The mission of this Academic Showcase is as follows:
- Identify the top student-athletes in Arizonas and collect their information for our Academic Database
- Connect student-athletes with the academic schools based on basketball ability, GPA and SAT scores.
- Create role models for our younger players by recognizing and promoting our top student-athletes
GPA, SAT, Height, Level of interest and scouting report will be entered into Western United State only Academic Database. Database will be shared with top academic universities including all Ivy League schools. Database will also be given to west coast scouting services on request.
- Academic All Tournament team will be selected by local media and Staff
- Each Camper will participate in 2-3 games (Equal playing time for all)
- Each camper will receive a camp jersey
- SAT Guidelines and NCAA Clearinghouse information will be provided
- Prep School opportunities/information will be provided
- Academic Index information provided (used by many top academic schools including all Ivy League Schools)
- Discuss Financial Aide opportunities. Ivy League and many top Academic schools do not offer athletic
- Tournament article will be displayed on Rivals.com network. America’s Number 1 recruiting website (Powered by Yahoo Sports)
- Recruiting strategies for attracting Academic Schools will be discussed in our workshops. Top basketball guest speakers will be present
- Learn how to negotiate with D3 schools for more financial aide. We will bring parents in to share their experiences
Basketball players who excel in the classroom have a greater chance of qualifying for the top academic schools in the country. Through basketball, they can get into a school that otherwise would be impossible when they are compared solely on academics. But these schools need help in identifying those players. These schools don’t have the time or budget to travel all over the country recruiting players that may not qualify. They have to be 100 percent sure a student-athlete will qualify and our camp will help them identify those prospective student-athletes. Our camp is designed to assist in connecting the student-athlete with the top academic schools.