This is a weird question and I do not know where else to put this. My S is curious about the process for walking on in D3. He loves basketball and played competitive (travel and AAU) throughout middle school, but didn’t play for his high school because he was only 5’4 when he tried out his freshman year and didn’t make the freshman team. There is a bit of drama with his high school basketball team, so he didn’t try out again even though he is 6’0 now and can play either guard. He plays a lot of pickup basketball and has played some AAU during high school.
Given his strange background in basketball, he is not expecting to get recruited, but if he did go to a D3 program (he is looking at a couple of UAA schools), do they have open tryouts for walk ons? How do those schools put their rosters together if they don’t have scholarships? Just curious, because he may play AAU this coming year if walking on is a possibility.