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High School Basketball Recruiting and Events at its Finest

Finding a home for top-notch coverage and scouting in the world of high school basketball isn’t easy. Neither is understanding the landscape of the recruiting process for parents and coaches.

Latest Articles

Standouts: State Tournament (Day 1)

A look at the best performances from the Class 2A state semifinals in Lakeland on Tuesday.

Top State Semifinals To Watch (1A-4A)

The FHSAA tournament is here. Classes 1A-4A will crown champions this week in Lakeland.

Top Regional Matchups To Watch (Round 3)

An exclusive look at the best matchups in the third round of the regional tournament on Tuesday.

Here at The Hoop Vibe...

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We will provide you with coverage of top prospects around the country with a focus coming in the state of Florida

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With game, tournament, camp coverage and more, we will scout a wide range of players and bring their impact and talents to the screen with stories and social media pushes

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On top of that, our own events will help feed these players’ recruitments and overall recognition as they navigate their high school basketball careers.

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Who We Cover

We cover prospects that can play the game of the basketball at a level that translates to the collegiate game. By using our powerful tools, we can maximize coverage at any type of event.

The solution with the recruiting process is here with
The Hoop Vibe, so trust us to take care of your every need along the way.

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The old adage of if you play well, they will find you still exists, but it is getting more challenging to be seen by the right set of eyes. Our events, daily social media coverage and analysis, will help your prospect unlock his true potential while also getting the right set of looks.

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Upcoming Events

Our events will only further the discussion about your prospect, especially if he shines on our platform.

  • Hoop Vibe Spring Showcase (March 16)
  • The Warm Up (July 6)
  • The Future Middle School Showcase (Aug. 4)
  • Hoop Vibe Fall League (August 17-Oct. 19)
  • Hoop Vibe Fall Showcase (Sept. 15)

Experience is on our side

We can make sure your prospect gives themselves the best chance of success on and off the court during the recruiting process.


Steady and Authentic
We will provide stories and in-depth breakdowns from the top events during the high school season, AAU season, camps, showcases and more.


Consistent Analysis
Through our database, we will help coaches identify and evaluate prospects.

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Starting at $40

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About The Hoop Vibe

The Hoop Vibe is the home of high school basketball recruiting, events and more founded and run by long time scout Jake Perper. Covering the state of Florida and the rest of the country, we aim to provide top notch events, coverage and recruiting. Previously, Perper was the Southeast Scouting Director for the Prep Hoops Circuit and the lead scout for Prep Hoops’ Florida site for seven years

Jake has covered professional, collegiate and prep sports for various news outlets including, The Tampa Bay Times, Bleacher Report, The Naples Daily News and more.

The Hoop Vibe provides player updates on the site and through social media at our events and other top events. Follow all the latest news on social media, Twitter: @thehoopvibe and Instagram and Tik Tok: @the_hoopvibe


“In my time at IMG Academy, Jake has separated himself in both the recruiting world and event space. He relentlessly evaluates players and his events that we have participated in over the years have been top notch.”

- Brian Nash, Director of Basketball

“Jake is one of the most dedicated scouts in the state of FL. Very humble and accessible individual who is in the business for the right reason, to help the student athletes!”

- Carlos Morales, Founder of International Basketball Training (IBT)

“Jake Perper has been an incredible ally in evaluating and promoting our basketball program and players. His events are some of the best in Florida, he’s got a keen eye for talent, and nobody watches more high school basketball in the state. Most importantly, Jake is honest and dependable, and truly cares about the players and coaches in grassroots basketball. Our program and I will continually support Jake any way we can because we know he’s in it for the right reasons and acts with integrity.”

- Ben Fratrik, Lake Highland Prep Head Coach

“Jake Perper has been a huge help for my guys doing his time in the scouting world. He has wrote up countless articles for my kids that have really helped them with recruiting.”

- Eric Robinson, Auburndale Head Coach

“Jake Perper has provided a wealth of knowledge and resources to my players since day one. From write up articles to sending coaches to watch my teams at NCAA live events. Jake has provided my organization a bigger platform when we had none, so I will always be grateful. Jake Perper will always have East Coast United’s support.”

- Lewis Wright, East Coast United Coach