Fellow Prospectors! My name is Tom Ballato, and welcome to The Next Prospect. I am a school teacher and former basketball coach (at least for now) who decided it was time to pursue my passion, the love of basketball. I’ve been a fan of the game since I could remember, attended college basketball games since I was old enough to go on my own (The Jimmy V Classic every year), and now I am a season ticket holder (St.John’s Red Storm).

Through the love of the game, I have met some amazing people along the way who share a similar passion. The daily grind of the 9-5 job can weigh us down, but that shouldn’t stop anyone from pursuing something or going out on a limb like I did.

I started reaching out to some of my favorite former college basketball players to interview and share their basketball journeys from college and beyond. In doing so I’ve learned so much about overseas basketball and have been able to share with fans journeys of basketball players all over the world!

About The Next Prospect

The Next Prospect was founded in August 2018. It is a blog designed to share the journeys of prospects all over the globe, provide some basketball insight, and more. Everyone’s got a story!



For inquires contact:  Tom Ballato  thenextprospect2@gmail.com


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