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Alerting top boys' and girls' basketball players!

By Breakdown Staff, 05/24/23, 8:30AM CDT


Register online for one of our upcoming 2023-24 basketball photo shoots

Congratulations if you have been invited to the annual Breakdown Sports Media basketball photo shoots! You are among a select group of players from all over Minnesota, representing different geographic areas and grades who have been selected for this honor. We’re running the photo shoots on many different dates from late July through early-September. Please see the registration forms for the exact dates and locations.

All players invited to the photo shoot have the opportunity to get a great deal on our 2023-24 guidebook and calendar. This deal is available only to players invited to the photo shoots! It’s just $69.99 for the softcover book combination and $89.99 for the hardcover book combination — and we're offering a downloadable PDF version of the book (available a month earlier) for $19.99 on top of any book order ($59.99 as a standalone product). 

How were you selected? The Breakdown has a panel that consists of members all across Minnesota. At the conclusion of the season, our staff submits its picks of players worthy to be considered among the best in the state and from that list, a group of finalists is selected for this honor. We take into account recommendations from coaches, past season honors and statistics, offseason work, etc.

How does it work?  In order to accommodate a large group of top players, we have spread all photo shoots out over a multiple-hour period, with 5-minute time frames for photos.

•   Please bring your full uniform, including shoes and socks. Please also please bring your own basketball.
•   professional studio photographers are present
•   individual photos will be taken (group and combination photos will be taken if players sign up for consecutive time slots).
•  individual information, including a biography and Q and A form, will be used in the Breakdown book
•   once you arrive, the photo shoot should be completed within 15 minutes

Please register ONLINE ahead of time as we will have 5-minute windows set up for each player. Walk-ins will have a separate line and we will take them as we can fit them into the schedule.

  1. We're going to build in 5-minute time windows for the players to register (just one per time frame if one photographer, but up to three per time frame if three photographers) and then close the time frame down when full, as well as building in a few minutes of down time each hour to get walk-ins through (and their own separate line, as we're trying to discourage walk-ups). 
  2. please bring everything you need for your photo (jerseys, shorts, shoes, basketball, etc.) as we are discouraging the use of common equipment on hand to use.
  3. lastly, we encourage parents and other guests to remain outside in the parking area and just drop the student-athletes off at the door, if possible. Pre-registered players should be in-and-out of the shoot in 15 minutes or less.

Can't make it to any of the dates? You can still be in the book and receive the same special deal! Just fill out the registration form without selecting a date, complete the Q and A form and email a photo to

2023-24 Hoops photo shoots

Date Times Location
Sunday, July 30 12 to 4 p.m. Bloomington Jefferson HS
Tuesday, Aug. 8 4 to 7 p.m. Mt. Iron-Buhl High School
Wednesday, Aug. 9 5 to 8 p.m. Walker-Hackensack-Akeley High School
Sunday, Aug. 13 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. St. Michael-Albertville HS
Saturday, Aug. 19 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. St. Peter Rec Center, multi-purpose room
Sunday, Aug. 20 12 to 5 p.m. Alexandria Area HS
Sunday, Aug. 20 12 to 4 p.m. Marshall HS, Marshall
Saturday, Aug. 26 12 to 4 p.m. Bear Cave Intermediate, Stewartville
Sunday, Aug. 27 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dakotah! Ice Center, Prior Lake
Sunday, Aug. 27 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Roseville Ice Center, Fireside room
Wednesday, Aug. 30 4 to 8 p.m. Moorhead HS field house
Sunday, Sept. 3 12 to 6 p.m. Morgan Park Community Center, Duluth
Monday, Sept. 4 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Legacy Hoops, Hopkins (HOOPS ONLY)
Sunday, Sept. 10 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Park Center HS

IMPORTANT! Please registration online this year

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VERY IMPORTANT: Please note that when you get to the final "review" screen, you MUST hit the "complete registration" button at the bottom or it won't save and be sent to us. If you do not receive an email confirmation of your submission, it did not save!