You practice night after night, you perform drills, play games, and have a winning record, but what does it really take to get a college basketball scholarship? Being an exceptional basketball player is a large part of what it takes, but grades, having an overall great sportsmanship, and other qualities are what will make you stand out from other hopeful youth basketball players. To enhance your skills and gain knowledge and experience, sign up today for Mike Scott’s basketball camps. Our basketball training programs help youth of all ages prepare for a career in basketball.
In addition to on-court skills, being able to show a college or university that you are a hard worker off-court is also important. Education for any college is a priority so the education and the grades you receive in high school will show that you are able to have a workload as well as stay on top of your basketball game. Throughout high school, make sure you are taking appropriate classes, have a high grade-point average, and score well on ACT and/or SAT tests. According to this NCAA Publications website, you should complete core courses, including four english classes, four science classes, and four social science classes, one class each year throughout high school.
If you’re planning on playing in either Division I or II, there is a sliding scale to match test scores and GPAs to determine eligibility. If you have a low GPA, you need to have a high test score, and visa versa. Keep in mind that you can take these standardized tests as many times as you want or feel you need to before you enroll.
SEND SCORES TO NCAA ELIGIBILITY CENTER
To ensure that NCAA receives your ACT/SAT scores, remember to list the NCAA Eligibility Center as a recipient for each test you take. Use code 9999 and NCAA will electronically receive your test scores. NCAA only accepts official ACT and SAT scores and will not use your high school transcript. NCAA will receive each score and will choose the highest score.
START HERE TO REGISTER WITH NCAA AND GET ON THE PATH TO PLAYING FOR A COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY.