Created in 1891 as a game to keep track athletes in shape during the winter months, basketball is now arguably one of the most popular team sports in the US.
High schools across the country will have both boys’ and girls’ teams, at Junior Varsity and Varsity level. High school teams in certain parts of the country can enjoy a large and enthusiastic following. Thousands of young hopefuls vie for a spot on a college team every year, so the competition is fierce.
Prep schools and junior colleges are a good option for youth players who are looking to increase their chances of getting into a good college basketball program. A prep school environment can give you an extra year to mature physically. Top junior college programs are comparable to the same level that players will get at a 4-year institution.
In the US there are 1,900+ college men’s and women’s varsity basketball teams.
Do you play basketball at a regional or national level? Are you curious about what studying at a high school, college or university involves? The chances of finding a spot on the team at a good school are high – possibly including a sports or merit scholarship to help pay for your study and accommodation. UStudy has placed many basketball players of all levels across the US.
Former student-athlete Stan Kannegieter who played for Southwestern University, will share what he gained from playing collegiate basketball and studying in the US.
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Placements – Basketball
Luka van Houte
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