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Discussion in 'College Recruiting and Prospects' started by Ali2coolwitu, Mar 29, 2005.

  1. Ali2coolwitu

    Ali2coolwitu JBB JustBBall Member

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    Yea..i love basketball and i really want to play after my senior year. I dont think i have the skill to be recruited, but im still working out every day as im a junior this year and next year will be my senior year. Even if i do get amazingly good, i still play for a 1A high school and will be a senior and i dont think i could get recruited. So for college, how can i play without being recruited? Are there try-outs? And like for Division 1 or Division 2 colleges, what kind of things can you do to get on the team. Do you like fill out forms, go talk to the coach, or what? thx
     
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    u can get on the team as being a walk-on .. but u still need a ton of skill to play on a D1 school
     
  3. Hunter

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    If you want to get noticed, you need to play AAU this summer.
     
  4. Ali2coolwitu

    Ali2coolwitu JBB JustBBall Member

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    <div class="quote_poster">Quoting Hunter:</div><div class="quote_post">If you want to get noticed, you need to play AAU this summer.</div>
    is AAU in utah? And what is it? Ive been to the site but quite dont understand it
     
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    JWohl JBB Lovin the BCS

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    plenty of players

    <div class="quote_poster">Quoting FreshJaySmoove:</div><div class="quote_post">u can get on the team as being a walk-on .. but u still need a ton of skill to play on a D1 school</div>
    Plenty of players are walk-ons. Like ronald ross down in Texas Tech. In the early 90s the captain of Michigan was a walk-on
     
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    D-Miles JBB JustBBall Member

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    ya. i know Brant Minor of the Portland pilots. he was a walk on.
     
  8. Ali2coolwitu

    Ali2coolwitu JBB JustBBall Member

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    well how do you walk on? I want to go to a school where i know i can play basketball..how will i know i can make the team at some college so i can apply there?
     
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    Moody from Kansas and Moss from Kentucky are some of the better current walk-ons in the college game. But it's very rare to see a walk-on playing that much.
     
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    <div class="quote_poster">Quoting UKOwnstheSEC:</div><div class="quote_post">Moody from Kansas and Moss from Kentucky are some of the better current walk-ons in the college game. But it's very rare to see a walk-on playing that much.</div>

    Not necissarily. You should know that one of the best 3-point shooters in college history , Cameron Mills, was a walk on that played for Kentucky. That just shows you that if you have a good work ethic and practice hard you can playfor nearly anyone. Coaches love players that do the dirty work and hustle. Just practice every chance you get, work hard and try to get involved in camps and AAU teams. The information that Hunter posted is exellent. Look into finding a team or making your own.
     
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    Voodoo Child Can I Kick It?

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    Ali2coolwitu, how to walk-on really depends on what college you plan to attend. Just look on your school's website. I'm sure there will be some information there. Most schools have tryouts though. For example, here is a link on the University of Washington's mens basketball tryouts - Link. If you can not make it as a walk-on but still want to play basketball, most colleges have competitive intramural teams that you could also participate in.

    <div class="quote_poster">Quoting AA13:</div><div class="quote_post">Not necissarily. You should know that one of the best 3-point shooters in college history , Cameron Mills, was a walk on that played for Kentucky. That just shows you that if you have a good work ethic and practice hard you can playfor nearly anyone. Coaches love players that do the dirty work and hustle. Just practice every chance you get, work hard and try to get involved in camps and AAU teams. The information that Hunter posted is exellent. Look into finding a team or making your own.</div>

    Well, while there's exceptional walk-ons every now and then, it's still very rare as UK said. For every Moody and Ross you have ten Charlie Everett's (North Carolina).
     
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    there was a guy comin off the bench for wisconsin who was a walkon for 3 years, then got a scholarship as a senior
     
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    How do u get noticed if your AAU team is garbage?
    Im going to Jim Boehiems Basketball Camp this summer, will that help?
     
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    try gettin into like a nike or addidas tourny with ur team. mine is doin an addidas one in kentucky......but then my team isnt garbage
     

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