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PREP Athletics is a company that helps basketball players find the right fitting prep schools to help them meet their goals. This podcast features PREP Athletics founder Cory Heitz's valuable expertise and vast connections to share insights and stories about the past, present, and future of prep school basketball. It also features in depth interviews with prep school basketball coaches from all competitive levels. Cory is a prep school alum, former D1 player, and Air Force veteran. Learn mor ...
 
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On this episode we welcome Karl Barkley of D3Direct. Karl played at Swarthmore College and now helps educate athletes on everything D3. In this episode we discuss the talent at the D3 level, going pro, the benefits, and talk all about financial aid. This was a very informative episode which is a must listen to those who don’t know much about the D3…
 
On this episode we welcome Coach Alex Popp of IMG Academy to the podcast. Alex has played D1 and D2, coached at the D1, D3, G-League, Nike EYBL and prep school level and is now working at IMG Academy to make their basketball program one of the best in the world. In this episode we talk about Alex completing a post grad year at Northfield Mount Herm…
 
In this mini episode, PREP Athletics Founder, Cory Heitz explains how the PREP Athletics process of finding a right fitting prep school works. This process includes: 1) Committing to help a player 2) Player has to make their own recruiting website 3) Reaching out to the right fitting prep school's coaches on the player's behalf 4) Have players/fami…
 
Tom Espinoza is the head prep boys basketball coach at Putnam Science Academy. Tom won National Prep School Championships in 2018 and 2020. He has coached dozens of D1 players to include NBA player Hamadou Diallo. In this conversation we talk about starting a prep school program from scratch, what its like to coach a Top 100 player, his second team…
 
On this episode we interview Lee Academy’s Head Prep Basketball Coach Dan Haynes. Dan was a multisport athlete in high school and college before getting into coaching. He has been at Lee since 2016 and shares his insights on such topics as the remoteness of Lee Academy, playing in the NEPSAC AAA, his largely international roster, and more. Dan expl…
 
In this episode we chat with Coach Damien Williams, Head Prep Basketball Coach at The Kiski School. Kiski is located near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Coach Williams discusses recruiting against the New England prep schools, college recruiting, the advantage of prep school open gyms, how to email a college basketball coaching staff and much more. What…
 
In this episode we interview Coach Roger Cox who is the head boy’s basketball coach at the Rabun Gap School. Roger shares why not being in New England is not a disadvantage for his school, the league they play in that has included Zion Williamson and the Curry brothers, the benefits of a multi-cultural school, Rabun Gap’s circus program and more. W…
 
In this episode we interview the Winchendon School’s Head Boys Basketball Coach, Kevin Kehoe. Kevin has won a NEPSAC prep school title and coach of the year award. In our conversation we discuss the benefits of playing at a prep school, how to choose between colleges that are recruiting you, the single statement that if a guard does it will get the…
 
In this mini episode I discuss the three things I would tell my high school self to do if I could go back into a time machine. While this is not realistic, current high school players and coaches might get some insight into the benefits of these suggestions. Here they are: 1) Meditate for 10 minutes a day 2) Incorporate Ice Baths/Sauna (Laird Hamil…
 
Brady Bergeson is the head coach of Regis University in Denver, Colorado. He played at D3 Chapman University before coaching D1 at Sacramento State. He then became head coach at D2 Western Oregon before becoming the head coach at Regis in 2015. In this episode Brady will tell us about the benefits of playing at the D2 level, how scholarships work a…
 
Wilbraham and Monson Head Boys Basketball Coach, Mike Mannix has coached at the D2, D3 and NBA levels. He has been at Wilbraham and Monson since 2009. In this episode Mike talks about working for the Indiana Pacers as a video scout, being the director of basketball ops at Drexel, why the NEPSAC AA prep school league is so special, coaching current …
 
John Mahoney is a former D1 assistant coach at programs such as West Virginia University and Michigan. After coaching in college he took over the national post grad team at IMG Academy. Recently John started 212º Sports Academy. In this episode John talks about knowing what college coaches are looking for and how to develop his players so they will…
 
Adam Finkelstein is the founder of the New England Recruiting Report as well as a national high school scout for ESPN. Adam has experience coaching at the D3 (Western Connecticut State), D1 (University of Hartford), and prep school (Choate Rosemary Hall) levels. In 2012 I reached out with questions to Adam about the prep school world and he was kin…
 
Coach Raphael Chillious has coached at numerous programs during his tenure. He played collegiately at Lafayette before coaching at West Nottingham, then onto South Kent. After sending multiple players to the NBA and D1, he took his talents to the University of Washington. He has also coached at UCONN, Villanova, and East Carolina before heading bac…
 
Coach Turner has been the head coach at Gonzaga College High School in downtown Washington, DC since 2004. Coach Turner was honored with the 2017 Gatorade National Coach of the Year Award. He has coached players who have played at Duke, UNC, Syracuse, Notre Dame, Harvard, Michigan, Cornell, Brown, Miami, and many more programs at all levels. I was …
 
Joe Mantegna is the head coach at Blair Academy where he has been since 1999. Coach Mantegna has coached five NBA players and works with USA Basketball and the South Sudan National Team. In this podcast we discuss his background, the characteristics that his eventual NBA players shared, changes he would make to the NCAA, and hearing from the actor …
 
Coach Ben Farmer is the head coach at the Williston Northampton School. Coach Farmer is a former D1 player, as well as an assistant at Wesleyan and the University of Hartford. He completed a post grad year at St Thomas More for Coach Jere Quinn, before playing for Marist. His older brother Jeff also played D1 basketball. In this episode he will dis…
 
Cory recorded this mini episode based on all the transfers that are happening at the college, prep school, high school and AAU levels. In this mini episode Cory tells his personal story of transferring high schools in the early 1990s. It was not as common at the time but this move changed Cory's basketball trajectory and without it he would not hav…
 
This episode is a recording of a special Zoom roundtable PREP Athletics held w/ three AAU experts. We discuss how to pick the right team, if tournaments matter, and do you need to play AAU to play in college, plus much more. This was very informative and a must listen for families trying to navigate this sometimes shady part of the youth basketball…
 
Coach Sullivan grew up around Worcester Academy and has been with the school since 1998. As head coach since 2011, he has sent players to all levels of college basketball. In this episode Coach Sullivan describes not only his basketball program and his search for international players, but the local community and how his players can make an immedia…
 
In this episode you will hear from Coach Jay Tilton who is the boy’s varsity basketball coach at Phillips Exeter Academy. Hear exclusive details on: -the benefits of going to a school like Exeter -his experience coaching at the D1 level -his advice for players wanting to play at the collegiate level -thoughts on how Duncan Robinson went from a post…
 
Chris Overbye is a senior partner of Hunnewell Education where he is a prep school consultant. Chris has his own experience attending Indian Mountain School and Salisbury School before going to Allegheny College. He has worked in everything in the prep school world from being a teacher, coach, director of admissions, director of development and hea…
 
Why should you listen to anything I say about the prep school basketball world? For one, I attended a prep school for a post grad year. This led me to getting an appointment to the United States Air Force Academy where I played on the basketball team. In this episode I share my experience with choosing a prep school, my college recruitment and what…
 
Coach Myers is originally from Roanoke, VA. He grew up in the gym under the watch of his father who was a coach. He is familiar with the post grad year as he went to Hargrave Military Academy before playing at Shepard College. Coach Myers started his coaching career at Hargrave, before becoming a D1 assistant at Radford University. Massanutten Mili…
 
Meet Coach Thomas “Tom” Messinger, who is the men’s basketball coach at Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, VA. In this episode Tom talks about growing up in an athletic family and his journey to working at Hargrave Military Academy. Tom tells us about their military structured program and the benefits of a post grad year. Hargrave has sent 27 pl…
 
Meet Brandon Goble, the CEO of JUCO Advocate and junior college basketball scout. JUCO Advocate, helps players gain exposure to junior colleges and their coaches. Listen in to learn the benefits of playing at a junior college and when it makes sense to go this route over a prep school. You will also learn the importance of knowing your strengths an…
 
Meet Coach Mike Hart, the athletic director and basketball coach at St. Andrew's School outside Providence, Rhode Island. He’s been at St. Andrew's since 1994 and has been named New England Prep School Coach of the Year 6 times. In this episode, he talks about St. Andrews School, the under-the-radar kid they’re focused on, and the diverse environme…
 
Welcome to the show NBA veteran, Brad Miller. He attended a prep school in Maine for his senior year of high school before playing for 4 years at Purdue University. He later played 14 years in the NBA to include two times in the All-Star game. In this episode, Brad recalls career moments from the very beginning of high school to the height of his N…
 
Meet Andrew Gale, the head coach of New Hampton School in New Hampshire. He worked at Vermont as a lead student manager and assistant coach for 4 years, before joining New Hampton in 2016 as an assistant coach and then head coach. In this episode, he talks about the New Hampton school, which is focused on developing kids into the top 100 players ev…
 
Meet Coach John Carroll, the Head Coach for the Boys' Basketball team at Northfield Mount Hermon School in Massachusetts. He was a NMH student-athlete before joining them as the head basketball coach in 2001, making this his 20th year with NMH. In this episode, he describes Northfield Mount Hermon as a prep school where kids achieve highly in baske…
 
Meet Coach Jere Quinn, the prep school basketball coach for the NEPSAC AAA St Thomas More team in Oakdale ,Connecticut. He’s been coaching for 43 years since he was age 22. He’s coached hundreds of Division I college basketball players, with many of them going pro. In this episode, he talks about his experience at St Thomas More preparing kids for …
 
Meet Coach Jason Smith, the head coach at Brewster Academy in New Hampshire. He’s been a coach for over 20 years and started his coaching career at the young age of 19. In this episode, he talks about his experience at Brewster Academy, which is a Basketball Prep School that’s more concerned with the potential of kids rather than having a ‘typical’…
 
PREP Athletics is proud to have New England Basketball Hall of Fame Coach Whit Lesure on the podcast. Whit is the Bridgton Academy head basketball coach and shares his life experiences and advice on the prep school basketball scene. [0:00]- Intro [0:44]- Whit Lesure Intro [0:56]- Whit Lesure background [1:40]- Playing days at Hobart [2:10]- Life af…
 
Are there scholarships for basketball players at prep schools? It depends. Listen to this mini podcast to learn more information about merit versus need based aid, and more. Connect with Cory: Website | https://www.prepathletics.com Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/prep_athletics/ Twitter | https://twitter.com/PREP_Athletics Facebook | https:/…
 
PREP Athletics is proud to have former UK Wildcat basketball player Tom Heitz on the podcast. Tom played at UK from 1979-1984. He backed up two lottery picks in Sam Bowie and Melvin Turpin. Tom was on the UK 1984 Final Four team that lost to Patrick Ewing and Georgetown. He was drafted in later rounds by the Indiana Pacers. Tom also happens to be m…
 
PREP Athletics is proud to have the Kentucky Basketball Commission's Marcellus Barksdale on the podcast for our first, ever interview. I was on the KBC Podcast this summer with Marcellus where he gave me the idea and helped in the formation of the PREP Athletics podcast. Marcellus shares insights about his playing high school playing days at Tates …
 
Welcome to the first PREP Athletics podcast. My name is Cory Heitz and I am the founder of PREP Athletics. In this intro episode, I give a short overview of me and my family's basketball background. I also include the benefits of attending a prep school for basketball. What you will learn: [0:00] My goal of playing Division 1 and the five members o…
 
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