FloHoops' Top 25 Prep Rankings (Jan. 16)

With 13 of FloHoops’ Top 25 squads for last week in action at the 2018 Spalding Hoophall Classic in Springfield, MA, basketball’s birthplace was the place to be to get a full glimpse and status of several top teams now and moving forward.

While No. 1 Montverde Academy (FL) and No. 2 Oak Hill Academy (VA) continue to take care of business and stir up a conversation at the top, anything below that is seemingly up for grabs.

How did this week’s events shake things up? Here are the new rankings:

RANKSCHOOL (STATE)RECORDPREVIOUS RANK
1Montverde Academy (FL)23-01
2Oak Hill Academy (VA)28-02
3University School (FL)17-13
4Findlay Prep (NV)21-24
5Bishop Montgomery (CA)16-06
6McEachern (GA)13-28
7Shadow Mountain (AZ)13-09
8Garfield (WA)14-010
9Simeon (IL)14-37
10DeMatha Catholic (MD)14-25
11Paul VI (VA)13-211
12La Lumiere School (IN)14-312
13Gonzaga (DC)13-113
14St. Benedict's (NJ)15-014
15Memphis East (TN)13-315
16Oak Ridge (FL)15-317
17Sierra Canyon (CA)13-218
18Hudson Catholic (NJ)7-322
19Jefferson (OR)11-316
20Cretin-Derham Hall (MN)10-119
21Imhotep Charter (PA)12-223
22Guyer (TX)25-124
23Wesleyan Christian (NC)18-5NR
24Roselle Catholic (NJ)8-225
25Mater Dei (CA)11-520

BIGGEST RISER: Hudson Catholic (NJ)

BIGGEST FALLER: DeMatha Catholic (MD)

NEWCOMER: Wesleyan Christian (NC)

DROPPED OUT: IMG Academy (FL)

KNOCKING ON THE DOOR: Riverside Academy (LA), Long Island Lutheran (NY), Sunrise Christian Academy (KS), Upson-Lee (GA), Greensboro Day (NC)

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Fall Is For Basketball

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Duh. 

How NCAA & EuroLeague Statistics Translate To The NBA, & What We Can Learn

A few weeks ago, we took a look at how well EuroLeague stats translated to the NBA, finding there to be a surprisingly strong relationship between success in the EuroLeague and success in the NBA across a player’s first two seasons. This was particularly the case with stats like three-point shooting, field goal percentage, rebounding, and block rates. Today, we will take a look at those prospects’ NCAA counterparts to compare how well stats in college translate to success in the NBA. 

Arizona, USC & Schools Linked To FBI Probe Are Thriving On Recruiting Trail

La Lumiere's Brian Bowen Basking In Big Wins, Heavy Recruitment

Take one look at the recruiting rankings for the class of 2019 and you might be a little surprised.

Triple Crown Sports, FloSports Partner To Live Stream Youth, College Events

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The NBA season officially, finally starts on October 16th. While I'm not totally sure what all is going to go down this season, I am confident that these aren't great, super fun ways to start your season...