Emily Uribe is ALL SMILES! Two years ago I received a phone call from my good friend, former Rutgers assistant coach and current UCSB Head Coach Carlene Mitchell. She told me that a friend of hers had accepted the Head Coaching position at Wagner, she asked me to be on the look out for a […]

Northern Virginia Top 100: Full Recap and Top Performers


This past Sunday, Hoop Group was at Marymount University for the Northern Virginia Fall Top 100. The first of nine total Fall Top 100s this fall saw a great turnout of players from all across the D.C., Maryland and Virginia area. Here are some takeaways from the clinic: NOVA Top 100 Headshots Player Measurements Player […]



I had a chance to take in a few games at the Hoop Group High School fall league last night. No question it was fun night for a lot of reasons. Interestingly, many teams showed up with full rosters. This is rare in fall leagues as players in many cases have a lot on their […]

Recruiting Help: 6 Tips to Help Your College Recruiting Process


For many high school students, the college process is exactly that: a process. Finding one school amongst the thousands that you are comfortable calling home can be overwhelming. For those aspiring to play a sport in college, the process becomes even more chaotic. When it comes to the recruiting process, everyone can use a little […]

The House That Joe Montano Built


This year Joe Montano and his RBC staff have the best incoming freshman class in the Shore yet again. The “Yankees of the Shore Conference” are always a possible destination for kids entering high school. They have a future Hall of Fame Coach who is closing in on 600 wins and has won everything, SCT’s, […]

HG Alum Commits: Adam Pickett Chooses Winthrop

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The last time we saw Adam Pickett, he was playing in a gym packed with college coaches at Hoop Group Elite Camp. The 6’1 senior showed an ability to run the point guard position and appeared to be very comfortable with the ball in his hands. The long lefty also showed a tremendous ability to […]

Jake Straughan: A Story of Determination and Motivation


Jake Straughan has accomplished many things on the playing field that would classify him as a special athlete. The Hoop Group Alumni was not only a three sport athlete at Colton High School in Colton, Washington, but he was a key component to each teams’ success throughout his four years there. Playing football, basketball and […]

Jr. Elite Interviews


We took some time during session II of Jr. Elite Camp in the Poconos to talk to several young, up and coming players who were spending the weekend with us. Here are all those interviews: Chauncey Sterling Lafayette Williams Xavier Harris David Dorsett Kameran Rodriguez and Antonio Sellers Riley McMahon and Drew Valentino Zach Rocco […]

Hoop Group Elite: A Summer of Highlights


Hoop Group Elite Camp may have ended a few weeks ago, but there is still buzz surrounding the 2014 summer session. With tremendous talent at each and every week of camp, it was easy to come up with highlight tapes from the summer. For all of our videos, including individual player mixtapes, interviews and more, […]

Jr Elite and Top 100s: 5 Reasons YOU Should Be There


We have good news and bad news. The bad news is that summer is over and school is starting soon. Yes, sadly it is time to trade in the days at camp for days in the classroom. Fortunately for you, there are still plenty of opportunities to work on your game before the upcoming season […]