HOW TO USE SOCIAL MEDIA FOR COLLEGE BASKETBALL RECRUITING

Social Media for College Basketball RecruitingSocial media can be a great tool to aid college basketball prospects in their recruitment. Of course, social media can hurt a prospects recruitment as well if used the wrong way, and there have been plenty of articles written on this subject, including this ESPN article.

In fact, it has been said that social media has NEVER got a kid a scholarship, but it has most certainly lost more than a few kids scholarship offers. With that said though, I’d like to focus on the positive side of social media and provide tips on how basketball players can use it to help in their recruitment.

First, I’d like to make it very clear, again, that social media by itself CANNOT get an athlete a college basketball scholarship. The players on-court performance and off-court school grades will determine this, for the most part. Like I’ve written about before there are more than a few “checkboxes” that have to be checked off before a player even becomes a college prospect.

Once those are checked off, then there are some tools that can be used to aid in recruitment, such as a good AAU team, highlight films, emailing college coaches, etc. And the use of social media is just another such example of a tool that, if used properly, can help increase a prospects chances of getting recruited to play college basketball.

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ALTERNATIVE BASKETBALL OPTIONS – PREP SCHOOL & JUNIOR COLLEGE

basketball prep boarding schoolMore Basketball Development after High School: Basketball Prep School & Junior College

So your senior basketball season is over and you have either no offers to play college basketball or you have some offers but aren’t interested in them…

Now what?

Well, typically basketball players have two options:

  1. Go to prep school.
  2. Go to junior college.

As with most things though, there are positives and negatives to both options.

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HOW HIGH SCHOOL & AAU BASKETBALL WORK TOGETHER

high school and aau basketballThe Role of High School and AAU Basketball

Often times people describe high school basketball and AAU basketball as incompatible, one is good/positive and one is bad/negative, and typically, AAU basketball bares the brunt of the negativity.

While AAU certainly has it’s downfalls, as I previously wrote about in a recent blog article, it also has a ton of benefits that I’ve also written about.

However, I firmly believe that high school basketball and AAU basketball can and should co-exist. If done right, together, they can compliment each other and help kids become the best players they can be, and moreover, greatly increase a player’s chances to go on to play basketball in college.

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NEWS: PSB COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER ALUMNI SCRIMMAGE

College Basketball Alumni Scrimmage

Recently, on May 23rd, Pro Skills Basketball Charlotte held an open-gym scrimmage for our PSB Select team alumni who now play college basketball.

We currently have over 40 alums now playing or committed to play in college who used to play for our AAU basketball teams, and many of them came out to play scrimmage.

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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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