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Updated Midwest Region Top 20 Rankings

We go 20 deep from five separate regions of the nation. During the season, we rank 100 teams and nobody across the country ranks as many teams as StudentSportsBasketball.com. No. 1 teams are Oak Hill Academy (East), Montverde Academy (Southeast), Chicago Whitney Young (Midwest), Galena North Shore (Southwest) and Rainier Beach (West).

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New 2014 Hoop Scoop Player Rankings

Student Sports presents the Hoop Scoop national player rankings, one of the most credible and longest running player rankings in the industry. The new Top 100 for the Class of 2014 shows power forward and Mr. Basketball USA front-runner Cliff Alexander of Curie (Chicago) as the nation’s top-ranked prospect.  

Please be sure to bookmark hoopscooponline.com and check out the player rankings. The new rankings for the Class of 2014 go 250 deep as published on that site. Also check back on StudentSportsBasketball.com for updated player rankings in the Class of 2015 and 2016. Consider a Hoop Scoop subscription for an even deeper list of player rankings. 

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Whitney Young Bounces Back

As with many of the top player-player Package Deals, the Jahlil Okafor-Tyus Jones package involves a great high school post player and a great guard. Photo: Scott Kurtz

Jahlil Okafor (left) and Tyus Jones are a package deal to Duke and the future college teammates battled it out in a nationally-televised game with Okafor’s Whitney Young team coming out on top 80-70. Photo: Scott Kurtz

In game televised by ESPN2, Whitney Young (Chicago) travels to Minnesota and snaps the 35-game winning streak of Apple Valley (Minn.). Mr. Basketball USA candidate Jahlil Okafor dominates inside with 22 points and 15 rebounds in matchup against future Duke teammate Tyus Jones.

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Early Signing Period Extravaganza

Stanley Johnson, pictured here with his high school coach Gary McKnight of Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.), chose the University of Arizona over Kentucky. He along with three other national top 6 recruits announced their intentions on Friday and the decisions have major ramifications for college basketball next season. Photo: Ronnie Flores

Stanley Johnson, pictured here with his high school coach Gary McKnight of Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.), chose the University of Arizona over Kentucky. He along with three other national top 6 recruits announced their intentions on Friday and the decisions have major ramifications for college basketball next season. Photo: Ronnie Flores

In one of the most spectacular Early Signing Period afternoons ever in the history of college basketball recruiting, four of the nation’s top six prospects pledged their allegiances on Friday. We break down the commits with some quick analysis.

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Package Deals: An Inside Look

As with many of the top player-player Package Deals, the Jahlil Okafor-Tyus Jones package involves a great high school post player and a great guard. Photo: Scott Kurtz

As with many of the top player-player Package Deals, the Jahlil Okafor-Tyus Jones package involves a great high school post player and a great guard. Photo: Scott Kurtz

Since Jahlil Okafor and good friend Tyus Jones have indicated they will play together in college, we decided to take an in-depth look at some of the most (in)famous college basketball recruiting Package Deals over the years. Okafor and Jones are not the first All-American duo that specifically indicated they would play together and ultimately their legacy will be determined by their college team’s immediate success.  

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Preseason FAB 50: (16-30)

Returning Student Sports Underclass All-American Alterique Gilbert of No. 22 Miller Grove (Lithonia, Ga.) will be playing this season with a heavy heart after the passing of freshman teammate Terrell Miller on the eve of fall practice. Photo: Courtesy of Miller Grove

Returning Student Sports Underclass All-American Alterique Gilbert of No. 22 Miller Grove (No. 3) will play this year with a heavy heart after the death of freshman teammate Terrell Miller. Photo: Courtesy of Miller Grove.

We continue our preseason Student Sports FAB 50 national team rankings release with an in-depth look at teams No. 16-30. We began with teams No. 31-50 on Friday and our final installment will be teams No. 1-15 on Monday evening, November 4.

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Updated 2014 Hoop Scoop Player Rankings

Student Sports presents the Hoop Scoop national player rankings, one of the longest running player rankings in the industry. The updated Top 100 for the Class of 2014 shows small forward Stanley Johnson as the nation’s top-ranked player.  

Related: Updated 2015 Hoop Scoop Player Rankings

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