei (MO) to a 45-42 win Friday.

 
Class of 2020
5-10    PG
Mater Dei H.S.
Breese, IL
 
Class of 2020
6-5    G/F
Chaminade
O'Fallon, MO
JAN 04
11:14
AM EST
2020
KASUBKE HELPS CHAMINADE TO WIN
Antonio Curro — National Recruiting Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM

2020 G/F Luke Kasubke scored 11 points kicked out 6 assists and grabbed 4 rebounds to help Chaminade (MO) to a 59-28 win on Friday.

 
Class of 2020
6-5    G/F
Chaminade
O'Fallon, MO
 
Class of 2020
6-6    F
St. Louis Christian
St. Louis, MO
JAN 03
10:30
AM EST
2020
THREE 2021 PROSPECTS CLOSE OUT 2019 WITH A BANG
Leon Threat — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
2020 is upon us but that doesn’t mean we can’t give a quick look back into 2019 where three highly talented 2021 prospects wrapped up the decade in strong fashion.  Here’s a quick look at the efforts of all three to close out 2019… Jordan Nesbitt 6-6 St. Louis Christian Academy – The Nesbitt show just gets better and better. The 2021 guard has hit his stride   More...
 
Class of 2020
6-6    F
St. Louis Christian
St. Louis, MO
 
Class of 2020
6-6    PG
Vashon HS
St. Louis, MO
JAN 02
04:15
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2020
2020 G KOBE CLARK IS TRENDING UPWARD QUICKLY
Leon Threat — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
It’s easy for a talented guard to get overlooked while playing alongside Kentucky commit, CamRon Fletcher, but not if you’re a 6-7 player with the size of a forward, the skill set of a guard and the mobility to defend nearly any position on the floor. And now that the word is out, the phone line is starting to blow up for the top unsigned senior in the State of Missouri, Kobe Clark.   More...
 
Class of 2020
6-6    PG
Vashon HS
St. Louis, MO
 
JAN 02
11:07
AM EST
2020
NY2LAMISSOURI.COM IS OFF AND RUNNING
Antonio Curro — National Recruiting Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM

Proud to annouce the launch of the NY2LAMISSOURI.COM site today.  In addition you can follow us on Twitter @NY2LAMissouri.  

Leon Threat will be our chief contributing editor for the site with our other contributing editors inside the NY2LASPORTS.COM brand also providing content occasionally.  

We're excited to get to work in Missouri with providing quality legitimate content throughout the year.  

 
 
Class of 2020
7-0    C
Trinity Catholic
St. Louis, MO
JAN 02
09:00
AM EST
2020
MICDS HOLIDAY INVITATIONAL STANDOUTS
Leon Threat — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
Over the holidays I made a stop by a favorite St. Louis holiday hoops tradition. The 2019 MICDS Holiday Tournament began with 16 Boys Teams and 8 Girls Teams battling their way to the title over the next week while raising funds for Special Olympics of Missouri. I was on hand to enjoy action from the four Championship quarterfinals games. Here is a list of the top performers from the Quarterfinal   More...
 
Class of 2020
7-0    C
Trinity Catholic
St. Louis, MO
 
Class of 2019
6-3    PG
Bettendorf H.S.
Davenport, IA
NY2LASPORTS.COM Rank: 39
DEC 31
03:00
PM EST
2019
NY2LA SPORTS ALL-DECADE SELECTIONS
Antonio Curro — National Recruiting Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
As 2019 comes to a close and this decade wraps it up it only seems fitting to release the NY2LA Sports All-Decade team.  A number of factors played into it and given the amount of talent we decided to go with a group of ten (10) players that we thought checked the most boxes over the years.  There was so much talent in the gym that we could’ve easily released a list that included   More...
 
Class of 2019
6-3    PG
Bettendorf H.S.
Davenport, IA
NY2LASPORTS.COM Rank: 39
 
DEC 31
12:00
PM EST
2019
2020 NY2LA SPORTS SPRING & SUMMER CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Antonio Curro — National Recruiting Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
The sunrise of the 2020 calendar year is front and center and that means the glimmer of the spring and summer travel season is quietly peeking out from the shadows of winter across the country.  As teams young and old continue to plan for their upcoming travel season it seems like a perfect time to continue to release our updated loaded spring and summer calendar for boys travel teams in   More...
 
 
DEC 30
12:15
PM EST
2019
NY2LA BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION FOR BOYS 15U-17U SET TO RETURN IN 2020
Antonio Curro — National Recruiting Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
The annual high school proving grounds of the NY2LA Basketball Association returns in 2020 and it once again promises to be the top independent travel circuit in the country.  Open to boy’s 15U-17U teams the NY2LA Basketball Association has consistently set the bar for independent teams over the past few years and in 2020 it promises to be bigger and better than ever. Launched in   More...
 
 
DEC 27
09:45
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2019
2019 MIDWEST SHOWDOWN SHOOTOUT MOST INTRIGUING PROSPECTS
Leon Threat — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
At every event, there always seems to be new names that catch my eye and some household names that may have added a few more tools to their performance kit. Here’s a list of some of the most intriguing players that caught my eye at the Midwest Showdown Shootout… 2021 6-6 Quani Rudd Mount Vernon A gifted forward that enjoys playing above the rim. The ceiling is high for this   More...
 
 
DEC 27
09:30
AM EST
2019
2019 MIDWEST SHOWDOWN SHOOTOUT TOP UNDERCLASSMEN
Leon Threat — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
The Midwest Showdown Shootout, hosted by Rameybasketball.com, wrapped up this past Saturday after featuring six exciting matchups. Area fans were able to witness high level performances by several talented upperclassmen. Despite the tremendous display of talent by these players, I couldn’t help but notice the incredible performances put on by several up and coming players. Among these   More...
 
 
Class of 2021
6-3    PG
Cardinal Ritter College Prep
St Louis, MO
DEC 24
08:45
AM EST
2019
2019 MIDWEST SHOWDOWN SHOOTOUT SCORING LEADERS
Leon Threat — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
The annual Midwest Showdown Shootout hit the hardwood in St. Louis, Missouri this past weekend and once again a talented group of prospects delivered quality performances on a high levels stage.  Here’s a look at the top ten scoring leaders and the game results from this past weekend’s platform… 2021 6-3 Mario Fleming Cardinal Ritter – 31 Points Fleming had a   More...
 
Class of 2021
6-3    PG
Cardinal Ritter College Prep
St Louis, MO
 
Class of 2020
6-3    G
CBC
St. Louis, MO
NY2LASPORTS.COM Rank: 28
DEC 16
11:30
AM EST
2019
2019 OZARK MOUNTAIN SHOOTOUT RECAP
Leon Threat — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
I traveled to Springfield, MO (Dec 12-13) to take in action at on day 2 of the Ozark Mountain Shootout at Glendale High School. The event is a first-class event featuring top teams from Missouri and nearby regions. The most anticipated game was a matchup between North Carolina bound Caleb Love and Texas Tech commit Micah Peavy. This was just one of many great matchups. Here is my   More...
 
Class of 2020
6-3    G
CBC
St. Louis, MO
NY2LASPORTS.COM Rank: 28
 
DEC 13
08:30
AM EST
2019
NY2LA SPORTS & HOOPSEEN PARTNER FOR BEST OF SOUTH
Antonio Curro — National Recruiting Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
MILWAUKEE, WI – Two of the premiere independent basketball companies in the world have joined forces with a partnership during the July “Live” period.  NY2LA Sports and HoopSeen will co-promote the Best of the South at the Georgia World Congress Center July 9-12, 2020 in Atlanta, GA.   Two industry leaders in the grassroots basketball arena, both HoopSeen and   More...
 
 
Class of 2020
7-0    C
Mehlville HS
Maplewood, MO
NY2LASPORTS.COM Rank: 47
DEC 12
09:15
PM EST
2019
2019 NORM STEWART CLASSIC TOP PERFORMERS - PART 2
Leon Threat — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
The Norm Stewart Classic featured 47 teams playing 24 games over 48 straight hours. Here is Part 2 of my thoughts on the top players in the games I watched:  2020 6-1 Marcus Grant – Grant is the aggressive lead guard for the Battle Spartans. Grant did a great job at facilitating and keeping his team involved but was at his best in scoring mode. He is strong on the drive and does a   More...
 
Class of 2020
7-0    C
Mehlville HS
Maplewood, MO
NY2LASPORTS.COM Rank: 47
 
Class of 2020
6-6    F
St. Louis Christian
St. Louis, MO
DEC 12
09:00
PM EST
2019
2019 NORM STEWART CLASSIC TOP PERFORMERS - PART 1
Leon Threat — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
The Norm Stewart Classic featured 47 teams playing 24 games over 48 straight hours. Here are my thoughts on the top players in the games I watched:  2022 6-10 Jevon Porter, Father Tolton – The matchup between the slender, 6-10 Porter and the larger 7-0 Bradford couldn’t have been any more intriguing. The contrast in styles was on full display during the second half as the two   More...
 
Class of 2020
6-6    F
St. Louis Christian
St. Louis, MO
 
Class of 2020
6-4    SG
Booker T. Washington H.S.
Tulsa, OK
NY2LASPORTS.COM Rank: 22
DEC 12
08:30
PM EST
2019
2019 NORM STEWART CLASSIC MVP'S
Leon Threat — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
The Norm Stewart Classic featured 47 teams playing 24 games over 48 straight hours. Here are my thoughts on the top players in the games I watched beginning with the list of Tournament Most Valuable Players:  2020 6-6 Bryce Thompson, Booker T. Washington – Thompson is a dangerous outside shooter, prolific scorer and playmaker. Thompson won MVP honors after scoring a game high   More...
 
Class of 2020
6-4    SG
Booker T. Washington H.S.
Tulsa, OK
NY2LASPORTS.COM Rank: 22
 
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