More Than a Game Blog

Hoop Brothers ‘More Than a Game’ blog is about the deeper impact that basketball has on our lives. Through this blog we tell the stories of elite high school basketball players and their journey on and off the court. Basketball transcends culture, language, age, religion, gender and financial background. It is a space where we can be ourselves, compete, collaborate, learn and grow. There is a layer to basketball that touches our deepest truths and delves into our humanity. Basketball is not just a sport. It parallels our lives and tells us stories of overcoming, acceptance, fear, love and inspiration. Basketball is truly More Than a Game.
Marcus Lane – “Nothing Can Stop Me!”

Marcus Lane – “Nothing Can Stop Me!”

Marcus Lane is a 5’7 point guard from the graduating class of 2021 and attends Sumter High School. He started playing basketball at the age of 5 when his grandfather got him his first basketball hoop. The two would play everyday and Marcus would lose every...

Keaundre Cooper – “The Underdog.”

Keaundre Cooper – “The Underdog.”

Keaundre Cooper is a 6’1 wing out of Smiths Stations High School and will graduate this coming year, 2019. His first basketball memory was when he was six got to see Russell Westbrook play in person. Westbrook’s intensity and motor inspired Cooper’s...

Will Osborn IV – “Exceeding Expectations.”

Will Osborn IV – “Exceeding Expectations.”

Will Osborn IV is a young, hungry 5’8 point guard out of Emerald Ridge High in Washington and is a part of the 2022 class. His dad is a coach and a couple of his older siblings play in college, so he grew up around basketball and has been playing from the...

Greg Hull – “Watch and Learn.”

Greg Hull – “Watch and Learn.”

Greg Hull is a 5’10 combo guard who attends Lee’s Summit North and graduates this coming year. He started playing basketball from the time he could walk and his love for the game started to grow. It was always something he really enjoyed doing, so he...

Dawson Sarblah – “Always do Your Best.”

Dawson Sarblah – “Always do Your Best.”

Dawson Sarblah is a 6’5 big man who can play the 3 through the 5 out of Greenville High School and is a member of the 2021 recruiting class. Basketball always seemed fun to him, and he started playing by the time he was in kindergarten. He played every...

Anissa Sanchez – “Passion for the Game.”

Anissa Sanchez – “Passion for the Game.”

Anissa Sanchez is a 5’6 point guard prospect out of Los Banos High School and won’t graduate until 2022. She was exposed to basketball at a very young age and started playing competitively in a league as soon as she could, at the age of 5. Her mom has been...

Carlton Terry – “Expect the Unexpected.”

Carlton Terry – “Expect the Unexpected.”

Hard work and effort has been something that Carlton Terry has had to continue throughout his life and basketball career. The 5’9, 2022 combo guard out of Conway High School in Florida has had to deal with big challenges during his career so far. Growing...

Tytavious Williams – “Get on My Level.”

Tytavious Williams – “Get on My Level.”

Tytavious Williams is a 6’3 big man, capable of playing the 4 or 5, out of Huntington High School and is a member of the 2022 graduating class. He started playing basketball in the first grade, mainly because he had the “skill set and the size” to excel....

Grayson Wright – “Competition Fuels My Fire”

Grayson Wright – “Competition Fuels My Fire”

Grayson Wright is a 6’4 shooting guard out of Westbrook Christian School and will graduate in 2021. He started playing basketball in the 5th grade after his dad got him to try it out. Although he was reluctant to play at first, his love for the game grew...

William Held – “Never Settle.”

William Held – “Never Settle.”

William Held is a 6’0 point guard prospect from the 2021 graduating class and attends Windermere High School. He started playing basketball by the time he was 3. Growing up, he would play pickup games at his local YMCA every day against mostly grown men to...