Why Does Prep Hoops Have a Paywall?
We field questions every day about our paywall – why we require a paid subscription to read our content. We’re only writing about high school basketball. How can we expect someone to pay to read it? We’ve spent, and continue to spend, valuable time examining our model, trying to determine the best way to best serve the high school basketball community with a high quality media outlet. Through that examination, we’ve been able to come to a few conclusions.
A few truths…
There’s a void in the comprehensive coverage of high school basketball.
Everyone covers the top 1% of prospects – future pros and 5-star recruits. While those players drive the most clicks, they are not representative of the majority of high school players in America.
We’re here to fill that void — established in 2012, Prep Hoops is the first resource dedicated to covering college prospects at all levels, from Division I to Division III and everywhere in between.
Your subscription powers recruiting for families across the country
Your subscription directly impacts our ability to find the next hidden gem in your area or in a neighboring state by allowing us to recruit and retain a respected network of scouts. Without contributors that are compensated, our coverage doesn’t exist.
The long, slow decline of newspaper circulation due to loss of ad revenue has been well documented. But thorough, well-written coverage comes from great contributors, and great contributors require compensation
Your experience on our website matters
In addition to presenting high-quality content on the players you know, we’ve removed all outside distractions by becoming 100% AD-FREE and are investing in talented website developers who make our content easy-to-find.
Quality is of the utmost importance to us – something worth paying for.