Spencer Pulliam

A respected veteran of the grassroots basketball scene, Spencer joined Prep Hoops in 2020, tasked with leading our new youth platform. His focus is on developing industry-leading content and event infrastructure of the highest quality. Since 2005, Spencer has evaluated much of the nation's elite youth basketball talent, and established a reputation for accurately projecting players at the highest level. In addition to running his own NCAA-compliant scouting/recruiting service, he actively serves in a variety of leadership and volunteer roles for several prestigious grassroots basketball organizations and brands. Spencer and his wife, Elizabeth, live in Greensboro, North Carolina with their daughter.

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Joe Esquivel Murphy

An up-and-coming sports journalism talent, Joe Esquivel-Murphy has been involved in sports writing since 2015, and joined Prep Hoops Next in 2020 as our Lead Scout/Correspondent in the Northeast region. Previously, Joe worked for CommRadio at Penn State University until his graduation in 2018, and has also written for a number of respected publications to begin his professional career. A decorated player at Ranney (NJ) School where he scored more than 1,000 points in his playing career, Joe has most recently returned to his roots, covering the high school basketball scene in New Jersey as a Senior Scout with Prep Hoops New Jersey.

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Houston Wilson

In addition to his responsibilities with Prep Hoops in the DMV region, Houston Wilson joined Prep Hoops Next in 2020, and serves as our Lead Scout/Correspondent in the Mid-Atlantic region. Houston grew up in Norfolk, Virginia and attended Norfolk Collegiate School, where he fell in love with the game under legendary Coach Jim Markey. A 2016 graduate of Hampden-Sydney College, Houston quickly established his own NCAA-certified scouting service that year, and now has several years of industry experience. He loves to cover prospects at all levels, locally and nationally, and he currently lives in the heart of Washington, D.C.

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Bruce Williams

A lifetime lover of the game, Bruce has served in a variety of roles throughout the game of basketball, including as a player, coach, scout, and trainer. In 2015 -16 he served as Coach and General Manager of the 7outzbbasketball club leading the club to a 4-2 record in the prestigious TBT 2 million dollar basketball tournament. Before coming to prep hoops he operated the 7outz basketball club which helped place basketball professionals with overseas opportunities. A self-described Gym rat Bruce is known for staying in the gym for long hours, traveling to events consistently and providing maximum exposure to potential prospects. For PrepHoops Bruce serves as a content writer, senior exposure scout and rankings analyst for the state of Nevada. Testimonials "PrepHoops.com is a tremendous resource and asset to my coaching efforts with Nevada Ballers Club. With his abundant basketball knowledge and his keen eye, Bruce Williams provides detailed analysis of a player’s performance, strengths and weaknesses. His objective feedback provides insight that l, like all coaches, need in order to be more effective in my role and responsibility of developing young players and best preparing them to meet their goals in basketball. The kids are inspired by Bruce’s commentary and motivated by PrepHoops.com’s player rankings. I appreciate all that Bruce and PrepHoops.com do for the kids in our program and for all the young players in Nevada" - Coach Youngblood, Head Coach Nevada Ballers Club

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Terry Drake

A dynamic skill development trainer and evaluator, Terry joined Prep Hoops Next in 2020, and serves as our Lead Scout/Correspondent in the Southeast region. He has a skilled eye for film study and enjoys analyzing player and team performances. As a consultant for several prominent events across the country, Terry's expertise in on-court instruction as well as his evaluation abilities, are widely heralded. He has more than a decade of industry experience and has trained and/or observed thousands of the nation's most elite players. In addition to his responsibilities with Prep Hoops Next, Terry manages an independent, NCAA-compliant scouting/recruiting service, and actively maintains clients as a certified, Lv3 pro-staff trainer with Ganon Baker Basketball Training & Development.

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