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Anonymous
Last year

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Which college situation is best?

Would it be better for a basketballer to get 20 mins in a mid school ie ranked around a 100, or to try and get into the highest possible ranked top 10?

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Anon
Last year
09:30 29 Jan 13

Reply #401380

re: college

The former - you never improve warming the bench, much better to get court time regardless of the notional ranking of a particular school.

And over four years, the ranking of a school can move dramatically (either up or down) as players progress through.


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Anonymous
Last year
09:48 29 Jan 13

Reply #401394

re: college

Or go where you'll get the best education too...???
People keep forgetting going to college is about getting an education, not just playing Basketball.
A Basketball career might last 10 years after college, your professional working life has to last 40 years.


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HO
Last year
12:17 29 Jan 13

Reply #401450

re: Which college situation is best?

if its about an education, stay here.


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Anonymous
Last year
12:38 29 Jan 13

Reply #401463

re: Which college situation is best?

Well said HO. The education standard of most US colleges is poor compared with what we have in Australian universities.


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Anonymous
Last year
13:25 30 Jan 13

Reply #401702

re: Which college situation is best?

"if its about an education, stay here."

Which is what most smart kids work out.

Unless you've got genuine talent and/or the College system can offer you a decent education that you'll use in later life as well as develop your game its a waste of time as you're better off staying here.


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Big V
Last year
19:37 30 Jan 13

Reply #401769

re: Which college situation is best?

Surely this can also come down to scholarships? Can't get them over here....


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Go for it
Last year
20:52 30 Jan 13

Reply #401782

re: Which college situation is best?

A four year scholorship worth $120,000, a good basketball program, a college education and a great experience. The alternative was a big HECS bill, playing bench minutes for SEABL and regrets for not giving it a try. I think my son made a great choice.


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Anonymous
Last year
21:37 30 Jan 13

Reply #401794

re: Which college situation is best?

so go for it did your son go for the playing time or the standard ?
thanks


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Anonymous
Last year
21:48 30 Jan 13

Reply #401796

re: Which college situation is best?

Daughter went for the playing time...Graduation is graduation.S the education system is a little easier but when you return your degree is still a degree,or there would only be 1 uni in Australia(no one would bother with any other one)..4 year scholarship with a full ride is worth far more then $120k..Closer to $300k.
things I would recommend considering other than playing time,weather,coaching stability,racial mix of team,conference style of play,housing and food standards,safety
Although a great opportunity that does not exist in Australia,there is still some VERY lonely moments and no support staff (family) when things go wrong..eg: injury,grades,personal conflict,within team,relationship dramas.
Think hard,and what is the worst that can happen...go for the first year (9 months)..hate it and come home and go to a local Uni and play back at your old club


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Go for it
Last year
21:49 30 Jan 13

Reply #401797

re: Which college situation is best?

A small Div 2 school in a good conference, playing 20 minutes as a freshman. Went for the court time.


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Go for it
Last year
21:52 30 Jan 13

Reply #401799

re: Which college situation is best?

it also helped there were other Aussies there, playing in the women's team.


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Big V
Last year
11:14 31 Jan 13

Reply #401870

re: Which college situation is best?

Go for it, Was it East Coast or West Coast? Daughter wants to go in 2 years..


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Go for it
Last year
17:04 31 Jan 13

Reply #401962

re: Which college situation is best?

Big V, Down in Sth Carolina. A good basketball state:)


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Go for it
Last year
17:06 31 Jan 13

Reply #401963

re: Which college situation is best?

Big V, Down in Sth Carolina. A good basketball state:)


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