Joining the basketball team?

<p>Is it possible to join the UCSD basketball team without any high school team experience?</p>

<p>I'm becoming a freshman this fall, and I always wanted to play "official" basketball. I moved schools too much to join a high school team, sadly.</p>

<p>I've been playing since I was 5 years old though and I still play every day for hours for fun (pick up games or just practicing). I got serious when I started playing with friends in LA who were on the team. They won state that year.</p>

<p>So is it possible? Is it likely? If so, how does the whole process work? I guess if I can't do it, then intramural would be the next best thing, but its not the same as reppin' SD on the real team!</p>

<p>EDIT: And sadly, I'm only 5'8-5'9. I can "almost" dunk, I just need an inch or two more vertical to get the ball over the rim.. :(</p>

<p>Doesn't matter if you can dunk or not.</p>

<p>Biggest factor whether you can even join any team is how familiar you are learning and running plays--something you get a lot of experience with in HS and other organized teams.</p>

<p>Email the coach and ask if you can walk on.</p>

<p>As far as I know - they scout high school players for the most part. I know several people who were top on their high school teams and were invited to try out before school started - none of them ended up making it. I'm pretty sure there is an additional tryout during the year but it's realllllly hard to make it. </p>

<p>Good news is, there's always intramural basketball! You should look into that.</p>

<p>Email the coach I guess, there's no harm in trying.</p>

<p>e-mail the coach to ask when walk-on tryouts are going to be held. ask when, where, and what he expects from you as a basketball player (physically)</p>