Maintain Staying Power in College Recruiting

October 8, 2012 | Michael A. Coleman

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Do you dream of being heavily recruited by major programs? Recruiting is full of possibilities, but the catch is that a player is only as good as his her last game performance. (Here are some tips from the Syracuse Orange.)

So how do high school student-athletes maintain staying power in college recruiting? By consistently meeting institutional and NCAA standards, showing that they will have positive academic experiences in college.

The NCAA recently tightened up its eligibility requirements for college freshmen participating in scholarship sports. This means that academics have become more important than ever for aspiring college basketball players hoping to score a scholarship. College coaches are less likely to take a chance on a recruit with a poor academic record, because the player might end up ineligible during his or her freshman season. (What matters most to your future coach.)

Your major homework assignments are to pass the ACT or SAT, meet standard core requirements and register with the NCAA Clearinghouse. Some parts of college recruiting are more about financial showmanship than investing in the future. The preferred profile for recruits includes being well-rounded and engaged in community service.

Michael Coleman
- Michael Coleman is the co-founder of the Kansas Basketball Academy Foundation (KBAF), a non-profit organization whose mission is "to provide high quality workouts and exposition...
Michael Coleman
- Michael Coleman is the co-founder of the Kansas Basketball Academy Foundation (KBAF), a non-profit organization whose mission is "to provide high quality workouts and exposition...

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