Ryan James

National Analyst & Event Director

Ryan has been covering high school basketball in Minnesota for nearly 20 years. As a major contributor covering Gopher basketball, high school basketball for Breakdown Sports and Northstar Hoops on the Prep Hoops Network, Ryan has been the leading resource for hoops recruiting throughout the state, and now nationally.

For Prep Hoops Minnesota (formerly Northstar Hoops Report) and Prep Hoops Dakotas, Ryan is first and foremost the expert on team rankings, prospect rankings, as well as recruiting updates. He also contributes regular editorials covering all aspects of Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota high school basketball.

Lastly, Ryan has an extensive coaching career throughout the Twin Cities, with stops at Minnetonka, Henry Sibley, Tartan, and Simley. He has also worked with the Junior Wolves program, was a manager at the University of Minnesota under Clem Haskins, and was an all-conference/all-area performer at Austin High School.