Advice To Foreign Basketball Players Seeking College Scholarships in the U.S.

By Don Kelbick

We receive SO MANY questions from foreign players on how to play college and pro basketball in the U.S. So we decided to compile an article with advice for foreign players.

Here is an email Don sent to a foreign player seeking advice:

In a choice between education for the future and playing basketball, there is no choice. No matter where you are or who you are, basketball is only a short term situation and your future (education) is forever. If you are making a choice, secure your future. That does not mean you have to stop playing basketball. You might have to look for games, but they are around. Use the frustration you feel and develop something for the people who come after you so they do not have to go through the same things that you have to endure.

In regard to your obtaining a basketball scholarship, you have to remember that the players you are watching are among the best in the world. Of those players only a few (maybe 20) will play professionally in the NBA. The odds of making it are staggering. For someone in your situation, the odds are even longer. Not growing up in a situation where you play in the best competition will certainly limit you chances. What you see on TV is only the top college level. There are many college levels here, NCAA Div. I, Div II, Div III, NAIA (which has 2 divisions) and Junior College (which has 3 divisions). In most cases, if you are not identified as a prospect by your Sophomore year in high school, your chances of playing Div. I are slim. The lower levels work on a longer time line. You have to get yourself in a situation where you can be seen.

My best advice is for you to decide if and where you want to go to school in the U.S. and where. Once you make that decision, contact the coach about the possibility of playing on the team as a “walk-on.” He can tell you the requirements and how to try out. It will be very hard at the highest levels, a little less difficult as you go down in levels. You might be able to earn a scholarship that way. Not all schools give scholarships and at some levels, like NCAA Div. III, athletic scholarships are not allowed. The odds of earning a scholarship this way are slim but it may be better than the situation you are in now.

In addition, if you are on a professional team, that might eliminate your eligibility completely. Even if you don’t get paid, if you play on a professional team that negates your amateur status, you will not be able to play in college.

I am sorry I cannot be more positive for you, but that is the way of the world. Give it a shot and see what happens. However, your passion, if channeled properly, bodes well for people who come after you. Work for the betterment of the sport. Start some camps in your town, teach others, network with people who can make decisions in your favor. You are in a situation where you have to suffer because of decisions that where made by people who came before you. Great change starts with one person making one step.

Are you up to it?

Additional Tips For Foreign Basketball Players Seeking College Scholarships:

These tips came from a comment Don left on this blog page about Getting a Basketball Scholarship.

First and foremost, you have to get yourself in a position where US coaches can see you.

  1. Join a national team.

    It is easier to gain recognition if you are playing with your national team.

  2. Become an exchange student or residential student.

    To play in the US as a high school player, you could come over as an exchange student or attend as a residential student at a prep school if you are of the high school age.

  3. Enroll at a junior college.

    At a junior college, you can enroll as a foreign student.

  4. Attend summer camps.

    If you are not able to come over for school, you might want to look into coming over for the summer and attending some high profile recruiting camps, such as Eastern Invitational or 5-Star. Through them, you might be able to catch on with an AAU team that plays in high level tournaments during the summer.

  5. Send over game film.

    Next, you would need as much game film as you can get. Not highlight or demonstration film, but actual game film in regular, organized and scheduled competition. This is very important because not too many schools are going to come to your country to see you play. If they do come, they need some type of indication of how good the competition is.

  6. Make sure your grades are good.

    Just as important, if not more so, you need to make sure your grades are in order. Teams will not do anything unless you are registered for the NCAA Initial Eligibility Clearinghouse https://web1.ncaa.org/eligibilitycenter/. That is the organization that determines whether you are academically eligible to play. This is especially important for you. Several countries in Africa, Nigeria included, are on a “watch list.” This is due to a large number of fraudulent transcripts that come in from those countries. It will take a while for you to get cleared.

If anybody has some helpful comments for players outside the U.S. seeking college scholarships, please leave comments below.

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127 Comments

  1. Pablo Garay — May 14, 2009 @ 8:43 pm

    This is such a very useful article! Thanks for making us better and worry about foreign players too!

  2. James Drexler — May 21, 2009 @ 2:50 pm

    One of the best books on being a journeyman basketball player is probably “Can I Keep My Jersey” by Paul Shirley. It has a lot of great information on what to expect if you want to play basketball for a living WITHOUT getting into the NBA.

  3. Raphael Solomon — August 27, 2009 @ 7:49 am

    Thank you very much Dan. Your article was indeed a nice and sensible. May God bless and care for you too, just as you care for the foreign players. Am a nigerian of 15years old. My problem is that am searching for a highschool in the unite state so that, i can study and as well play a highschool basketball. My age is within that of a highschool and i don’t this time to pass me by. I will be very happy if you can help me with a school and an invitation letter so i can come around and study. My grades are really good. If you can do this for me,i will be forever gratefull to you for help me achieve my dreams of study,playing and been a good ambassador of the united state. Please sir, reply me through my above email address or with this phone number +2347066520370 so i can tell you more about myself,my dreams etc. Am from a poor family with great dream. I will be looking forward for your help. Shalom.

  4. CARLOS ALAMILLA — August 27, 2009 @ 11:47 am

    This is a great article by Don Kelbick. Don and I have traveled to Colombia to give JR.NBA BASKETBALL CLINICS and this is a major topic of interest on many players, but lack the knowhow of the process and educatinal institutions. LIFE IS MORE THAN BASKETBALL, EDUCATION IS WHERE IS AT! YOU CARRY YOUR DEGREE FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE
    CARLOS ALAMILLA
    DIRECTOR/COACH
    MIAMI ALL STARS

  5. michael olumhekhor — September 8, 2009 @ 8:18 am

    good day, simply here to know more about CARLOS ALAMILLA . please tell want to do to increase in the game of basketball,,i really wanna school in chicago so that i can have more traning in basketball in chicago..let me know if i have schorlanship over there..really hope to hear from you.. thanks..
    michael

  6. michael olumhekhor — September 8, 2009 @ 8:18 am

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  7. John McCrimmon — November 17, 2009 @ 12:13 pm

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    I am looking for middle school basketball players both domestically and internationally to come and attend school and train, get early exposure, learn the game,you want to be here. Some of the highest ranked U.S. middle school players will be attending. We want international players as well.
    Please contact me by email at adstreams@bellsouth.net for more information on this one of a kind oppertunity.

  8. RASHEED — November 26, 2009 @ 1:30 pm

    HELLO, AM RASHEED AND I JUST NEED TO SHOW WHAT I VE GOT…….I LIVE IN NIGERIA WHERE THERE IS HOPE PLAYING PRO….

  9. victor — February 1, 2010 @ 10:30 am

    thank you for the advice its straight foward and truthfull but a bit negative,i believe big dreams can come true if it was ment to happen so please can you help us basketball players especially from Africa who lack opportunities by showing us sites we can apply for trials in any pro good league whether its a major or minor league in usa or europe or sites to apply for a basketball schorlaship because i`m not only very talented in basketball but i have good grades,help us in trying to live our dreams if won`t happen then atleast we tried our best.give us encouraging news please

  10. CARLOS GERRADO — February 7, 2010 @ 10:03 am

    IAM CARLOS GERRADO A SPANISH BASED IN UK,i am a basketball scout and i am searching for talented basketball players you can send me email to come for our college trial…

  11. Larry Bagley — February 26, 2010 @ 4:48 pm

    I am a high school basketball coach that is looking for capable foreign boys basketball players. If interested, please contact me at coachchs49@yahoo.com. I coach in a large public school in a metropolitan area of Louisiana. I will give you more information if you are interested. Look forward to hearing from you.

  12. Bala — June 25, 2010 @ 11:49 am

    Bala is my name, from Kumasi-Ghana. I am a Basketball Athletes currently enrolled in SUCCESS CITY ACADEMY High School and played for Kumasi SLIZZERS Basketball Team. I play as Point Guard. I am 6ft 3inches tall and it’s always in my mind to be among a winning team. I love to score in a game and playing defense against my opponents. I also like extra training after I finish with my Coach and teammates. I have a dream of playing in High School and College in United States and then someday pursue to the highest level if I get the nod.

  13. george whittaker — July 16, 2010 @ 8:47 am

    I coach high school basketball in the state of Ohio. I am looking for players that have some size and maybe play for their countries national jr team. I coached in Finland for three years at the highest level and also coached in the CBA AND D 1 college. I can help you get a chance to play in college. Contact me at eljubbo@comcast.net and give me your infromation. Must not turn 19 before Aug. 30

  14. David orwako — July 22, 2010 @ 3:21 am

    I just want know if there are any coaches in the us or uk who are interested in foreign players who want to pursue a second university degree either in UK or the USA. I am a good basketball player who values disciplene,teamwork and defence playing as apoint guard in Kenya. Kindly reply through dondeyo2000@yahoo.co.uk

  15. John McCrimmon — August 1, 2010 @ 11:46 pm

    Hey Bala i might have a Private high school scholarship for you. Contact Coach John by email at adstreams@bellsouth.net

  16. michael — August 12, 2010 @ 6:09 am

    CARLOS GERRADO. how may i get high school scholarship, if there is any lik you can put me through, i will be waiting to hear from you …thanks..
    michael

  17. mouaha adrien — September 3, 2010 @ 5:57 am

    i am the best cameroonian point guard,i even took part in the last Nike camp.I am 14 years old and i do work hard i am in grade 9 and i need a high school scholarship to play professional basketball please help me and contact me at 23797023710

  18. Georege Appiah — September 3, 2010 @ 6:36 am

    i am a very determined point guard player which makes me stand out very different from all other guards…winning is my priority.i play a team here in Ghana-Accra called “The Knights” and i have been playing matches and leagues here…i have earned certificates and many more…i am also in the university here which is called Catholic university in Accra-west Africa….i love basketball so much that i really want to be the next Chris Paul for the united states team…..with my stamina,i can play the whole day..and with my shots..i can say i shoot 80% great and not to forget my good passes and lay ups…i assists,i can rebound sometimes..and as well as dribble perfectly with out loosing the ball…i hope to hear from you soon…thank you so much… this is my number if you want to contact asap…: 233244883610 or 233545444407

  19. Adetola Adedeji — October 1, 2010 @ 12:57 pm

    Am Tola i live in Nigeria a studying in university of Abuja i love to play basketball for NBA and i know one day i will be there though the articule is quite sensible still yet i will be there.

  20. richard — October 4, 2010 @ 5:07 am

    am looking for a scholarship.Please help.

  21. richard — October 4, 2010 @ 5:10 am

    Am a basketball player and am 1m92cm and i am 19 years old.Am looking for a Scholarship to USA,EUROPE,Australia.Please contact me at kriche6000@yahoo.co.uk.

    Thanks and i await your mails.

  22. richard — October 4, 2010 @ 5:16 am

    Please CARLOS GERRADO,can you contact me at kriche6000@yahoo.co.uk.Am interested in your deal.

    Thanks.

  23. Marcel Webster — November 20, 2010 @ 8:53 pm

    Looking for female basketball players.We will have women’s basketball program in 2011-2012……We have degree programs in Religion,Bio-Energy and Business.Tuition is $5,000 per year.I am looking for height and skill…..contact me through email….

  24. Marc Thormann — November 28, 2010 @ 5:09 am

    I’m recently 18 years old and 176cm tall (Spain), point guard in Bàsquet Sant Boi on spains u21 1rst div. in Catalonia (Sots-21 Masc Preferent). I looking for a scholarship in the USA or something similar. My marks average is a 8.1 in spains system. Please contact me through email marc.thormann@yahoo.com

  25. Teddy oparaugo — November 28, 2010 @ 5:00 pm

    Hi am teddy am new on here i just decided to drop some few words on here am a point guard playing for imo state here in nigerie am 18 years old an i also play for chariot basket ball club based in lagos nigeria i really need assistance on how toh make my basket balling better and i will also like to school and play basket ball over seas too thanks if i can get any help

  26. Sami AbdulMutti Adam Elgalabi — December 20, 2010 @ 2:00 am

    Hello My name is Sami And I am 19 years old,
    I won Two dunk Contests when i was 16 and a 3 point contest, I play point guard , second guard, and shooting guard, currently i am in malaysia studing Information Technology In Putra International College but we dont even have a basketball court,
    Please help me,i want to play in the states, i can bring my transcripts. so i can transfer colleges.
    this is my phone number 0060122948658
    or reply back to email Sami_Jordan05@hotmail.com

  27. David — January 26, 2011 @ 5:40 am

    I’m a 6’9 heigh’s for 17 years old, let me know if it’s could be very possible to get a true high school coach or college able to employ me in the basketball team as freshman as student-athlete,I play all positions, for the result of my work is with me, just feel free to write to me.. david.abdias@yahoo.fr

  28. henry — January 28, 2011 @ 4:26 am

    I’m 6’1 and 15 years old.I play basketball in Suriname(south-America)and I am a real good player,i’m always in the top 3 of scoring and I get good grades and I’m diciplined.I realy want to play Highschool basketball in America.How could I play highschool Basketball in Amerika.If any high school coach is interested in me he could email
    me on:Stephan130495@hotmail.com

  29. Jason B — January 31, 2011 @ 7:07 pm

    I am a High School Coach in Albuquerque NM USA. We are always looking for kids who are interested in becoming exchange students for our basketball program. You must be experienced in basketball and possess next level measurables. We also take Mid School students. please contact me at coach_jb@comcast.net if you hold any interest.

  30. Yana — March 23, 2011 @ 2:02 am

    Hello

    My name is Yana Svintsitskaya,I live in Moscow. I’m 16 years old, studying in 10th grade (high school sophomore). My height is 188 cm (6.16 feet), I have 1st adult degree. I
    train in Timiryazevskaya sports school of Olympic reserve 71, played for Spartak club, participated in the championship of Moscow (2008), Sports Day
    (2008). I was a candidate for the Russian national team, but due to a knee meniscus injury was not selected (I’ve fully recovered after the operation, so I
    am an active athlete again). At the moment I also play for Dynamo Junior League and train for the Dynamo youth team.
    I am passionate about playing basketball, and totally aspire to continue my basketball career and aducation in the United States.My Email lovesuperman@mail.ru

    Waiting for your kind reply,
    Yana

  31. carroll williams — March 31, 2011 @ 8:29 pm

    Starting to accept exchange students for Christian Academy in North Carolina for 2011-2012 season. You must have great basketball skills, and be at least six feet five inches tall. Age 16-17 before August 2012. Please contact me at williamsignatius@hotmail.com

  32. Olorunnisola Gbemisola — May 16, 2011 @ 5:07 pm

    wow this article is very intresting and very motivating…plsss my name is Olorunnisola Gbemisola am a student and i have this uncontrollable passion for the game of basketball and i wish to play in the nba one day with the help of all these grate coaches above here is my profile,,,, am an 18yr old boy, a small foward, and a shooting guard,,, 6ft2, a very good 3pt shooter and a pass distributor with an exellent defence… I hope to be like derrick rose 1day if am given the oppourtunity…plss here is my number 2348163599586 and my mail skb_gbemmy@yahoo.com thank u and God bless.

  33. Malcolm Orgeron — May 23, 2011 @ 8:05 pm

    I am the Athletic Director and head coach of the basketball team at Breaux Bridge Christian Academy in Breaux Bridge Louisiana and we are looking for some foreign exchange students that play basketball. Please contact me at CoachOrgeron@aol.com.

  34. Maggie — June 14, 2011 @ 2:12 pm

    My name is Maggie and I am in Santa Monica, CA for holidays from Melbourne, Australia. I played basketball everyday from the age of 13-18, and I regret not attending a university which accommodated a basketball program. I am now 21 years old, and I will drop everything in Australia right this second if I were to get a scholarship to play college basketball in America.

    Location shouldn’t matter too much. I am 6’1, and have the ability to play both inside and out. I am noted for my commitment, team work and consistent jump shot. I currently study Visual Arts and Design in my 2nd year, and my grades are also in the credit – distinction range (70-75%). My email is blaque_dress@hotmail.com – let me know if there is anything out there!

  35. Malcolm Orgeron — June 23, 2011 @ 10:07 am

    I am the Athletic Director and head coach of the basketball team at Breaux Bridge Christian Academy in Breaux Bridge Louisiana. We were state champs and National Christian Champs this past year. We are looking for some foreign exchange students that play basketball. Please contact me at CoachOrgeron@aol.com.

  36. SIMON K — July 19, 2011 @ 3:49 am

    Iam a uganda playing in the national league, am through with my university studies and would like to enter the college basketball trials,am a shooter and i also point in ,my current team.

  37. Gbemisola — July 20, 2011 @ 2:34 pm

    mr malcolm plzz am very much intrestead in ur deal sir plzzzz i tried to snd u a msg buh dint go tru..here is my mail box sir and lemme give u my full details…skb_gbemmy@yahoo.com plsss wuld be xpectin u sir….

  38. EBUKA PAUL4NBA — July 23, 2011 @ 2:26 am

    I love basketball

  39. Obusitswe Nkgodi — July 26, 2011 @ 5:40 pm

    Iam OB in Botswana, n im a staunch follower of NBA, 1.9 M IN HEIGHT and really need a scholarship in U.S, currently im working in Botswana Police Service n representing The Flames Basketball Club which is playing in the National League. So help me out n thank you in anticipation. Please my details are: Obusitswenkgodi@yahoo.com/ +267 72531011.

  40. Jordan Walker — October 12, 2011 @ 4:58 pm

    I am a british basketball player who will be entering sixth form in a year and will be looking to come over and play ball in an american high school or college.
    im a sg and play for portsmouth currently.for more info please reply to this message

  41. a. emmanuel — November 7, 2011 @ 4:16 am

    hi, i’m emmanuel and i am 16 years of age and i just finished high school[secondary school] in nigeria….i have always had a great passion for basketball…..im currently looking for a scholarship to play basketball in any part of the world…i am a point guard and really good at three points shootout….pls i am interested in any scholarship available for me….email me at asuaiemmanuel@gmail.com and call me at +2348134359012..thanx

  42. a. emmanuel — November 7, 2011 @ 4:20 am

    hi, i’m emmanuel and i am 16 years of age and i just finished high school[secondary school] in nigeria….i have always had a great passion for basketball…..im currently looking for a scholarship to play basketball in any part of the world…i am a point guard and really good at three points shootout….pls i am interested in any scholarship available for me….email me at asuaiemmanuel@gmail.com and call me at +2348134359012..thanx…

  43. TW — November 9, 2011 @ 9:56 pm

    Prepsearch is a free service designed to help international, juco and high school basketball players get more exposure to college basketball coaches. Submit your profile at http://www.prepsearch.net. We can help supplement any recruiting you’re getting for free.

  44. Yoppi France Giay — January 19, 2012 @ 10:31 pm

    hi I’m Yopi, I’m from Papua, Indonesia is still in the area, I hope to be able to scholarship school from one of the universities in the U.S., continuing to play basketball talent I have. I am 22 years old, my height 1. 90 m.. I play in a professional club SATYAWACANA ANGSAPURA Indonesia, because it is still in the shade of Papua Indonesia. I used to play in position, shoting guard & Point guard .. Thank you .. I really hope to achieve my dream of playing professional basketball level in the USA, God Bless You all.

  45. Gary gill — February 1, 2012 @ 9:40 am

    Hi i m 6.8 tall and 96 born basketball plyer.i ply in india s national team,i want study and ply basketball in usa plz help me my email g.gill0001@yahoo.com

  46. Habib — February 2, 2012 @ 3:36 am

    Hi i am Habib usman.i played street basketball with my falz.pls help me i really want to play in u.s pro basketball.i live in kaduna central here in Nigeria.help me with a scholarship pls.

  47. Moses — February 5, 2012 @ 4:58 pm

    I am Moses a talented young guy getting ready to write history in the NBA, I’m already in a university but i wouldn’t mind a scholarship in USA most preferably or another country where basketball is well promoted. thanks for this opportunity! jesudaradaniel@gmail.com

  48. Samuel — February 10, 2012 @ 1:51 am

    I’m 6 ft 7,A permanet resident in Canada ,self trainer and well developed basketball player,i have never played professionally,not in a televised march. my skills just need to be polished,i’m extremely confident defensively both shot blocking and rebounding and i’m a 60 percent offence player.the only problem is I’m 26 years old.but watching college basketball, just always jeer me up because i believe i can make it in div 1,people kept telling me i’m too old, but i don’t wanna consider my age as hindrance to a possible road to success.coach please help me here,how do i start from here,should i just drive down to the united states and walk into a college and just tell them how good i’m and if i could tryout ?what colleges do you think i can easily gain instant recognission with my power of rebounding and shot blocking etc people said south school are the best for easy recognition. time is not on myside,as i already have it to mind to try everything i could till 2015 and i will declare for draft?
    thank you.
    any coach help will be apprecaited here.
    and i also have beautiful grades.

  49. victor — February 29, 2012 @ 8:45 am

    My name is ahiante victor i was born 12/7/1998,i’m a funny type,smat,spontaneous,GOD fearing,generous,confident and super outgoing person.i’m very open minded and feel bad for people who aren’t,i am as tell as 6.6 foot and i do play basketball in nigeria,i do like sport,music,deaning and at most makeing new friend every day. I hate limmatarity,liars and mostly backstabbbers.i have learned to never regrets just learn and grow from it”no man is truly who his is without haveing confidence and intelligence to go with it”. Pls i will like to ear from u soon coach!

  50. TAULLA ORESTI — April 2, 2012 @ 1:18 pm

    I am a boy born in 07,07,1998 live in Greece, playing basketball at age 7 years play pivot, I am 185 cm, 87 kg, I’m at an academy in a small town on a Greek island called Evia. there is no chance to continue their basketball and my dreams is to keep professional basketball as NBA player who needs an NBA player next to the contact, a.taulla @ hotmail.com or call us at 0030-6944452523 …. . May God be with you.

  51. moseds — April 3, 2012 @ 12:14 pm

    i am 19years old.above 6ft i play street basketball. i need college scholarship. i know i will do just fine over there.
    email:alloyking1@yahoo.com
    phone:+2348063146940

  52. Connor — April 18, 2012 @ 3:24 pm

    Hi coaches,

    I noticed while reading through your comments that you made kind offers to foreign students, however , i saw that these comments were posted in 2010 and 2011.
    As it is now 2012, I would like to ask if these comments still have any relevance.
    Thank you.

  53. Joseph — April 18, 2012 @ 9:24 pm

    Good afternoon, I am 17 years old, 6″5″ and am finishing secondary school in australia this year (I am an Aussie). I am interested in learning about any training camps or programs this year, that I may be able to attend in the USA that may give me exposure to coaches and potentially scholarship offers to study and play ball in the US next year. Does anyone have any ideas or advise.

    With thanks, Joe

  54. fabula — April 19, 2012 @ 12:40 pm

    How to get answers on my question?

  55. Ngwese Ngonge Jerryrogers — May 14, 2012 @ 9:38 am

    I am basketball player at the university of Buea in Cameroon, ano d i wish to play professional bball oversea and make my dreams come true while contiuing my education. I am a shooting guid and i know in GOD’s name everthing is possible. thanks understanding

  56. Coach Malcolm Orgeron — May 22, 2012 @ 1:53 pm

    Joseph,
    You can contact me at coachorgeron@aol.com. I can try to help you out all I can. We do not give scholarships but we are easily affordable. Check out our website also at http://www.BreauxBridgeChristianAcademy.com. We have had 7 players in the last two years get basketball scholarships to colleges in the USA.

  57. kk — June 12, 2012 @ 8:19 pm

    I am a grade seven boy student with great passion for the game of basketball. I live in The Bahamas. I am wondering if it would be wise for me to soon move to the United States. If so, at what grade level is recommended? What kind of opportunities could I expect once moving to the United States?

  58. Dike — July 5, 2012 @ 8:02 pm

    I need assitant from any coach or scout,am 7ft,with good knowlegbe of basketbal fundamentals,18yrs please if u would invest in me reach me on +2348138658778.

  59. Mary — August 21, 2012 @ 12:23 am

    I have a 6′ 8 inch brother who will be a senior this year and would love to attend a prep school he ins an excellent player. Who should I contact and is there any charge

  60. dayor akoleowo — August 21, 2012 @ 9:56 am

    hi my name is Dayo akoleowo i reside in lagos and i have a dream to play basketball in USA or CANADA but i dont knw where to get a scholarship

  61. Mayanja Charles Macnab — September 3, 2012 @ 4:33 am

    Hu, My name is Mayanja Charles and am from Uganda . I play for my university, Makerere Business University, i have a dream to play college basketball and eventually NBA, i have very good grades and i had the best grades for A level secondary education . iam 1.9metres tall and a great long distance runner, someone help me make my dream come true, let me know if there’s a scholarship i can use or anything or anyway i can get into the USA and persue my dream, Please contact me on +256791276544 or email me me via 256ug.1232gmail.com

  62. Long'ar — September 23, 2012 @ 8:20 am

    please help me

  63. Long'ar — September 23, 2012 @ 8:22 am

    i am 14yrs old

  64. coach stan — January 28, 2013 @ 7:11 pm

    i am the head womans coach, i need two post players who can rebound and score on the block. we have scholorship available. you must complete your toful and be ready to enroll in july 2013. if you are interested contact me at stangiddings@yahoo.com. we are a division 1 juco in the tuffest confress in america

  65. Selina Okumu — January 30, 2013 @ 1:45 am

    I am a Kenyan basketball player 6ft – power-forward.I recently was recruited in the national team due 2 my potential and hard work.I am shortly here in the USA in Cleveland for a basketball camp and clinic and all the same try getting a basketball skolaship for my college education.I will highly appreciate any assistance offered to enable me achieve my dreams in basketball and career in aerospace engineering.Thanks in advance.

  66. Lyda Balmaceda — February 9, 2013 @ 10:55 pm

    Khalil Balmaceda / 15 years of age / 6 feet 3 / 173 pounds / Panamanian / A+ Student / Represented Panama’s National Team at age 12 and 14 – you may see my stats in http://www.latinbasket.com/ attended Michael Jordan’s summer camp here in Panama last year / Played AAC tournaments in Dallas last year with Texas Ballers – 8th position / currently spending my summer vacation in Cheyenne Wyoming and playing with the East High School for five weeks / scheduled to be back to Panama February 27, 2013. Lots of potential / see my film in youtube / http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZHR9CENZ7c / remember, this was in August 2012 / much better now! Dunking all around. Interested in a good education and playing ball. Please feel free to contact me at lyda_lucia@yahoo.com

  67. daniel gideon — February 18, 2013 @ 5:06 pm

    i am a young basketball player who love to obtain a scholarship and play in high school, and am 16….any interested coach should pls help me.

  68. daniel gideon — February 18, 2013 @ 5:07 pm

    my email is gideonmvp01@yahoo.com

  69. kafui — February 22, 2013 @ 8:15 pm

    Basketball is a game of Passion and left to me I’d say b.ball is the most beautiful sport in the universe.There are great potentials down here in Africa and if given the nod to this young talented players they’d perform beyond expectation.Why? Because they’re hungry for success and they’ll always do what is right which would put them under the spotlight .
    We all know that if hunger sets in one must look for food.
    If the opportunities were to be down here, they’d be comfortable with what they have and play they’re hearts out.
    Rather the situation is the other way round.This young talented boys are willing to play they’re hearts out but there are no avenues or means..
    I’ve once been in they’re shoes and I know how it feels like when you can’t accomplish your dreams.
    How I wish i could help in my little own way but I’d be looking forward to work with other coaches and administrators for the development of the game in Africa..
    Guys never give up,the future is bright and take your education seriously,cus there is life after basketball ..
    Contact me if you are a coach or an administrator who wanna work out some great deals for the talented guys we have in Africa and it would be my greatest honour to work with any of you who want my service ,maze1000@yahoo.com
    Thank you…..

  70. Keith mcclenny — March 2, 2013 @ 1:55 am

    Looking for players

  71. Obafemi Adeyemi — March 24, 2013 @ 4:31 pm

    Hi.I am Obafemi Adyemi I am A Nigerian.6ft7 inches tall.24 yrs old.A Centre.I have played basket ball to the highest level in terms of colleges in Nigeria.I am a Silver Medalist of the Nigerian Private University Games(NPUGA). I have also played against the best Univeristies in Nigeria.I have played the Nigerian University Games(NUGA).I was the best defensive player in my University which is owned by the ex-president of the country(Bells University).I have a Masters in ITManagement from the University of Sunderland in the U.K with a distinction.I would like to get a scholarship to play basketball in the U.S.A.Pls contact me on this e-mail obafemi.adeyemi@yahoo.com.

  72. Anderson Williams — March 25, 2013 @ 9:05 pm

    Hello,

    I am Williams Anderson a License Fiba basketball agent based in United State I am currently recruiting players for clubs in USA, SPAIN, England and Germany BASKETBALL team..Am now using this medium to ask you if you will be interested in a tryout basketball clubs.If interested, Kindly forward to me your previous playing experience and your CV (resume) to have a look at it and send it to some clubs in America European basketball league.Kindly send me your CV(resume).

    Contact E-mail:andersonwilliamsbasketball@yahoo.com

    Hope To Hear From You

  73. Mark Abdelnour — April 14, 2013 @ 6:09 am

    Hello,My name is Mark Abdelnour I’m 15 years old,I m from Lebanon,I m 175cm,I play in one of the best clubs in my country,my grades are excellent,each year I receive a diploma for my performance,basketball is my passion,and I would just like a chance to prove myself,thank you for your time.
    Hope to hear from you

  74. Mark Abdelnour — April 14, 2013 @ 6:09 am

    Hello,My name is Mark khoury I’m 15 years old,I m from Lebanon,I m 175cm,I play in one of the best clubs in my country,my grades are excellent,each year I receive a diploma for my performance,basketball is my passion,and I would just like a chance to prove myself,thank you for your time.
    Hope to hear from you

  75. Mark Abdelnour — April 14, 2013 @ 6:12 am

    My email is markabdelnour98@gmail.com
    Thank you

  76. brown raynell — April 15, 2013 @ 1:41 pm

    I am brown raynell, and a basketball agent based in United State I am currently recruiting players for clubs in USA, SPAIN, England and Germany BASKETBALL team..Am now using this medium to ask you if you will be interested in a trial outing basketball clubs .If interested, Kindly forward to me your previous playing experience and your CV (resume) to my email brown_raynell@yahoo.com

  77. James Obidi — June 6, 2013 @ 5:45 pm

    Am a man with passion for basketball, a shooter,driver,and a drbler. I love to play for a team in USA. Am a Nigerian and a degree holder wit Bsc.IT from university of education,Ghana. Would love to be enlisted for any scholarship in Basketball for a master in USA. Plz, gve me updates: cyprian2k2001@yahoo.com, jackie12james@gmail.com mobile: +2348162509718

  78. tj wright — September 24, 2013 @ 3:03 pm

    Hi I know I too young too do any of this now (13) but I tall (6 foot1) already nd my brothers are 6foot10 and 11 but they are older (21 and25) and dont ply any more I am south african/scottish nd defense is my favorite part but my coaches say my offense is the one with the most potential because I manage to bend my spin in ways to get offensive rebounds. I just got an academic scholarship to a high school called wynberg I know I’m way young just want to tell u guys that you are gonna hear a lot more of me so remember the name thomas jay (tj) wright I am gonna be big I am to determined then not to do it. Thx

  79. Edward Nicandro — September 29, 2013 @ 2:25 am

    Hello, my son Angelo is only 11 and he is very determined to get into a good college. I’ve been training him for 5 yrs and seen an improvement every year. He is an awesome student with straight A’s but unfortunately, we are stationed overseas (Japan) and it’s difficult to get the exposure he needs to get to the next level. I put a video on YouTube. On the video, he is 10 yrs old and was bumped up to play with the 13-14 yrs olds (senior league). It’s two full games with highlights only.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GuLU3H9YA_I

  80. james gurung — October 6, 2013 @ 10:15 pm

    My name is james,i am a student of Sainik awasiya mahavidalaya.
    i play basket ball very nicely and i m used to it.i am a neplese student.
    can u plz help me sir.

  81. James Angelo — October 12, 2013 @ 11:13 pm

    Hello fellow basketball players and college coaches. My name is James Angelo and I am a 15yrs old basketball player from Vancouver, Canada. I am looking for a chance to attend a prep school to prove my basketball skills in the USA. My height is 5 10 and I weigh 160lbs. I play both point and the shooting guard position. My email address is jamesangeloco12@gmail.com.

  82. Lorenz Delumpines — November 1, 2013 @ 4:28 am

    hi im Lorenz delumpines im from philippines my heaight is 5’11 and i am 15years old born 1998, i wanna play in US sir i wanna be a scholar there in high school.here is my email jolandtago@yahoo.com i also have twitter Lorenz Delumpines @ArdelLorenz07

  83. Lorenz Delumpines — November 1, 2013 @ 4:30 am

    also i have facebook http://facebook.com/lorenz.delumpines

  84. Lorenz Delumpines — November 1, 2013 @ 5:09 am

    i wanna play in US thats my dream godbless you all:)

  85. Lorenz Delumpines — November 3, 2013 @ 5:15 am

    i”ll do what ever it takes coach

  86. Lorenz Delumpines — November 8, 2013 @ 4:43 am

    help me pls coaches

  87. donald ebuka odimegwu — November 11, 2013 @ 3:48 pm

    hi,am a 16 yrs old Nigerian nd am 6 ft8 nd i play basketball locally nd i really want 2 play in the U.S.A highschool nd then college because i believe they have d best coaches and trainers capable of helping me improve in my game..please if you have any advice for me reach me on donaldodimegwu@yahoo.com

  88. greg — December 4, 2013 @ 5:19 am

    We have a basketball opening for players looking for clubs in the United Kingdom.Interested players should contact me through my personal email
    gregstones.bball@yahoo.co.uk

  89. Nontombi Matomela — January 16, 2014 @ 11:31 am

    Hi I am a south african mother of an 18 year old son who loves basketball with all his heart and would like to get an opportunity to play in the U.S.

    He has just passed his matric and played basketball for his high school, a local club in Pretoria and played for a while for basketball SA.

    Pls if you can assist, I would give anything to help my son fulfill his dream

  90. GEORGE MUNEMO — January 23, 2014 @ 6:31 am

    I AM A BASKETBALL PLAYER WHOSE VERY GOOD AND WILLING TO LEAN MORE AND I REALLY LOVE BASKETBALL I STAY IN ZIMBABWE AND I AM 2.1MTRS TALL AND MY CONTACT IS +263783121143

  91. Coach Rob — February 11, 2014 @ 10:26 am

    Hello. I am a head coach in Louisiana at a private high school. We provide scholarship opportunities to prospective, qualified student athletes who would like to play basketball in the United States. We are interested in both boys and girls who are good students and have advanced skills in basketball. If you are interested please email me your contact info and a list of your accomplishments and level completed with grades in school.

  92. OTIM JONAH KERMU — February 14, 2014 @ 5:23 am

    hello…my name is otim jonah from UGANDA..aged 20yrs..i play on the UGANDA NATIONAL TEAM..and also represented my country to BASKETBALL WITHOUT BOARDERS CAMP [BWB]in SOUTHAFRICA.i also play in aDIV 1 league in my country.i would like to get ascholarship in the U.S.A,SPAIN,CANADA or any other EUROPEAN COUNTRY…my email is otim.jonah94@gmail.com…and my contact is +256779520071..please get to me for more information.thanks

  93. Jose — March 2, 2014 @ 9:18 am

    I have a basket ball player in India who played as team captain and scored upto national level runner up and also accredited with good record. Also played in America under student exchange program. This student now is eagerly looking forward to get chance to free admission for Engineering Graduation in USA. Interested in study Engineering. Please send me the details of suitable colleges / institutions.for the same. (contact email id : jose_ceedy@hotmail.com)

  94. baba sonkomo — March 6, 2014 @ 10:16 am

    hello ,
    i m international basket ball player so i want to continue my career in usa and my study too . help me please if someone is interesting this is my mail ( sonkomo@ovi.com )

  95. jerry ekezie — March 10, 2014 @ 5:45 pm

    I will love to finish my high school in the usa,am 17 year old still in secondary school,am from nigeria,am 6ft 3inches tall,seriously hoping to get a high school.please email if there is any help

  96. jerry ekezie — March 10, 2014 @ 5:46 pm

    This is my email address :- jerryezekie@gmail.com

  97. micheal samuel — March 11, 2014 @ 4:22 pm

    Coach Rob kindly email me , my email is coachsammy5@gmail.com, am a coach from Lagos Nigeria, I have talented kids, waiting for your reply thanks

  98. Gusein — March 12, 2014 @ 4:57 am

    Hello .
    My name is Gusien Ishankuliey. I am from Turkmenistan. I am pro-basketball player. I am play for my national team. I have huge passion to bring up my game to next level and continue playing basketball in US college.
    Please help me out
    my email is nepesovparahat@gmail.com

  99. Owak sen — March 12, 2014 @ 9:03 am

    Hello to all coaches and players,i would like to also present myself as a candidate for a basketball schorlarship.I am 19 years of age and i have jst completed my Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education.I am 164 cm tall and have played basketball ever since i was in primary my passion for basketball is great.i love it with all my heart and would love to play it in the U.S.A.i would love to play in the university of Stanford.persueing aeronautical engineering. My facebook account is,Serienki Gisteo and my E.mail account is Owaksentuke@gmail.com Thank you, Owak sen.

  100. stewte — March 15, 2014 @ 12:59 am

    @coach Rob am a basketball player am already in the STATES am looking forward to change school for next school section i will like to come to your school. Am a very talented player. you can contact me stewte123@gmail.com.

  101. Davies Daniel — March 19, 2014 @ 9:04 pm

    My name is Davies Daniel, am a 16 year old talented shooting guard, I wna get to play fr a university in the USA, I love to train always so as to learn more and improve my skills. basketball is life to me and I want to live life to the fullest, you can contact me on my e-mail ainaoduko@gmail.com

  102. tj wright — April 2, 2014 @ 12:48 pm

    hey i wrote last year and thought i should update you guys on my year so far i started grade 8 ( i just turned 14) and i made province U/15 and became my teams caption and improved to an extent that even i am shocked about. i improved from about 4 points a game to 22 points a game but yet my defence remains my best part. MY PARENTS ARE STARTING TO THINK THAT WE SHOULD MOVE FROM SA TO THE UK OR AMERICA SO I CAN GO FURTHER I HAVEN’T ADDED MUCH HEIGHT I AM KNOW 6F4/6F5 i am hopeing my parents move so if any coaches have anything available plz email me so i can send u game tape or something thx TJ
    EMAIL: tjbasketball250@gmail.com

  103. tj wright — April 2, 2014 @ 12:50 pm

    # I AM *KNOW 6F4/6F5# *now

  104. Afolabi — April 5, 2014 @ 9:27 am

    i am 28years old leaving in Nigeria.l want camp for my age that can make me improve in basketball career.thank u.u can contact through my email address, afosupgab@yahoo.com

  105. Abel Chibike — April 21, 2014 @ 4:42 am

    My name is abel chibuike I live in lagos nigeria I play basketball on my own since I dnt have a coach I train myself I am in college but I want to know if there are any transfer oppourtunities for me to come to the US and play my grade are ok contact me with these number +2348145886195 I dnt av an email

  106. Coach Mark — April 27, 2014 @ 8:43 pm

    I am a high school coach at a public high school in the United States looking for foreign players for the upcoming school year of 2014/15. I have previously coached in college and have numerous contacts to help receive a college scholarship. I have a great host family set up, as well. Please respond to this post if interested.
    Coach Mark

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  110. dennis ocansey — May 6, 2014 @ 4:40 pm

    i am a guy who completed high school and supposed to be in college by now.But honestly, my results are so poor and really do real good in basketball. Sir, i feel i have a basketball future and for what i can study most are actually things concerning basketball. so i would love for you to advice me more on how to make it. thank you Sir.

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  112. Robyn Burton — May 15, 2014 @ 3:39 pm

    My name is Robyn Burton and I am the Head Women’s Basketball Coach of Essex County College in Newark, NJ. I am currently looking to recruit a few hard working and dedicated female student athletes to be apart of my program for this upcoming 2014/2015 season. We are currently the 2013-2014 reigning Champions for our region and I would love to add a few players to assist with our future success as we plan to hold that title. If you are interested or have a reliable contact please feel free to reach out to be at Robynburton12@gmail.com. Thanks
    Coach Robyn

  113. Donald — May 18, 2014 @ 5:58 pm

    Hello Coach Mark, I’m interested to come play for you. I’m 6.8ft.. Here is my mail- donify@gmail.com

  114. Williams Anderson — June 7, 2014 @ 7:38 pm

    Hello,

    I am Williams Anderson a License Fiba basketball agent based in United State I am currently recruiting players for clubs in USA, SPAIN, England and Germany BASKETBALL team..Am now using this medium to ask you if you will be interested in a tryout basketball clubs.If interested, Kindly forward to me your previous playing experience and your CV (resume) to have a look at it and send it to some clubs in America European basketball league.Kindly send me your CV(resume).

    Contact E-mail:andersonwilliamsbasketball@yahoo.com

  115. IMG Academy — June 25, 2014 @ 3:10 pm

    My name is Haley Hackett and I am the Sport Advisor for the Girls Basketball program at IMG Academy. We are an elite prep school located in Bradenton,Fl, USA that specializes in the academic and athloetic development of driven, dedicated athletes. We have a full time academy program for high school students and a post graduate program that provides various avenues for college placement for both domestic and international students. We are currently looking for international student-athletes for complete our rosters for our Academy team and National team. If you are interested please email me at haley.hackett@img.com.

  116. Mohammad Matin — July 19, 2014 @ 5:55 pm

    Hello Coach Mark, I’m interested to come play for you, I’m Matin.I’m 15 years old. I play basketball in Iran’s state championship team school and Iran basketball team Canco. This is my mail : ferferi1352@ yahoo.com. you can contact me at this number:009844665445 or 09126176332

  117. Adebayo — July 21, 2014 @ 7:31 am

    hello Coach,..I am very tall and i have been working on my body lately,..i don’t wanna give up on my dream yet,.i am from Nigeria and i am interested in joining your team,..you can get back to me vi my email address markwooward123@gmail.com

  118. chris — July 29, 2014 @ 6:21 am

    hey.. i am chris from rwanda i am 17 years old ols i have 2.2 i am so interested to joining your team and work with other players in ordel to build a super team you can contact me at this number +250789528818 and at ,my mail; nyirijambochris@yahoo.fr god blees u

  119. OCHOLA FREDRICK SIMON — August 25, 2014 @ 5:38 am

    am simon from uganda .21 years old hot blooded power forward looking for exposure for a professional basket ball career in the USA or EUROPE contact me on ma email simonfredrick.ochola@gmail.com

  120. olamilekan — August 27, 2014 @ 7:12 pm

  121. olamilekan — August 27, 2014 @ 7:14 pm

    coach mark am interested.ola is my name,from lagos-nigeria and i currently attend illupeju secondary school and play as point guard at warriors academy basketball team and am 14 years old and 5ft 8inches.i love be play among the winning team and i love to score cause am a good shooter,play defence agains my opponent and play box one against my opponent and if any is interested in me,you can contact my fb id olamilekan timilehin abiola

  122. Ajabor Rheny Nkechi — September 12, 2014 @ 6:29 pm

    Hi,am a great guard from Nigeria looking for a high school scholarship and am 16yrs old intersted coaches should inbox me@ mails2darlinsgirl@yahoo.com

  123. mike — September 21, 2014 @ 8:56 am

    im michael,im a good basketball player,contact my at michael.ngene@Yahoo. com.

  124. BaLa — September 29, 2014 @ 8:39 pm

    I love basketball

  125. David — October 7, 2014 @ 5:52 am

    Hi Coach Mark, I am interested in playing for you. I know am going to be a great addition to any team. Please contact me at david500@yahoo.com. Thank You

  126. emilagba bolaji — October 19, 2014 @ 10:13 am

    I play as Point Guard. I am 6ft 3inches tall and it’s always in my mind to be among a winning team. I love to score in a game and playing defense against my opponents. I also like extra training after I finish with my Coach and teammates. I have a dream of playing in High School and College in United States and then someday pursue to the highest level if I get scholarship. I have good grades too. Kindly contact me coach mark

  127. CHRISTOPHER PROMISE — October 23, 2014 @ 8:58 am

    I play as Point Guard. I am 6ft 3inches tall and it’s always in my mind to be among a winning team. I love to score in a game and playing defense against my opponents. I also like extra training after I finish with my Coach and teammates. I have a dream of playing in High School and College in United States and then someday pursue to the highest level if I get scholarship. I have good grades too.

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