Since the end of its first season in 2001-02, Hoopville has covered recruiting. It was natural since it is connected to college basketball, and it has continued on a national level, although coverage has been concentrated in some geographic areas. As time went on, developments in one geographic area led to the desire to come up with something to localize some of the recruiting coverage away from the national college basketball umbrella that the site represents.

To that end, we bring you City Hoops Recruiting.

New England is a unique location for high school basketball because of prep schools. The New England Prep School Athletic Council (NEPSAC) has the most competitive prep school leagues in the country, and as many of them are boarding schools, they include players from all over the country and the world in addition to players who are from the area in which the schools are located.

City Hoops Recruiting was founded with the idea of giving a platform to players and schools that play in state associations. Initially, coverage will focus on prospects in the city of Boston, notably the Boston City League, with coverage elsewhere in the state on occasion. In time, the coverage will expand beyond the city and later beyond Massachusetts, and girls coverage will follow as well. It will also become a hub for coverage of some of the biggest basketball leagues in Boston.

Phil Kasiecki is the founder of City Hoops Recruiting and President and Director of Basketball Operations for Hoopville Media Services. Phil grew up in tiny Chelsea, Massachusetts, right outside Boston, and went to high school and college in Boston. A city guy at heart, he also played and coached baseball for teams in Boston and has his hand on the pulse of basketball in Boston at all levels.

Ray Porch is the editor of the Coach’s Corner blog on City Hoops Recruiting. An assistant coach at Emmanuel College in Boston since 2010, Ray also directs Hoopville’s showcase events and also coaches and directs camps and clinics as part of Athletes in Action and Global Sports Partners.

Harold Miller played his college basketball at Northeastern University in Boston, where he scored over 1,000 career points and led the team in assists twice. Growing up in Waterbury, CT, Miller starred at Holy Cross High School, where his teammates included Connecticut alum Edmund Saunders. Miller is a headmaster in the Boston public school system and previously was an assistant coach at Assumption College.

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