This question is often
asked because it’s very different from getting recruited
from high school into college. Playing professional basketball
and finding teams can be very bizarre and frustrating. But
not to deter you away from your dreams, however it can be
a task if you're not an all-american coming out of college
or you don't come from a top 25 Division I team.
First, all your desire and will to play
further than college will take you far as long as you trust
your gut feeling about all your decisions. If you doubt
something deep inside, more than likely you trust that feeling
and weigh your options more thoroughly. When you leave college
basketball you definitely on your own and making decisions
about where to play can be challenging.
Second, you will have to find someway
for teams to find you. There are many college basketball
players coming out of college that want to continued playing
basketball overseas and the states just as you. The most
common way to get started is to find someone to represent
you and help find a team that fits your needs. Basketball
manager or basketball
agent is the correct terms for people who you
hire to find placement for you. You may have seen Jerry
McGuire with Tom Cruise and Cuba Gooden and it’s
a ballpark view of the player/agent relationship. So the
next question you might ask is "SHOW ME THE
Playing professional basketball
has many rewarding things and making big money is possible
if you have goals and determined to do well.
Third, before you can be showed the money
you have to prove what you are worth. Coming out of college
being well known is good but maintaining great/consistent
statistics throughout your career is important as well.
You don't have to average 20pts or more but a good shooting
percentage is important, turnover/assist ratio, rebounds,
and hustle points that aren't on the stat sheet. So if you
are coming on your senior year be sure to write these important
points down and create a goal for your final showcase season
in college. It will help and insure you a place on a team
So if you have covered these suggestions then I can show
you how to ask your agent to SHOW
YOU THE MONEY. Get your best basketball game
video tapes ready to send to your new basketball manager.
Depending on what country your agent is pushing or which
is interested in you its possible to make a bit of change
during 7-8 months of a normal basketball season.
Visit the best
overseas basketball teams section to
get further information about which countries to avoid and
the ones that you should pay most attention to!
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