You must be competing at an elite Club, State and preferably National level (NCAA DI) in your Country to consider shooting for a Basketball Scholarship in North America. High School Student Athletes in North America are putting themselves in front of College coaches as early as 9th grade. From our real time experience in dealing with NCAA DI, DII & NJCAA Basketball Coaches, you must have outstanding points of difference that can be portrayed in video highlights to attract big scholarship attention.

If you are an International Student Athlete looking to secure a Basketball Scholarship in North America, you need to consider this and be prepared as early as possible. At the elite level on NCAA Division I, coaches are identifying Student Athletes as young as 13 or 14 years old as potential recruits.

Your academic grades need to be considered too, as different Divisions have different Academic qualification criteria. Academic grades are the backbone of your College experience, perform well in the classroom and you can play on the team. High School grades and SAT exam results can be used to your advantage to secure a combination of Academic and Athletic Scholarship. To learn more about securing a Basketball Scholarship to a North American College, please connect with us via connect@athletesdream.com

HISTORY
Intercollegiate Basketball for Men in the USA was founded in 1939 and for Women in 1982. One of the proudest North American sports, Basketball dates back to a YMCA International Training School, better known today as Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts. In the Winter of 1891 James Naismith, a Physical Education teacher at the YMCA was granted the task of creating a sport to maintain the athletic physique of his Track & Field Athletes, with the aim of also reducing injury.

Under the guidance of Coach Naismith’s rules, the first official Basketball match is reported to have taken place close to December 21, 1891, although the exact date is not known. By 1893, Basketball had reached many college campuses nationwide in North America and today is governed by the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association), NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics), USCAA (United States Collegiate Athletic Association), NJCAA (National Junior Collegiate Athletic Association) and NCCAA (National Christian College Athletic Association).

All five governing bodies are individually divided into Divisions I-III, which varies upon the volume of Scholarships offered to Student-Athletes. While the elite level of NCAA Division I Basketball is a competitive arena to gain entry to, both academically and athletically, reach out to our team if you are interested to learn more about all the divisions listed above. There are many other opportunities to qualify for Basketball Scholarships outside of NCAA Division I. We will be pleased to discuss this opportunity with you and evaluate where you may qualify and enjoy life as a Student-Athlete.