You almost have to experience it for yourself in person in order to understand the significance of college basketball in the United States. While most basketball fans around the world focus mainly on the NBA, in certain parts of the US most people are more interested in college basketball. States such as North Carolina, Indiana, Kansas, and Kentucky are known to be college basketball regions with several top caliber teams. Ever since the NBA made it mandatory for potential players to play at least one year of college basketball, the college game has gotten even more popular. There is basically a game to watch on TV every night during the season and the NCAA’s playoff tournament is called “March Madness“ for a reason.
Am I eligible?
Having a high enough GPA or SAT/ACT score is the most overlooked concept by student athletes looking to be recruited. You can be a top caliber recruit who is wanted by the best teams in the country, but if you do not have the right grades and test scores, you simply will not be eligible to play in the NCAA or you will not qualify for the university of your dreams. If you do not have high enough grades to compete within the NCAA, you will be what is called a “non qualifier” and you will either need to improve your grades or attend an NJCAA college for two years in order to then be able to transfer to a four year school to get your bachelor’s degree. ASM Scholarships team has a lot of experience with this and will guide you through the whole process. We will obviously consult you all the way till the end and find the best possible option for you.
Plenty of basketball scholarships are available throughout the different divisions and more and more international players have taken advantage of this great opportunity. However, if you are looking for a basketball scholarship (and this is the case in all other college sports as well), be ready to work hard and know how to manage your time wisely. College basketball is conducted in a very professional manner and your coaches will expect you to work very hard and to represent your team and the university in a very professional way. This makes college basketball the perfect preparation for a successful professional career afterwards, either in the US or in another professional league elsewhere in the world.
The process to securing a Basketball scholarship
Our team will work with you directly to complete each stage necessary to making sure your future Basketball pathway in America is easy and without hassle.
Customized recruitment timeline planning
Introduction to your management team members
Online ASM profile development & creation
College recruitment video production & editing
Access to ASM online recruitment academy portal
Review of athlete academic credentials
Identification of necessary exams
SAT registration & prep*
Toefl registration & prep*
ACT registration & prep*
NCAA Clearinghouse registration*
NAIA Clearinghouse registration*
Scheduling of your personal exam tutor prep classes
College marketing & Scholarship commitment
Identification & research of potential schools
Activation of soft recruitment campaign
Evaluation of initial marketing campaign
Activation of hard recruitment campaign
College coach interview prep
Finalizing of all college interest
Organization of college/university official visits*
Sport scholarship final offers
Review of offers & division making support
School application paperwork support
National Letter of Intent support
U.S. Entry prep
I20 preparation & support
Organization of U.S. embassy student visa process
Scholarship & Health insurance guidance & activation
Travel arrangements support
College pre checklist
Support & Pro Career Management
Support during university
University transfer assistance*
Tour basketball invites
*Only if required
Career pathway overview
College sports provides athletes the best of both worlds. Study and the ability to play high level sport. During this time we will continue to help manage your future career goals.