Another edition of Q & A!
I really want to play overseas, but I don’t know where to start? Is it a good idea to contact people on the internet?
You can start by contacting players who have played overseas and use their contacts to find agents and teams. Close recommendations are always 99% safer than with people from the internet. I’ve seen many basketball scams to rise the past couple of years. Some players have lost money by sending to scam artist who promise a basketball dream. Remember never pay for an agent. With most contracts the team pays the agent if they are legit.
well if i had an agent i would like to know if he or she can get me a scholarship and well i want a agent that can help me really
A agent can help you get overseas. I’m not sure of the NCAA rules if agents can help you get a scholarship. I recommend you reading or getting free reports of the Recruit Me website
What is the best way for me to get into playing overseas if I didn’t play basketball in high school or college, but have the skill and knowledge for the game?
The best way is to participate if you could in combines because with demonstration of your game you’re nobody. You have to travel and play in leagues so teams and agents can see you.
Does China allow americans to play for their team? if so, how do i make contact? i am moving to china from the united states, and i just graduated from fresno state, where i played division one basketball. Thanks!
Yes, China does allow American players. There are specific agents who work with top basketball players who want to play in China. Most teams in China are looking for names and big players so its not an easy task!
Hi, I want to know about local tryouts in Texas for either professional teams or semi-professional teams. I have college experience, but due to injuries never completed my basketball career. I am healthy and working out to get back in shape. Please let me know. Thanks, Art
Yes, this is a team the Dallas Diesel which has helped many players get overseas with their contacts and leagues. They are serious in helping players and get your name out there. I can’t say enough more good things about them!
English, Scotish, Irish basketball league and Slovenian one. Can u compare them??
The English, Scotish and Irish basketball leagues are considerably the same and because the countries are mainly focused on European Football (Soccer) you can see it in the quality of basketball leagues. They aren’t the best leagues in Europe. In Slovenia, the league is well known in Europe and have 4 different divisions, which says a lot about the quality.
i’m still playing college basketball and i wanted to knew if it’s aginst ncaa rules to go to a an overseas basketball clinic
I don’t have a 100% answer but if you are working out its like any camp/clinic to improve your skills, I guess its ok. However, if teams and agents approach you to play in the league that would go against NCAA rules.
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I am a senior at a University in California. I have been playing basketball since I was nine years old. I played league basketball for many years, played for Junior High School, and High School where I have many awards and MVPs awards. Then I was veing recruited and because my SAT scores werent adequate. I accepted a recruitment to a Junior College where the politics began. The coached pursued me for months and emailed me incessantly. She said that I was needed on her team. I did not expect to go on the team and get a starting spot because other girls had more seniority. I played a pretty good amount of time for a freshman. All during the first year, the coach promised that I would be a leading starter the following year. I thought we had a good repoire and I worked really hard at becoming an even better basketball player. By the time the second season started, I was a starter and the point guard which I have played for most of my life. But something changed, the coach became chummy with two females who were good players but they were not as good as I am. At first, the coach, the other two females and I rode on the van with the coach when we had games. But as I continued to run the score up on the scoreboard and became the leading scorer, something changd. I was no longer welcome on the van and had to ride with the Freshmen and new girls. Next, I found myself on the bench with little playing time and the two females the coach was chummy with stayed in the game and never got better. Even when I hit 38 points in a game against the best team in the our league the coach did not put it in the news paper. The little time she would put me in the game I would outscore her two top players. She would put their name in the paper but not mine. I asked her why I was being punished and she said I had an attitude. I never talked back to her, always respected her and the team, always was a team player and could take the lead and help take the team to a win many times when we were down. I am very humble. Iam very quiet and shy and am only aggressive on the basketball court. I found out later after I grasuated that she had done these things to me so that I would not outshine her two buddies on the team. She wanted to make sure they would be offered scholarships and she knew if she had let me build my stats the scouts would have been scouting me. I almost didnt get a scholarship, but one of the Univerisities that had scouted me when I was a freshman came and offered me a scholarship because he said he knew my skills. My skills were even more honed but I did not fight it when I was on the bench most of the first year I was there because I knew other girls had been there since their Freshmen year, so I worked really hard on my own and exceptionally hard during practice during my second year there, to no avail. This coach also has his favorite girls that he plays all the time. I am a senior and if I were a sorry player I would not complain at all. Most of my teammates know how good I am and when the coaches are not looking they tell me so and even ask me for pointers. I assure you that I am not arrogant or cocky. I get along well with my teammates and coaches. Sometimes I think that I get no playing time because I am one of the only ones who never complain and I am shy and quiet. I am so stressed out. I love playing basketball and am pursuing a B.A. in Liberal Studeies so that I may earn a teacher’s degree so I can teach school and coach basketball. I will minor in kinesiology(hope it’s spelled correctly}. But before I start teaching, after graduation, I would like to go over seas and play ball. I am not giving up this easy. I can be a force to contend with on the court. I just want to prove myself. I have little stats(except in High School) but I would be willing to walk on anybody’s court overseas and show them my skills. I just dont know how to go about doing it. Can you please help me? I’d appreciate it so very much, Sincerely, Jatarra Pryor
I was wondering what the age limit or cutoff was to play semi-pro…I am 24
There isn’t a cut off age.. There aren’t any rules of that sort.
hey my name is gavin wright, i have been playing basketball since i was 11 and am now 21, i live in south africa. i have represented my country at the under 18 and under 20 level, and have competed in two international tournaments for south africa. i currently have a scholarship at the university of johannesburg, i am 6 foot 9, and now that i am finnishing up my degree was wondering if there is any possibility of playing in a league oversees somewhere (anywhere) i also have a british passport so traveling shouldn’t be any problems, could you please give some advice on where to look.
@ Gavin – It would be best in your case to find an agent or play in some type of camp this Spring in Europe.
hey i was just wondering if playin college dIII allows people to play overseas…and also how good did u have to be in high school to play for a DIII college like University of Washington in St. Louis?? thanks
I wanted to know if most overseas coaches can speak english, because im sending e-mails and video out to coaches overseas but im thinking what if they do recieve an e-mail or video but cant speak english what do you think would be the next step for them…?
I am a basketball player. I played in high school in Saint Louis MO, graduated in 2005. Played two years in Juco (meramec community college in St.louis), I then went to Oklahoma Panhandle State University in 2007-2008. Unfortunately I had to leave there and for 2008 I went to Maryville University of st.louis but I was unable to complete my last season because i was unable to afford school there. I played 5 games of my serior year. However, I was wondering if there was anyway I could still play over seas even though I have not completed college. I play point most of the time but I can play 2,3,or 4. I am 5’8, 160. I just love the game but I’m kind of at a dead end right now because I cant finish school until I pay off my tuition, I cant coach until I finish school and I can’t play because I am not in school…so if there is any information you can give me that will keep me playing basketball or at least just be around it that would make my yr.
How can I find a agent?