Thread: Playing College ball without getting recruited

+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 14 of 14
  1. TOP #1
    Ali2coolwitu is developing a reputation Ali2coolwitu's Avatar JBB JustBBall Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    67
    Rep Power
    10

    Default Playing College ball without getting recruited

    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
    *Sig removed - please check guidelines for signature size allowances*

  2. TOP #2
    FreshJaySmoove is developing a reputation FreshJaySmoove's Avatar JBB JustBBall Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    6
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    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. TOP #3
    Hunter is developing a reputation Hunter's Avatar Administrator
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Posts
    9,559
    Rep Power
    10

    Default

    If you want to get noticed, you need to play AAU this summer.
    1829


    It looks like a year, but it's not. It's a ratio - the diameter of the rim (18 inches) to the diameter of the ball (9 inches). Eighteen to nine. 18 to 9. The rim is SO much bigger. You have to wonder how anyone ever figured they missed some crucial shot by only an inch.

  4. TOP #4
    Ali2coolwitu is developing a reputation Ali2coolwitu's Avatar JBB JustBBall Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    67
    Rep Power
    10

    Default

    <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
    *Sig removed - please check guidelines for signature size allowances*

  5. TOP #5
    Hunter is developing a reputation Hunter's Avatar Administrator
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Posts
    9,559
    Rep Power
    10
    1829


    It looks like a year, but it's not. It's a ratio - the diameter of the rim (18 inches) to the diameter of the ball (9 inches). Eighteen to nine. 18 to 9. The rim is SO much bigger. You have to wonder how anyone ever figured they missed some crucial shot by only an inch.

  6. TOP #6
    JWohl is developing a reputation JWohl's Avatar JBB Lovin the BCS
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Posts
    1,531
    Rep Power
    10

    Default 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
    <div align="center"><font size=""3""><font color=""Blue"">UConn Huskies: 22-2</font></font></div>

  7. TOP #7
    D-Miles is developing a reputation D-Miles's Avatar JBB JustBBall Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Posts
    260
    Rep Power
    11

    Default

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

    Thanks to MagicFan3 for the great sig and S.Livingston14 for the avatar.

  8. TOP #8
    Ali2coolwitu is developing a reputation Ali2coolwitu's Avatar JBB JustBBall Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    67
    Rep Power
    10

    Default

    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?
    *Sig removed - please check guidelines for signature size allowances*

  9. TOP #9
    UKFan33 is developing a reputation UKFan33's Avatar Welcome, Coach G!
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Posts
    2,683
    Rep Power
    11

    Default

    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 align="center"></div>

  10. TOP #10
    AA13 is developing a reputation AA13's Avatar JBB JustBBall Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Posts
    1,638
    Rep Power
    11

    Default

    <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.

    <font color="Green"><font size="1">Celtic Pride</font></font>
    Rest In Eternal Peace, JAGMAN
    Aznxballer on the sig and avy

  11. TOP #11
    Voodoo Child is developing a reputation Can I Kick It?
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Posts
    11,032
    Rep Power
    13

    Default

    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).
    <div align="center"><div><object width="425" height="350"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/YebR5J4nqxE&"></param><param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/YebR5J4nqxE&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" width="425" height="350" /></embed></object></div></div>

  12. TOP #12
    Pappy Seed is developing a reputation Pappy Seed's Avatar JBB JustBBall Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    17
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    there was a guy comin off the bench for wisconsin who was a walkon for 3 years, then got a scholarship as a senior

  13. TOP #13
    Jenks is developing a reputation Jenks's Avatar JBB JustBBall Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    55
    Rep Power
    11

    Default

    How do u get noticed if your AAU team is garbage?
    Im going to Jim Boehiems Basketball Camp this summer, will that help?

  14. TOP #14
    Pappy Seed is developing a reputation Pappy Seed's Avatar JBB JustBBall Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    17
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    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

+ Reply to Thread

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

     

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts