TRUTH ABOUT COLLEGE BASKETBALL RECRUITING SERVICES

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Why Parents & Players Shouldn’t Use Paid College Basketball Recruiting Services

College basketball recruiting services is a subject that fires me up and one I constantly get asked about by parents, so I want to delve into the truth about college basketball recruiting services in this post.

As I’ve said before, and I’ll say again, I think the majority of showcase/evaluation camps and recruiting services are a scam that use the confusion and frustration of parents with the recruiting process to make “easy” money. I am not saying ALL of them are scams, but I do feel that most of them are!

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NEWS: PSB AUSTIN & SAN ANTONIO TEXAS COMING SOON!

Pro Skills Basketball LocationsPro Skills Basketball is excited to announce that we are opening in Austin and San Antonio, Texas! These will be Pro Skills Basketball’s 7th and 8th city to go along with Boston, Charlotte, Denver, Greensboro, Philadelphia, and Sacramento!

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NEWS: PSB GEARING UP FOR HUGE SUMMER OF YOUTH BASKETBALL!

Pro Skills Basketball is incredibly excited for our BIGGEST and BEST summer yet of youth basketball!

Our schedule includes but is not limited to 35+ PSB summer basketball camps in 7 different cities, the Jay Bilas Skills Camp, over 10 weeks of summer basketball camp in China, attending the Under Armour Association Finals, and capping it all off with a USA Basketball Youth Regional Camp!

Pro Skills Basketball Summer CampsSummer Youth Basketball Camps

This summer we’ll be running camps in Austin TX, Boston MA, Charlotte NC, Denver CO, Greensboro NC, Philadelphia PA, and Sacramento CA.

Our summer youth basketball camps are dedicated to teaching the fundamentals of basketball to kids in a safe and enjoyable environment.

They include games, competitions and drills designed for kids of all skill levels.  With a staff of experienced coaches and players, these events provide a great opportunity for kids to learn from players who have had success both on and off the court.

Sign up now for one of our summer camps today!

Jay Bilas Skills CampJay Bilas Skills Camp Charlotte NC

PSB Charlotte Director, Brendan Winters, is also a Director and Coach at the Jay Bilas Skills Camp in Charlotte, NC, but there is also a camp in Oklahoma City, OK as well.

The Oklahoma City Camp will be held June 10-12 on the campus of Southern Nazarene University. The Charlotte Camp will be held June 16-18 on the campus of Queens University of Charlotte.

This camp is for high level high school players who are willing to work extremely hard in order to achieve their dream of playing basketball in college at the DI, DII, or DIII levels.

Read more about the Jay Bilas Skills Camp here!

Nike Basketball Camps in ChinaYouth Basketball Camps in China

This summer we’ll be running between 10-12 basketball camps in China. A few of the camp details are still being worked out, but we can say for certain at this point that we’ll be in Changdu, Hong Kong, Wenzhou, Hefei, and possibly one or two more cities.

After PSB Directors, Brendan Winters and Ross Schraeder, directed and coached Nike Basketball Camps in China last summer (2016), we are excited to head back again this year to run our own Pro Skills Basketball China camps as well as more Nike Basketball Camps!

We’ll be sure to make an announcement once all of the details are locked in!

Under Armour Association FinalsPSB Select Charlotte AAU Basketball

This summer our PSB Select Charlotte 15U, 16U, and 17U Elite teams have been invited to and will attend the Under Armour Association Finals.

This is one of the premiere events on the grassroots basketball circuit, so we’re excited to attend for the third summer in a row!

Check out the Under Armour Association Finals website!

USA Basketball Youth Regional Camp CharlotteUSA Basketball Charlotte Boys Regional Camp

To cap off the summer, Brendan Winters will be directing the USA Basketball Charlotte Boys Regional Camp at Myers Park High School on August 12-13.

This youth basketball camp is for boys ages 7-14 at the time of the event and is open to players of all skill levels.

Read more and sign up here for the USA Basketball Charlotte Boys Regional Camp!

As the start of the summer creeps closer and closer, we’re getting more and more excited for these events.

We hope to see you at some of them, and if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to email or call us!

 

A PROFESSIONAL BASKETBALL PLAYER’S THOUGHTS: DE’MON BROOKS

De’Mon Brooks Davidson College Standout & Professional European Basketball Player Interview

de'mon brook davidson basketballDe’Mon Brooks is about to end his 3rd year of European professional basketball. After a short stint in Isreal and some full seasons in Italy, De’Mon made his way to Germany where he plays with Bayreuth in the country’s top professional league.

De’Mon is a graduate of Davidson College where he was a three-time All-Conference player and a two-time Conference Player of the Year. Few players have the drive, work-ethic and determination like De’Mon. Young players can learn a ton from his thoughts below. Enjoy this interview with De’Mon Brooks!

1. Do you feel like you have adjusted to life in Europe? What has been the hardest adjustment for you overseas?

With it being the end of my third year, I feel like I have adjusted pretty well to living here in Europe. With that being said, it did take some time to get used to. My rookie year was by far the toughest year because of the culture shock, on and off the court.

Off the court things like grocery shopping, driving around the city, and finding activities to do at night were a real challenge. Being in the states, we think everyone operates the way America does but that is definitely not the case.

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PROS AND CONS OF EXPOSURE AND ELITE COLLEGE BASKETBALL CAMPS

Showcase Exposure & Elite College Basketball Camps The Truth About Showcase “Exposure” & Elite College Basketball Camps

Now that the 2017 April NCAA “evaluation” or “live” periods have ended, many players are looking forward to the the next evaluation period in July. However, in between now and then, players often times attend “showcase/exposure” and/or “elite” basketball camps, so I wanted to provide some facts on showcase and elite basketball camps as NOT all basketball camps are created equal.

Let’s start with the difference between so-called exposure and elite basketball camps. Showcase (exposure) camps are typically run by private organizations and companies with the goal of bringing in as many talented players as possible, having them play against each other, scouting them, and often times ranking them.

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