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Old 08-15-2014, 07:52 AM   #16
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Default Re: Who here actually played school ball?

Didn't play school ball, we don't have school ball in Sweden. We have clubs and then we have regional teams for teens and then youth national teams.

Wasn't that tall when being a kid, grew one year from 12-13 or 13-14, and suddenly I became the tallest kid around. Was really serious about basketball and practiced 5 times a week from the age of 12.

Played in our regional team and played fairly well, grew even more and we had a really good coach so our team became one of the top 3 teams in Scandinavia. We won Scania Cup which is the unoffical club tournament for the best teams in Scandinavia.

3 kids from my team played for the youth national team and I was one of them, played from u-15 til' u-17 and it was the best basketball memory for me. My knee problems started at age 15, being 6'7 and practicing that hard really took it's toll on me.

At age 16 I got the opportunity to play DIV 1 basketball in Sweden which is the second highest league, played well for 1 year and I had the teams 2nd highest ppg average and then at age 17, almost 18, I got a contract to play in the Swedish basketball league.

Played for 3.5 seasons before I quit, couldn't handle practicing and playing that much while studying. And the pay was shit, could only pay rent basically with that money and sometimes not even that. Went down to DIV 1 basketball and then I studied at Texas A&M for a semester and while moving I basically ended my basketball "career". Now I play in the 2nd division and the competition is pretty bad but it was a long time ago basketball was this much fun.
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Old 08-15-2014, 07:54 AM   #17
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Default Re: Who here actually played school ball?

And for the kids in this thread, don't waste so much time on playing basketball. I regret all the hours I spent in the gym, sure, through basketball I got friends for life and I had a blast playing at high competition level but in the end I wish I spent more time being a kid.

Becoming a pro is basically impossible, if you're not crazy good, then spend your time more wisely.
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Old 08-17-2014, 06:24 PM   #18
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6ft tall and averaged 11 rebs per game...

you live in asia or something?
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playing D1 next year
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Old 08-17-2014, 07:28 PM   #20
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Old 08-18-2014, 05:52 AM   #21
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Didn't play school ball, we don't have school ball in Sweden. We have clubs and then we have regional teams for teens and then youth national teams.

Wasn't that tall when being a kid, grew one year from 12-13 or 13-14, and suddenly I became the tallest kid around. Was really serious about basketball and practiced 5 times a week from the age of 12.

Played in our regional team and played fairly well, grew even more and we had a really good coach so our team became one of the top 3 teams in Scandinavia. We won Scania Cup which is the unoffical club tournament for the best teams in Scandinavia.

3 kids from my team played for the youth national team and I was one of them, played from u-15 til' u-17 and it was the best basketball memory for me. My knee problems started at age 15, being 6'7 and practicing that hard really took it's toll on me.

At age 16 I got the opportunity to play DIV 1 basketball in Sweden which is the second highest league, played well for 1 year and I had the teams 2nd highest ppg average and then at age 17, almost 18, I got a contract to play in the Swedish basketball league.

Played for 3.5 seasons before I quit, couldn't handle practicing and playing that much while studying. And the pay was shit, could only pay rent basically with that money and sometimes not even that. Went down to DIV 1 basketball and then I studied at Texas A&M for a semester and while moving I basically ended my basketball "career". Now I play in the 2nd division and the competition is pretty bad but it was a long time ago basketball was this much fun.

Maybe you should try playing in some Asian league if you're good (and really want to go pro). I think they pay higher over there.
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Played in our intramurals during Hs to college, But regularly played in a basketball tournament during the summer. I played against some former PBA players and current PBA D-league players.
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