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Ivy basketball Recruiting

bballrecruitbballrecruit Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
edited August 2010 in Athletic Recruits
I currently have 1 Ivy basketball offer and 1 other d1 scholarship offer entering my senior year of high school. Many other Ivy and other d1 schools have been recruiting me for over a year. I played very well during the July evaluation period while they were watching, and my AAU coach told me of several specific d1 coaches that came to him and told him they were very interested and excited about me as a player. Since my coach knows that my goal is to be an Ivy League player, he told me that I really helped myself with my goals with my play. After the evaluation period, however, none of these schools have called or otherwise expressed much serious interest (besides the schools that have offered).

I know I am talented enough to play in the Ivy League (rating of 86 on ESPN recruiting), and I have a great gpa and scored very well on my ACT so I know academically I am fit for Ivy schools.

Since I live in the midwest and attend a relatively small private school, should I expect the Ivy schools that were recruiting me to follow me and maintain interest during my high school season? Or should I try to be an early commitment to one of the schools that have already offered?

I want to commit early, but if there is a chance I will have more d1 and especially Ivy league offers after my season I want to keep my options open.

Any help anyone can give will be much appreciated. Thanks!
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Replies to: Ivy basketball Recruiting

  • csdadcsdad Registered User Posts: 2,289 Senior Member
    Tough dilema that many BB recruits face. You may want to ask your HS or AAU coach to call some of the schools that were showing interest (but aren't right now) and try to gauge where you stand. I know that it is a natural tendency to want to try to get an offer from a better BB school, however something can be said for going to where you know they are sure you can play. Many schools will tell you that they have X number of scholarsips and there may not be any left come spring, however they always seem to sign guys in the spring. Seems like your AAU coach could really help you sort it all out since he may know all those involved?
  • bballrecruitbballrecruit Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    Very good points csdad. You are right in your statement about going somewhere that they are already confident in me. And I'm not necessarily wanting a better bball school as much as I'm wanting to explore all my potential options. Good advice about talking with my AAU coach too, hopefully he will have a better idea about where I stand with these programs.

    I wonder if the spring signings for these programs come from kids they already had offers out to in the fall though? Or if they become impatiant with their original oferees and offer kids further down their recruiting list who then end up signing?

    Thanks again for your help!
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