How do I get a college basketball scholarship?

Basketball scholarships are becoming more accessible and are being awarded to more international athletes than ever beforeHowever, it is essential that a player actively pursues a coach or they may be overlooked.

How do I get a college basketball coach to see me?

The best method to get basketball coaches to see you is to have a great video as part of your resume and also to play in the best tournaments in Australia or America.

How do I improve my chances of getting a college basketball scholarship?

There are hundreds of thousands of players that want a college basketball scholarship so having high quality skills and marketing videos are much needed to have a coach interested in recruiting you.

Good grades will help in getting a scholarship. The more schools where you can qualify academically as well as athletically the higher the chance of a scholarship you have.

What are the academic requirements for a college basketball scholarship?

Every college has a different level of academics required.

What are the athletic requirements to receive a basketball scholarship?

Each coach and team will have a different level of athletic requirements based on their needs and opinions.

How many college basketball scholarships are available?

Basketball can offer some of the best scholarship opportunities if you know where to look. Each division level and school has a different amount of scholarships to offer.

Intercollegiate Divisions
NCAA-National Collegiate Athletic Association  
The NCAA endorses three divisions of collegiate basketball
Division I

13.0 full scholarships available for men (head count only)

15.0 full scholarships available for women (head count only)

Currently sponsor 341 male and 338 female basketball programs
Division II

10.0 full scholarships available for men (can be divided partially)

10.0 full scholarships available for women (can be divided partially)

Currently sponsor 290 male and 291 female basketball programs

Must enrol in Initial Eligibility Centre for both Division I and II in order to be eligible.


Division III

No financial aid allocated to athletes

Currently sponsor 395 male and 425 female basketball programs

NAIA-National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics 
The NAIA endorses one division of collegiate basketball

Students do require a SAT or ACT score to be admitted

11.0 full scholarships available for men (can be divided partially)

11.0 full scholarships available for women (can be divided partially)

Must enroll with the NAIA eligibility centre 
Currently sponsor 262 male and 260 female basketball programs in 2 divisions

NJCAA-National Junior Collegiate Athletic Association 
The NJCAA endorses three divisions of collegiate basketball

Athletes at NJCAA institutions predominately compete for two years while completing their academic requirements

After completion of an Associate Degree, athletes can transfer to an NCAA Division if they have successfully completed all the academic requirements

15.0 full scholarships available for men (can be divided partially)

15.0 full scholarships available for women (can be divided partilally)

Students do not require a SAT or ACT score to be admitted

Must be approved by the NJCAA Eligibility Centre regarding Academics 
Currently sponsor 401 mens and 432 womens basketball programs over 3 divisions.