Hi Sylita my first question is their an age limit in order to play overseas and if so what might that age be.
In Europe and Overseas the leagues are different and honestly depending on the level there isn’t much restriction on age. Basketball clubs in Europe are very different from the structure in the USA. They have leagues based on age, similar to AAU basketball and if you’re a good player no matter the age limit pretty much you can play in a top level team. Ricky Rubio of Spain played in the ACB Spain which is equivalent to the NBA in the USA (for Spain) and he started when he was 16. Now this year he’ll be drafted pretty sure in the first round.
Why is it so difficult to get responses from agents and/or coaches for try-outs?
Well I think its common, for agents many are picky and are looking for players who have a “name” or those who have proven themselves as a professional player already. Now with so many players it can be difficult but not impossible. But in the Spring and Summer agents and clubs are busy building on the new season and new teams aren’t finalized, budgets etc. Best time to contact agents honestly is during the winter season and right before Spring!
i am M.A I in exercise physiology and nutrition . i want to study and work about basketball nutrition and physiology , please show me how can i start and be success.tnx
Please visit After Basketball where the website explains how to start your own business has a basketball nutritionist or trainer.
I am 5’8″ 2-3 guard currently playing Division 2 basketball. When I graduate, I want to play overseas basketball, is it going to be harder for me since I am shorter and more of a shooting guard then point guard?
It will be harder mostly because a lot European teams are looking for big power forwards and centers. If you’re a shorter guard, you have to really stand out and be exceptional. Or start in a lower level league and work your way up! But it’s not impossible
How do i get in touch with a agent?
I honestly think the best approach is by telephone. The internet is great to find Basketball Agents and agencies but to get a real clear response, calling is favorable and being prepared and organized of course. Have your profile ready to be sent by any means possible: Email, fax or regular snail mail.
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I’d like to know your thoughts about a player like me. I started learning to play basketball aright( the right drills, movements and all.) after watching the 7 BETTER BASKETBALL DVD’s just at age 25. I refused to be under any club or coach in the city where I reside (Lagos, Nigeria) because most of the clubs and coaches never knew the basic fundamentals and some weren’t even abreast with the right drills and talks about basketball. All this I got to know after watching some training session of some college players and after watching the BETTER BASKETBALL DVD’s as well. Now I’m 27 and I need to know if there is still chances for me to play Pro basketball in Europe. I’m 5’10” tall and I play the Point Guard position. I still don’t belong to any team or club because clubs here are dependent on already made players and are very inconsistent in paying and catering for players. I tell you club players in my country don’t earn more than $150 per month. Besides the common things a club players should have isn’t always at their reach. e.g good basketball and shoes. Believe me.
Adding to my first comment. I have refused to alter or reduce my age because of the faith I believe in. Many has told me to reduce it to some 17 or 18 years because I seriously look that young. Please let me know your thoughts please.