Im a pritty good player here in Australia and would really like to go to America next year to do my senior year of high school there and have a go at getting a college scholarship but I just dont no where to start.
My question is does anyone here have any high school connections or no of some websites or people to ring to get me started.
Any help would be greatly appreciated
I would imagine that you would do a lot better if you stayed in Australia and play in some leagues, and light it up there. That way you don't have to worry about adjusting to American life and can concentrate on basketball. You have to get noticed in Australia first before you can try to succeed in America. Good luck man
Thanks man im currently playing in the ABA which is the 2nd highest league in Australia and im the youngest player in my confrence and i guess i just want to go to america and see just how good i really am. I played in a tournement last month which had a team from Iowa and went pritty well against them so i am just trying to find the best way to get into college.
Also, I'm just curious what position you like to play and your height. Let me know man and if your interested again. If you have any questions, post them on here or you can email me firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last edited by InLebronWeTrust : 07-08-2006 at 04:17 AM.
you come to america to play. I am also connected in the college recruiting world If you are serious leave your e mail address or contact information. Also, you might want to try some exposure camps in the us first Good Luck
In the past I have also played against the IOWA teams that tour Bendigo and Melbourne. Without sounding negative, those teams are poor in comparison to average to above average HS teams in America. I have a relative who played in a mid-level tournament in Portland USA and it was easily double the standard of those teams.
Personally I would suggest you stay in Mildura... if u work hard you will grow more as a player in the ABA than in HS in USA.
However if you are 6'6'' or taller and agile, or smaller but unbelievably quick and can shoot like hell, get into the AIS, cos they get exposed to colleges, and you wont have to worry about moving to the Usa till your 19 or 20.
Aussies train u up better than USA coaches.... check out our "successful athlete per capita" compared to them.
I'm not sure if you'd know of Matthew Knight but he played for the North West Thunder in Tassie(Aus). I'm pretty sure he was noticed by the AIS but was shipped off to a HS in the states before the AIS could get him to play and is now playing for a College team, not sure which one though?? He was 6'10", 240lbs, mind you. If you were serious I'd be contacting HS coaches (they usually have websites), if they don't need you I'm sure they'd direct you in the right direction. Also you might want to take into account that it might take a bit of money to relocate to the states, just make sure you find out all the details before you start making descisions.
I got a scholarship and play college ball now (grew up in melbourne, oringally a euro) I was not allowed to play aba as it would ruin my eligablility. Because ABA is classed a semi pro with paid players that makes you ineligable to play... same thing happened to my friend at Nichols State, Louisiana who played for Werribee VBL yet would of been the goto guy on the ABA team.
As for the tour teams that come from the US they suck..... we (aus) done a tour in 04 and again in 05 and the highschools we played would be a contender for the nbl championship.
if you're 6'4 get used to being a point, maybe a 2.... no hope other then the 1 spot. but if youre playing on a paid team with atgleast one paid player.... your eligablility is ****ed.
btw you think the GST is bad? try the US TAX