About The Hoop Vibe

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The Hoop Vibe (www.thehoopvibe.com) is the leader in boys and girls high school boys middle school basketball coverage, events, and prospect recruitment in the Southeast. Our team provides top notch articles focusing on prospect upside, talent and more. Through our 10+ events (in-season high school tournaments, individual high school and middle school showcases, AAU tournaments, fall leagues) and more, we make sure every player that steps foot into our host gyms leaves with something gained whether it’s through a social media post after a good game or an article. We are here to help all the talented athletes get seen.

Meet Our Team

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Jake Perper

Founder/Scouting Director

Jake Perper, the Founder/Scouting Director of The Hoop Vibe (www.thehoopvibe.com). Perper has been a sports media member since 2010 and a basketball scout since 2015. He was previously the Southeast Scouting Director for the Prep Hoops Circuit and the lead scout for Prep Hoops’ Florida site for seven years. In 2017, he launched Sun Bash Tampa Bay, a regular season holiday boys basketball event. It has since expanded to three other locations (Miami, Orlando and Jacksonville). Read more about the Sun Bash Series at www.sunbashtourney.com.

Helping kids on and off the court is Perper's No. 1 goal with The Hoop Vibe events, and he can do just that and more with this event and media platform. Perper is in constant contact with college programs ranging from Division I down to JUCO. Follow all the latest news on social media, Twitter: @thehoopvibe and Instagram and Tik Tok: @the_hoopvibe

Learn more about Jake Perper in this exclusive interview with Canvas Rebel. (Read here).

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Barry Bartlett

Middle School Director

Barry Bartlett, Middle School Director of The Hoop Vibe. Bartlett is a basketball lifer. He has 30-plus years of experience as a player, coach and director. He has built a deep network across the travel basketball community and has served as team director for high level independent teams and on the Nike EYBL circuit.

Bartlett is the author of the basketball recruiting seminar 'Pump the BRAKE', which is focused on eligibility, recruitability, personal brand and the recruiting landscape at the collegiate level. He has been delivering the message to high school programs across the state.

You can contact Bartlett directly at barry@thehoopvibe.com.

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Rebekah Day

Girls Director

Rebekah Day, Girls Director of The Hoop Vibe Girls. Day joins the company with a lengthy basketball background that started as a standout point guard at City of Life in the 7th grade. She went on to play all four years at Southeastern (2014 graduate) and then served as an assistant coach there before doing the same at Northland College in Wisconsin.

Since then, she’s been helping girls athletes in the high school space. From August 2018 to April 2019, she was an assistant varsity coach and head junior varsity coach at Saint Cloud, a Class 6A State Finalist in 2019. Currently, she is an assistant varsity coach, and head coach for junior varsity and middle school at Central Florida Christian and has been since 2021. The Eagles were a Class 2A State Runner-Up this season. Follow all of Day's work on the girl's side on Twitter, Instagram, Tik Tok and Facebook @hoopvibegirls.

Hank Hurst
Hank Hurst

Video Coordinator

Hank Hurst, Video Coordinator. Hurst is a former college player, who also has experience coaching high school as well as running his own travel basketball program for seven years.

On the video side of things, Hurst has covered a ton of middle school and high school events/games over the last 10 years. Hurst has been contracted by Prep Hoops to cover events on a national level. He’s also worked with the NFL covering regional combines, the national scouting combine and the NFL owner's meetings. You can follow all of Hurst's work on Instagram @Team100Tampa.

Wesley Bartlett
Wesley Bartlett

Multimedia Producer

Wesley Bartlett, Multimedia Producer. He provides top notch content both through videography and photography for athletes, teams and our events.

Bartlett is currently a senior at Palm Harbor University High School and a part of the basketball team. He has been around sports his entire life and loves to capture key moments on the court for athletes around the country. You can follow all of Bartlett's work on Instagram @ClipsByWes

Arronington Nau
Arronington Nau

Multimedia Intern

Arronington Nau, Multimedia Intern. He's a sports media photographer and videographer that specializes in capturing the best moments in sports for his brand Arronington Films.

Whether it's a big game or a small event, Arronington captures the emotion of the moment and brings it to life through his videos and images. As a former athlete, he know how much hard work an athlete puts into perfecting his game; and it is his goal to put that hard work on display. Arronington is passionate about sports photography and strives to make every shot meaningful and powerful. Follow Arronington's on Instagram at Arroningtonfilms.

Dylan Weber
Dylan Weber

Scout

Dylan Weber, Wisconsin Area Scout. Weber brings a lengthy background in sports, coaching three years of high school hoops and two years of AAU basketball in Wisconsin at North Cape High School. A longtime basketball player himself and fan, Weber comes from a journalism background and is currently finishing up his master's degree at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside in Sports Management.

Weber is going to provide coverage during the high school and AAU seasons in the Wisconsin area. Give him a follow on social media - Instagram: _dylan_weber and Twitter: _dylan_weber