The "guys who cover high school hoops" are going to write about the programs you listed because (a) they're basketball schools with strong followings and hoops recruiting sites, and/or (b) they're schools the Star covers / cares about.
Kayo said Balanis is there. The "guys who cover high school hoops" didn't mention Balanis is there. Who am I going to believe, a guy who covers ND basketball for ISD, or a guy whose paper doesn't bother to cover ND football, let alone basketball?
Sounds to me "the guys that cover high school hoops" are at fault.