I’ve got a new friend.
This is the second time I’ve been asked to help guide my new buddy in college basketball.
I’ve known him for over a year and a half now and I’ve always felt like he had a lot of potential.
He’s a good kid who will probably get drafted into the NBA one day.
The key to making this happen is knowing what you’re getting into, where you are in your development path, and how to maximize your upside.
Here are the steps I took to make sure my friend got drafted into a great NBA Draft.
Determine your goals, expectations, and needs.
Before we get into our college basketball recruiting strategy, I want to make one thing clear: I don’t want you to go out and spend the money I tell you to spend.
I want you here to focus on what you want and accomplish, and figure out where you fit in.
The first step in this process is deciding your goals.
Here’s what I’m going to do to help you accomplish your goals: Determine what you need to do in college to make it in the NBA.
For this, I’m assuming you have an average-to-above-average basketball IQ and basketball IQ.
You’ll also want to have a degree in one of the sports you love, like basketball, baseball, or soccer.
You can also make the case for playing basketball in the future.
This isn’t really a question of where you’ll play, but rather, how you want to play in college.
I recommend you consider your goals based on the NBA Draft order, so you can determine what your future options might be.
Deterve how you can use your college experience and potential to make you better as a player.
I believe this is the best time to put your college career on hold to get a good NBA opportunity, so here are some questions to ask yourself before you commit to playing in college: Is it possible to get better on the court?
What skills can I use in the pros?
Will I make the team?
What will my college experience be like?
What’s my level of competitiveness?
Is it worth it?
Do I want a good experience or will I get sucked in by the unknown?
Determine whether or not playing in the league is a good investment.
I’ll give you an example: I recently took a trip to Europe with a few friends to get an early start on my professional career.
I was able to get my visa to come to Europe and I spent about a month in France playing for French teams before we were finally able to make a final decision about whether or to leave and join another team.
When I was in France, I had no idea how to go about making the decision about where to go to college.
However, once I got to Europe, I knew I could go to a better college than my current team and get better playing on a better team, but I couldn’t say that about the teams I was playing for in the states.
In the future, I’d love to go back to the States to play for another team and see if it was better than playing for a lower level of competition.
Deterge how much of your college success will come from your athletic ability.
How much will it come from what you do on the basketball court?
How much of the success you’ll get from playing basketball is because of your basketball IQ?
How will your athletic skills translate into basketball success?
You don’t need to play basketball to get great at basketball.
You just need to learn how to do it well.
Determent the pros.
I can’t stress this enough: the best NBA prospects come from colleges that have excellent basketball IQs and high academic standards.
If you want a chance at a great basketball future, you should take advantage of that.
For instance, if you’re a high school freshman who is already a standout, then the first step you need is to play some college basketball to prepare you for the pros and become the best athlete you can be.
As you get better at college, you’ll learn how you’ll make the transition from high school to the pros in the most efficient and effective way possible.
Deterval your goals and expectations.
When you’re making the case to go into college, focus on your goal, and make sure you have a plan to achieve it.
Deterrmine your expectations based on what your college experiences are like and how much you’re able to improve.
Deterrease the stress of playing in a high-pressure environment and make it less stressful.
Determance your draft choices.
I’m sure you’re thinking to yourself, “Okay, this sounds great, but what if I have a big-name recruit coming to my school and I don I want him to go No. 1 overall?
What if I want my No. 2 to be the No.