Considered the premier high school basketball event, the Hoophall Classic is an annual tournament that pits America’s best players against each other at Springfield College, where James Naismith invented basketball in 1891.

Dozens of five-star recruits in classes from 2023 to 2025 attended Hoophall, which opened its doors to NBA teams for the first time as part of a league office philosophy change to allow scouts to assess high school prospects live. the most natural setting.

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NBA executives saw Bronnie James, Cameron Boozer, Cooper Flagg, DJ Wagner, Isaiah Collier and Mikey Williams among others, and for many it was their first impression of some of the best prospects in the 2024, 2025 and 2026 NBA draft. NBA draft insider Jonathan Zhivoni summarizes what we’ve learned over the three-day window.


Bronnie James | 6 feet 4 | PG/SG

Sierra Canyon | 2023 | unfixed