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My goal has always been since the advent of Five State Hoops to grow and promote the Girls and Women's basketball games. It is something I enjoy doing, and I hope it helps create opportunities for some of the players I get to evaluate and promote.

Beginning Monday, February 13th I will be returning "The Big Board" through the end of the High School season for everyone to read free. It will be a list of all the 20 point scorers for a given day from Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

Also beginning Monday (and with a subscription) I will be posting Player Notes from all games I can find on YouTube from the following free sources: W7 Productions (Wisconsin), Zaleski Sports (Wisconsin), CISN (Iowa), Mike Peden (Minnesota) & CCX Media (Minnesota). If you know of another free provider, with play by play to help identify players, please let me know and I'll try to add them. I will add NSPN (Minnesota) as a site I have to pay for as soon as I'm able to add those games as well.

Beginning with the start of the Club/AAU season in April I will cover as many games and provide player evaluation for as many games as I can afford to get to. My goal is 800 live games, and 2000 evaluated games (live & online) in a calendar year.

I also want to give back to the community. I know what it's like to be hungry as a kid, a young adult and even as a middle-aged man. I understand being homeless and sleeping in a car, sleeping in a shelter, sleeping in a tent in the cold, and sleeping in a public park for shelter. I want to make enough to hopefully put a roof over my head again, have transportation and support my kids, with my kids coming first.

I will give 15% from each site subscription, and 25% from each donation made for additional support, if you'd consider additional support, to my Venmo and PayPal accounts. I will be listing where the donations will go on our "Community Assist" page which you can find on the top of this page in a tab.

I don't want to get off the game, I just want to survive and give back to it for when it helped me when I have needed it to fall back on for a sense of community.

If you'd consider support, thank you. Once the AAU/Club season gets underway I will be adding, with a subscription, Player Rankings, Regional Player Rankings, Club Rosters & Game Results and Club Team Rankings.

Thank you to everyone out there, and I hope I can bring you the product you deserve.

-Chuck Thompson

(320) 428-9675

chuck@fivestatehoops.com

 

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