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Playing Basketball as a Senior

Amara Mbionwu Verified
08-07-2017

Hi Britney!

Thank you so much for your question. To answer them in order:

1. Can I get a scholarship if I only played one year(which is senior year) in high school?

- Although it is possible, there are many factors to consider. The best candidates are those who have prior experience. College recruits usually ask for video footage from freshman to senior year. They look at how much your skill set has improved in four years. If there is no footage of you showing how much you've developed and grown, it's a lot harder for coaches to recruit you. Have you previously played AAU or other city/state leagues? If you have film from any games you've played in, that works too!

2. Can I at least be a preferred walk-on?

- Many schools do offer try-outs for walk ons, so you have a better chance of being on the team through that process! But dont think you're in the clear! Walk ons have to work twice as hard to prove to the coaches that they deserve to be on the team. As long as you have dedication, perseverence, and are willing to put in the hard work, I'm sure you will make the team!

3. What division college would give me a scholarship?

- Again, there are factors to consider! Any division can give you a scholarship, whether it be athletic or academic. If you aren't sure that playing basketball in college is right for you, apply for academic scholarships or ones that look at extracurriculars! Also, each school offers something different, so it really depends on what exactly you're looking for!

 

Hope this helps! :)