Showcase Your Talent to Get Recruited to Play College Basketball

To get recruited to play college hoops, showcase the things you do well and work privately on the things you don't do well.

Are you a player who prefers to slow it down and use your skills to run the offense? Do you prefer to play straight up half-court man-to-man or half-court zone defense? Or, do you like to press full court, trap and push the ball on offense?

Preparing to play different styles will make you more marketable to college programs, but not every player can do this. Some players are extremely athletic, and their strength is pushing the ball in the open court, where they can demonstrate their ability to run, jump and score close to the basket. Other, slower  players need to rely on playing the angles on defense and anticipating. On offense, a slower player may need to use more screens to get open to shoot and become great at pulling up for a jumper.

They key is to figure out what type of player you are and to put yourself in situations that showcase your talents. Choose a team that will allow you to exhibit your strengths during games and a coach who will help you cure your weaknesses during practice.

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