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Important! Both athletes and parents must understand these recruiting facts if you really want to play at then next level with a scholarship!

  1. You will never get a scholarship from someone who doesn’t know you exist.
    • Like getting a job, send more resumes. We will show you how to get your video highlights and stats to all coaches, recruiters and coaching staff in all divisions.
  2. If you contact a coach from your email address and not through a service, a coach is more likely to open it and respond directly back to you.
    • We will show you how to eliminate the recruiting middleman!
  3. The colleges that talk to you may not want you or offer enough scholarship money.
    • We will show you how to leverage your scholarship opportunities' and negotiate the best deal.
  4. The influence of a high school coach, friend, acquaintance or a recruiting / scouting service may help get a look from a coach. However, if you can’t make it on their position planning board (PPB sample click here ) then what you end up with is “a look”, nothing more.
    • Understand how PPB's work. The question you need to ask yourself is, Do I want to take a chance of a lifetime and only get in front of a few college coaches or hundred to thousands?
  5. It is in the coaches best interest to always look for better talent and fit, if found someone else on their position planning board (PPB) will get bumped down or completely off.
    • Exposure, exposure, exposure. If you send your athletic resume to college coaches in all divisions and get bumped down or off a PPB or two you will have a little insurance know you sent to everyone.
  6. No one on this earth could possibly know what every coach in the United States wants, needs and thinks at any given time. A coach will never make their position planning board public, especially to a recruiting service.
    • Other recruiting services claim they are in the know. Do you really believe they could possibly know what every coach needs and wants at any given time? No need to worry about eScout4u, we can put in front of coaches nationwide for them to decide if you are the right fit for them..
  7. A coach will never make their position planning board public.
  8. The final decision is made by the college coach, not a high school or club coach, friends, family or any one else.
    • That's a given.
  9. Getting a coach to respond is like getting a job interview; an athlete must get in front of as many coaches as possible. You never know when an athlete’s skill set will be in the right place at the right time.
    • eScout4u is the only service that can let you do this.
  10. If you don’t start now you may never get started or arrives after many or all scholarships have been awarded. Don’t procrastinate!
    • Waiting till your senior year would be a huge mistake on your part. It doesn't cost to look to see how we will help you so sign in here. At minimum you will receive our recruiting newsletters and you can opt out if you don't like them.
    • Proven online recruiting will get you more collegiate exposure, use our recruiting services for getting a your scholarship.

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How do I get a Basketball scholarship?

For student-athletes trying to be recruited for a basketball scholarship the process will start earlier than most. Typically around 9th grade and sometimes before. It helps to be proactive in your search, but also putting together a quality highlight film could make things a lot easier.

Also, some things to keep it mind:

  • Maintain a high GPA throughout high school.

  • Take your ACT or SAT tests early and retest as needed to obtain higher scores.

  • Get NCAA qualified if your want to play at a NCAA school.

  • Get NAIA qualified if you want to play at a NAIA school.

  • Contact local schools about basketball scholarships they have available.

  • Contact college basketball coaches and let them know you are interested in playing basketball at their schools and

  • that you’re interested in obtaining a basketball scholarship.

  • Take visits to the schools who are interested in you.

  • Keep in touch with the basketball coaches that contact you.

  • Educate yourself about the basketball scholarship recruiting process.

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How do I get recruited for a Basketball scholarship?

College coaches really start early for basketball scholarships. So if you haven't been contacted by your junior year, then you have fallen way behind and need to speed things up. With any sport, grades are an essential part of being able to receive a basketball scholarship. Some coaches depending upon your skill level will be a little more apt to help you out if your grades are suffering.

Since teams are typically pretty small as compared to say, football. What this means is that you will have to fight for your position harder and longer since the process starts so early for basketball players.

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What are the academic requirements for Basketball scholarship?

The academic requirements for basketball scholarships vary by what level you want to play at and in some instances the schools you wish to attend. All though, just like all other collegiate sports in basketball you must meet the minimum requirements to be eligible.

  • Click here for information about the NCAA guidelines regarding academic requirements for basketball scholarships.
  • Click here for information about the NAIA guidelines regarding academic requirements for basketball scholarships.

Remember that some schools will have stiffer requirements than the minimums required by both the NCAA and NAIA. You should check with those schools admissions office for academic requirements to obtain a basketball scholarship.

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How do I get recruited for a Basketball scholarship?

College coaches really start early for basketball scholarships. So if you haven't been contacted by your junior year, then you have fallen way behind and need to speed things up. With any sport, grades are an essential part of being able to receive a basketball scholarship. Some coaches depending upon your skill level will be a little more apt to help you out if your grades are suffering.

Since teams are typically pretty small as compared to say, football. What this means is that you will have to fight for your position harder and longer since the process starts so early for basketball players.

Also, basketball is becoming a very popular club sport and NCAA rules allow college basketball coaches more flexibility when attending club sport sanctioned events. So if you can get on a good club basketball team so that you can increase your exposure to the college basketball coaches.

 

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What are the academic requirements for Basketball scholarship?

The academic requirements for basketball scholarships vary by what level you want to play at and in some instances the schools you wish to attend.

  • Click here for information about the NCAA guidelines regarding academic requirements for basketball scholarships.

  • Click here for information about the NAIA guidelines regarding academic requirements for basketball scholarships.

Remember that some schools will have stiffer requirements than the minimums required by both the NCAA and NAIA. You should check with those schools admissions office for academic requirements to obtain a basketball scholarship.

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Am I good enough for a Basketball scholarship?

You must ask yourself if you are willing to put the hours needed in to your basketball career. Also, are you up for the challenge of the fast pace style workouts and endless practices?


Here are some things to ask yourself before committing:

  • Are you dedicated to the hard work you will encounter at any level?

  • Can you take direction and coaching well?

  • Will you be OK moving to any town and picking up with a new team?

  • Have you known for a while that playing collegiate basketball was your goal

  • Will you be able to keep your school work in order with the feeling of basketball being a full time job?

IMPORTANT: Don't over think this process and psych your self out!

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What are my odds of getting a Basketball scholarship?

There are just over 1 million male and female basketball athletes across all high schools and just under 50,000 of those athletes will receive a basketball scholarship.

The odds of playing basketball on scholarship at the NCAA Division I level are not that great and competition is intense. However if you’re willing to play at the NCAA Division II level, NAIA or NJCAA your chances go up dramatically because the amount of basketball scholarships available at these levels. In short, don’t limit your possibilities explore all divisions at the NCAA level, NJCAA and NAIA to increase your odds of getting a basketball scholarship.

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How can I improve my chances of getting a Basketball scholarship?

Just like other sports basketball has fierce competition, and also a small chance of receiving a scholarships. Coaches will only accept some of the best players with the best attitudes. Grades are also crucial when trying to get the leg up on all the other athletes.

Click here for a further analysis of improving your odds of receiving a Basketball Scholarships:

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What’s the best way to get a Basketball scholarship?

The best way to get a basketball scholarship is for you to promote yourself to as many basketball coaches as possible. No matter what your talent level is, if enough basketball coaches see your talent you stand a chance of getting recruited. Somewhere some basketball coach is looking for the very talent you have to offer but if he doesn’t know you exist he cant offer you a basketball scholarship. We believe we have the most effective way to showcase your talents to basketball coaches available on the internet.

How many basketball scholarships are available?

College basketball scholarships are offered at the NCAA Division 1, NCAA Division 2, NJCAA, and NAIA levels. NCAA Division 3 does not offer athletic scholarships but offers other forms of financial aid. The number of scholarships available is based on a fully funded program. Not all schools offer the maximum number of scholarships. Also, some schools have restrictions on scholarship use for out of state and international athletes.

Men’s Basketball

NCAA D1: 344

NCAA D2: 282

*NCAA D3: 403

NAIA: 255

NJCAA: 560

Total: 1,844

Women’s Basketball

NCAA D1: 342

NCAA D2: 281

*NCAA D3: 426

NAIA: 256

NJCAA: 519

Total: 1,824

*NCAA Division 3 schools do not offer athletic scholarships, but do offer other forms of financial aid.

Basketball scholarships awarded per year, per team:

Not all colleges that are eligible to offer scholarships will choose to do so. For example, Ivy League schools choose not to offer athletic scholarships.


Basketball is a head count sport for both men and women in NCAA D1, which means all scholarships are full scholarships. In all other divisions, basketball is considered an equivalency sport, which means that coaches can divide the value of the total scholarships allotted to them between as many players as they see fit.

Men’s Basketball

NCAA D1: 13

NCAA D2: 10

NAIA: 17

NJCAA: 15

Women’s Basketball

NCAA D1: 13

NCAA D2: 9

NAIA: 12

NJCAA: 24

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Scholarship Recruiting Tip:

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