Recruiting is More Than Just Sales

Recruiting is more than just a sales pitch.  Some coaches are labeled as good recruiters because people think they can make a good sales pitch to attract the talent that they want.  That may be true.  But the best recruiters can also evaluate talent.  This goes for players as well. The players who have the […]

What are College Coaches Looking For?

It’s recruiting season.  The NCAA D1 men’s transfer portal for men’s basketball has over 1300 athletes and counting.  That’s one-third of all the players.  When you add the thousands of junior college, postgrad, and high school players that are out there, the question is. What are college coaches looking for? It’s a complicated “formula” that […]

The Narrative about AAU

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So the narrative about AAU is very prevalent. The idea is that you have to play “AAU” or travel basketball to get recruited. We’ll look at that as well as the idea that playing in high school is a waste of time. If you don’t care about getting recruited, stop reading.  This doesn’t apply to you. […]

Playing NCAA Division 1

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When I hear players say that they want to play NCAA Division 1, I have one question. “Why?” Here are some of the answers I get. 1. I want to play at the highest level.2. I want to play against the best players.3. I want to go to school for free.4. I want to be […]

Recruiting Services Review Conclusion

Recruiting Services Review Conclusion In our recruiting services review conclusion, it is important to understand that things are always changing. Technology especially has changed everything in recruiting. 15 years ago Facebook Instagram and Twitter weren’t even a thing. In 15 more years who knows what things will be like. Right now people who think you […]

Recruiting Service Review Part 4

Recruiting Service Review Part 4 In Part 4 of the recruiting services review, we are going to talk about their lack of effort and expertise in evaluating talent. Recruiting services love sending emails that say that “this player can play for your program.” First of all, I have never received a phone call from ANY […]

Recruiting Services Review Part 3

Recruiting Services Review Part 3 In the Recruiting Services Review Part 3, we talk about part of the lack of education that these services provide. The first couple of episodes in this series talked about things you can do for yourself better than someone else can do them for you. However, any service, no matter […]

Recruiting Services Review Part 2

Recruiting Services Review Part 2 Our recruiting services review started with a couple reasons that they are not necessary. You already have a profile if you have a social media account and that’s a very easy and effective way to connect with college coaches. We’ll say for now that you think that profile is worth […]

Recruiting Service Review Part 1

Many athletes and their families think they need a recruiting service in order to get a scholarship. This couldn’t be further from the truth.  Over the next 5 episodes, we will share with you why you don’t need them and even more why they are a waste of money.

The Reality of a Redshirt Opportunity

The Reality of a Redshirt Opportunity In the recruiting process, you might be offered the opportunity to redshirt. Some coaches will be very honest and upfront about how this works. Others may not be as honest. At the end of the day, college basketball is a business. In many cases, colleges and universities use their […]

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