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Basketball Exposure and Combine Camps

One of the most common questions about playing basketball overseas is being qualified enough to play.

Can I play overseas basketball if I don’t have much experience but great abilities?

YES!! Some type of organized basketball experience is important to most teams overseas. That’s not to say if you haven't played organized basketball that you have no chance. If you have played one or two years in college and for some reason you couldn't finish but you want to play, it’s still possible.

There are many free agent exposure camps that are going on throughout the year. Also some organizations tour Europe which you may or may not have to pay to join. However its an opportunity to showcase your skills in front of real coaches from overseas, agents, and basketball club managers.

Exposure basketball camps

Some basketball exposure camps cost between $100.00 - $250.00 for registration, excluding any transportation, food, and accommodations. So taking a chance could be worth it depending how much you want to play. It’s best to search the web for camps that could be possibly close to your home and jump on board! It can never hurt to try.

If you are in Christian organization there are many that tour overseas to do missionary work and play basketball as well. Those are great opportunities if you are interested in spreading the gospel and play basketball!

Where can I play?

Well if you want to be realistic as to where you have to potential to play then you must think at what level you play right now. If you consistently practice and play against players that currently play organized basketball overseas, college, or professional in the states then you can probably measure your skills and abilities by that. Otherwise it would be very hard to say if you have a chance to play against anyone overseas.

But if I had to guess where a player should play if they don’t have much experience is to try the second or third divisions overseas. That way if you play well the coaches and clubs in that particular country will see your game and then start to make offers to play in the higher division. This approach in my opinion is the best option in terms of experience if you didn’t get the right exposure you wanted in or out of college.

The key is to get your basketball profile together with all stats, pictures, and a basketball highlight tape. The tape is important because no matter where you did or did not play, what your game time skills appear on tape is the most important to basketball clubs. You could fit to a team perfect and then you’re off to play

2004 Pro Basketball Camps

June 5th-6th 2004
Where: Boston (USA)
Who: Men Basketball Players
$200 before May 1st; $250 after to May 29th

Coates Sports Management camp is for players of all positions. Coates Sports Management has invited top players from around the United States. This Pro camp will have scouts and coaches from France, Germany, England, Finland, Switzerland, Denmark, and Norway looking to sign quality players.

Coates Sports Management specializes in finding top talent from Division 1, 2, and 3. Our company is holding this Basketball Camp to give players the utmost exposure so they may sign Pro Contracts for next season. This camp is being held at a top basketball facility where the NBA Boston Celtics hold their camps.

The camp will be run professionally on every level. We will only be accepting 80 top players to attend our camp. We are having 8 players maximum to a team; this is to insure equal playing time. Each team will be coached by an overseas scout or by Coates Sports Management personal. All games will be refereed by top high school and college refs. Each player will play between 2-3 games daily. There will be an All-Star game at the end of each day. Top players of the day will be invited to attend this game. Players will be assigned to a team roster that will also display their college attended, positions played, and jersey number. All scouts will be given team rosters for recruiting. Each player will have organized game schedules given to them on arrival of camp.


WHEN: June, 23 th – 28th
WHERE: Palaverde, Treviso - accomodations

Treviso Summer League is coming for the 7th time in a row: since 1997, the late part of june has become a fixed date for international agents and managers and every basketball fan. With the last week of June, the basketball world revolves around Palaverde with tradings, future strategies, search for new players among the 100 athletes who take part in the Summer League contest, with a field of 8 teams playing 16 games, 4 per day. In the last 6 years many players exploited this chance offered by Treviso Summer League to step up and become basketball stars: the first and most important one has been Michael Stewart, now playing for Cleveland Cavaliers (Nba), followed by Olumide Ojededij (Miami Heats), and many top European players like Milan Gourovic (World Champion with the Yugoslavian National Team), Sam Hines (Oregon Cantω, Italian League), Brad Traina (top scorer of the Bundesliga in Germany, with Telekom Bonn), Alan Tomidy (Euro Roseto), Arsene Ade Mensah, Brian Oliver, Oriol Junyent, Dwayne Jefferson (top scorer of the Turkish League), James Larranaga, Joe Brown (top Belgian scorer), Veljko Mrsic, Mindaugas Timinskas. Many international and italian media will focus on Treviso Summer League, as it happens with the tv broadcast of 4 matches, granted by Tele+.

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