Hoops Prospects Podcast (HPP)

Hoops Prospects Podcast (HPP)

HPP is the perfect show for NBA Draft junkies and basketball fans. Each week, Rich Harris and the rest of the Hoops Prospects staff cover college basketball and the NBA Draft inside and out, discuss the biggest topics in the NBA, and generally have fun. HPP will also feature guest appearances from various people involved with pro and college basketball, including players, scouts, coaches, writers, and TV personalities.

Episodes

April 29, 2024 152 mins

Cam and Rich discuss the top players still in the portal, the teams that are winning and losing in the transfer battle, and the latest early entries in the 2024 NBA Draft.  Coach James Jones, the all-time winningest men’s basketball coach at Yale, joins the show and talks about Bulldog hoops and the state of college basketball.  Also, Doc joins the guys to examine the NBA Playoffs and answer a few listener questions. 

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The show switches gears, as Cam Reihl, Doc Louallen, and Rich Harris preview the 2024 NBA Playoffs with injury updates, analysis, and predictions.  The guys also take a look at the teams that over- and underachieved during the regular season, and they discuss whether Zion will ever live up to expectations and if the Golden State Dynasty has ended. 

CHAPTERS:

1.  NBA Notebook (2:31)

  • Fearless Forecast Debrief – ...
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Rich, Drew and Cam wrap up the 2024 college basketball season, announcing Hoops Prospects’ annual season awards and sharing their final thoughts on the NCAA Tournament.  The guys also look ahead to the 2025 season, discussing possible rules changes, expansion of the Big Dance, tweaks for the seeding process, portal developments, the biggest transfer commitments, coaching changes, the top early entries into the NBA Draft, and more.<...

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Caleb, Cam, Drew and Rich review the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament, present a March Madness edition of the Draft Stock Report, and make their picks for the Sweet Sixteen and the Elite Eight.  The guys also discuss the fate of the NIT tournament, the latest transfer portal developments, and the very early entries into the 2024 NBA Draft. 

Chapters:

1.  College Hoops Notebook (2:21)

  • Most Entertaining &...
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The Hoops Prospects staff members pick their annual collective March Madness bracket.  The guys discuss every matchup all the way to the National Championship game.

CHAPTERS:

  • East Region (5:46)
  • South Region (48:15)
  • West Region (1:30:11)
  • Midwest Region (2:03:41)
  • The Final Four (2:33:26)


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Drew Barton and Rich Harris preview Championship Week and make some fearless predictions.  Roddy Gayle joins the show to talk about his game and the red-hot Ohio State Buckeyes, who just may sneak into the Big Dance.  Rich and Drew also review the Player of the Year winners in a number of conferences, talk about recent key injuries, and debate the latest bracket projections. 

Gayle, a former 4-star recruit, has emerged as...

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March 9, 2024 217 mins

Rich Harris and Drew Barton, along with special guest Tyon Grant-Foster, cover everything you need to know for the final weekend of the regular season and the beginning of March Madness.  Topics include injury updates, the latest bracket projections, a special Stock Report (The Player of the Year Candidates Edition), and picks for the early conference tournaments and season finale games.

Grant-Foster is the star of Grand C...

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Continuing the “Hidden Gems” series, Rich Harris talks with Dayton wing Koby Brea, Appalachian State forward Tre’von Spillers, and Nevada forward Nick Davidson.  All three are All-Conference candidates and will very likely be competitors in the 2024 NCAA Tournament.   

Playing for the 21st ranked Dayton Flyers, Brea is one of the top shooters in the country.  He leads all DI players with a 3-point percentage of 48.7, and a...

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Rich Harris and Jake Copestick talk with a trio of hidden gems, Xavier’s Quincy Olivari, Utah State’s Great Osobor, and Northern Colorado’s Saint Thomas, who are near the top of their respective conferences in scoring plus a number of other categories.  All three are also Player of the Year candidates in their respective conferences. 

Olivari is a two-time All-CUSA selection who currently ranks second in the Big East in s...

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February 20, 2024 62 mins

In this special episode, Richard Harris sits down with a trio of DI stars: USF’s Jonathan Mogbo, Mississippi State’s Josh Hubbard, and Clemson’s PJ Hall.  All three currently play for teams in the mix for a spot in the NCAA Tournament, and each player is in the running for postseason awards.

Mogbo, a POY candidate in the WCC, leads the country in FG% (67.3) and PER (34.1).  He ranks in the top 10 of DI for dunks (75, tied ...

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In what has turned out to be a crazy season, Rich Harris and Drew Barton discuss all things college basketball, including the coaching change at Ohio State, the dysfunction at USC, Wisconsin’s slump, and the latest bracket projections.  The guys also make their Picks of the Week and analyze a handful of prospects in the latest NBA Draft Stock Report, including Zach Edey and Reed Sheppard.

CHAPTERS:

1.  College H...

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In a new College Hoops Notebook, Rich, Caleb, and Drew discuss a host of topics, including teams on the “Bubble,” Miami’s total collapse, and fans at Baylor, Kansas State, and Alabama.  A new NBA Draft Stock Report includes breakdowns of UNC’s Harrison Ingram and FAU’s Johnell Davis, and the guys also make their picks for a big slate of games.  As always, the episode is separated into chapters so you can easily jump to the sections...

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Bruce Pascoe, who covers Arizona MBB for the Arizona Daily Star, joins the show for an in-depth discussion on the Wildcats, Caleb Love, and the Pac-12.  Hosts Rich Harris and Drew Barton also do the usual segments: the College Hoops Notebook, the NBA Draft Stock Report, and the Picks of the Week.

CHAPTERS:

1.  College Hoops Notebook (5:38)

  • Devo Davis steps away from Arkansas
  • Injury news 
  • Drew’s updated Final Four...
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Rich Harris and Caleb Slaton discuss Zvonimir Ivisi’s debut with Kentucky and the upset epidemic in college basketball, and revise their Final Four picks.  They also present another NBA Draft Stock Report, including analysis of the latest composite draft board rankings, and they make their picks of the week for top games in college basketball.   

CHAPTERS:

1.  College Hoops Notebook (2:45)

  • Rash of upsets
  • Zvonimi...
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Rich Harris talks with the versatile leader of the 8th-ranked Kentucky Wildcats, Tre Mitchell, discussing his interesting journey, UK’s chances to win the National Championship, his dog, Aura, and more.  In a new College Hoops Notebook, Rich covers the major developments in DI basketball and key injuries, including those suffered by three top-10 NBA Draft picks.  He also makes his predictions for the weekend’s biggest games and ans...

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Back from the holidays, Rich Harris and Drew Barton discuss a bunch of different topics, including the roster shakeups at Memphis, the legal problems for Illinois’ Terrence Shannon and Texas Tech’s Pop Isaacs, the latest injury news, and the draft stock of Texas’ Dillon Mitchell and Duke’s Tyrese Proctor.  The guys also analyze which teams are pretenders and contenders and make their “Picks of the Week.”

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Maverick Swenson returns and joins the usual crew, Rich Harris, Drew Barton and Doc Louallen, to talk about all things NBA, including answering some questions in the mailbag.  Special guest Noa Dalzell, a beat reporter who covers the Celtics, visits and shares her thoughts about what is going on in Boston.  Also, the guys find out if Santa will grant their wishes for this season.

CHAPTERS:

1.  Noa Dalzell Intervie...

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Rich Harris, Drew Barton, and Caleb Slaton discuss the recent developments and trends in college hoops and preview all of the big games up to the New Year. This episode includes the usual features: the College Hoops Notebook, the Draft Stock Report, and the Picks of the Week.

CHAPTERS:

1.  Week 6 College Hoops Notebook (2:56)

  • Federal judge issued a 14-day temporary restraining order against the NCAA, affecting ...
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The HPP gang returns after the Thanksgiving break and opens up a new chapter in the College Hoops Notebook, which includes analysis of the impact of a healthy Bronny James and various roster updates.  Drew Barton, Rich Harris, and Caleb Slaton also present the latest Draft Stock Report and make their Picks of the Week.  Plus, Rutgers’ star big man Cliff Omoruyi joins the show to discuss his game and the Scarlet Knights. 

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November 20, 2023 121 mins

Drew Barton, Rich Harris, and Cam Riehl preview the big Thanksgiving College Basketball Tournaments with predictions.  The guys also do the first NBA Draft Stock Report of the 2023-24 season, and they open up new chapters of the College Hoops Notebook and the NBA Notebook. 

CHAPTERS:

1.  Week 3 College Hoops Notebook (4:59)

  • Conferences off to Hot and Cold Starts
  • Results of the Holiday Tourneys to Date
  • Biggest Up...
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