Posts Tagged “high school basketball”



Rachel Martin

Rachel Martin

1.  Why did you decide to sign with Oregon Institute of Technology?

I chose this school because of the strong academic programs provided and the incredibly high job placement rate. I loved being on campus, I enjoy the coach, and it felt right to be there.

2. Describe the excitement you feel about becoming a college student-athlete?

I am very excited about the opportunity to be a college student-athlete. It’s something that many people do not experience, and I am thankful that I am one that does.

3. What advice would you give to other athletes looking to get recruited?

I would just let them know that if you have an offer early from a school you love, it’s okay to sign early.

4. Who has been the biggest influence in your sports career and why?

My dad has been my biggest influence because he he has spent hours practicing with me and pushes me to be the best I can be.

5. What would you like to accomplish during your college sports career?

I want to improve over the next four years.

 

Over the last five years SportsForce Recruiting has helped over 1,000 student-athletes and families successfully navigate the college recruiting and athletic scholarship process while saving families on average $50,000 in college expenses.

Learn How We Help Families

Comments No Comments »


1.  Why did you decide to sign with Aquinas college?

Well I was originally signed to Saint Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa, but ended up wanting to be closer to home and my fiancé. I made a very last minute choice to go to Aquinas because of their location, their environment, and of course their basketball program.

2. Describe the excitement you feel about becoming a college student-athlete?

I am very excited, but have known this was going to happen for years. When I was 14, right before 10th grade, I decided that I wanted to take my game to the next level and have been working on it more and more since then. I am most excited about having unlimited access to a gym and weight room, I really believe I have loads of potential.

3. What advice would you give to other athletes looking to get recruited?

Try your hardest in school, because having good grades will open up more doors for you to play at the next level. Also, just make smart life decisions. No coach wants someone who posts profanity on social networks or talks about drinking, partying, etc. Don’t be afraid to email a coach and tell them about yourself either, maybe they will see something in you.

4. Who has been the biggest influence in your sports career and why?

My 2 year high school coach Kevin White. He had 15 years of college coaching experience and definitely prepared me for the next level. He ran practice just like a college team and was the first coach I had who had us watch weekly film. I went to a workout at Marygrove a few weeks ago and since I had previously done every workout already with Coach White, I was very prepared. He also knew many college coaches at the level I was being recruited at, so he let them know about me personally.

5. What would you like to accomplish during your college sports career?

I want to win championships with my team. I want to increase my strength and athleticism. I hopefully will prepare myself to play in Europe for a few years, since I was born in Sweden. I would also like to graduate with good grades and maybe go to grad school later.

 

Over the last five years SportsForce Recruiting has helped over 1,000 student-athletes and families successfully navigate the college recruiting and athletic scholarship process while saving families on average $50,000 in college expenses.

Learn How We Help Families

Comments No Comments »


1.  Why did you decide to sign with State Fair College?

It’s a small college in Sedalia, MO with a 25:1 faculty to student ratio. I believe I’ll get a lot of one-on-one time with the professors, as well as focus more on my sports career. I also decided on going here because I want to travel and study business, which is why I’ll be majoring in business international (they have that option for me). Finally, I decided to go here because I received a full ride basketball scholarship.

2. Describe the excitement you feel about becoming a college student-athlete?

It feels extremely surreal, because I’ve always considered myself an elite athlete, but to get the opportunity to play in college is one of the best feelings.

3. What advice would you give to other athletes looking to get recruited?

The best advice I believe I can give to other athletes is, do not depend on your coaches and school counselors. You should go online and make an online profile and go from there. As you continue with your online searches you will learn more and more about different colleges and began filling out sport questionnaires.

4. Who has been the biggest influence in your sports career and why?

My father has been the biggest influence in my sports career because he was a student-athlete. He has been supportive of my sports career since I’ve been playing. I also believe he was a huge influence, because he gave me the confidence to play sports. He would tell me when I didn’t do well, and then take me to the park to work on my weaknesses. He inspired me to become the best!

5. What would you like to accomplish during your college sports career?

During my college sports career, I would like to see myself stepping out of my comfort zone. If the coach asks me to play a position I don’t really play, I would like to see myself taking on the challenge and become a better player. If I get the chance, I want learn how to play all positions.

 

Over the last five years SportsForce Recruiting has helped over 1,000 student-athletes and families successfully navigate the college recruiting and athletic scholarship process while saving families on average $50,000 in college expenses.

Learn How We Help Families

Comments No Comments »


1.  Why did you decide to sign with Siena College?

It has a great academic program in mathematics and they also have a very competitive sports program for dedicated student-athletes.

2. Describe the excitement you feel about becoming a college student-athlete?

I feel very excited having the blessing to be apart of what you love by playing the game of basketball. Playing college basketball at Siena will be a blessing for my family and I in the near future, and I’m very humble with the experience that God will present in the future.

3. What advice would you give to other athletes looking to get recruited?

The advice I will give prospects that are going to be recruited is to stay focus and be patient with the future. God has blessings for everyone and if you stay focus and aggressive now, your future will be bright.

4. Who has been the biggest influence in your sports career and why?

I think my mother has been my greatest influence in my sports career because she carries a hard-working and independent attitude that serves as an example in my life. She puts God first and her family after. These actions serve as a lifelong testament both on and off the basketball court. Her strong personality rubs off on my passion for basketball. She’s a role model for a person like me and I love her for being there for me.

5. What would you like to accomplish during your college sports career?

I would like to accomplish a balance as a student-athlete. I want to challenge myself everyday and push my body and my mind to the limit to stay successful in college as a student-athlete.

 

Over the last five years SportsForce Recruiting has helped over 1,000 student-athletes and families successfully navigate the college recruiting and athletic scholarship process while saving families on average $50,000 in college expenses.

Learn How We Help Families

Comments No Comments »


1.  Why did you decide to sign with Concordia College – Moorhead?

Inviting college atmosphere. Beautiful Campus. Great coaching staff, and an area I can easily call home in the future.

2. Describe the excitement you feel about becoming a college student-athlete?

I’m extremely excited to become a collegiate athlete, but also very nervous about meeting the huge expectations. But in the end I feel I will do my job, and do it well.

3. What advice would you give to other athletes looking to get recruited?

Stay patient, your dream school will come. Don’t commit too fast.

4. Who has been the biggest influence in your sports career and why?

Michael Jordan. The GREATEST. I always pushed to have the work ethic/desire he did.

5. What would you like to accomplish during your college sports career?

Become a better player and more importantly a better man. Hopefully achieve some NCAA achievements.

 

Over the last five years SportsForce Recruiting has helped over 1,000 student-athletes and families successfully navigate the college recruiting and athletic scholarship process while saving families on average $50,000 in college expenses.

Learn How We Help Families

Comments No Comments »


1.  Why did you decide to sign with Southeastern University?

I choose Southeastern University in Lakeland, FL. because of the location, the Christian environment, and the new coach. When I went to visit the campus it felt like the right place for me. I felt like I could do well in the classroom and on the court too.

2. Describe the excitement you feel about becoming a college student-athlete?

Well, it’s a blessing because I didn’t think any college would offer me a scholarship. I know it will be a lot of work but I’m ready to work, I can’t wait.

3. What advice would you give to other athletes looking to get recruited?

Please, please take advantage of your opportunities, never take anything for granted, always play hard where ever you are playing, you never know who’s watching you. Keep a positive attitude; never play lazy, trust God. Work on your skill set, develop your game always.

4. Who has been the biggest influence in your sports career and why?

My HS coaches and AAU coaches, but mostly my dad. He is a coach and he was always on me to work on my game to get better. If it wasn’t for him, I would not have a scholarship.

5. What would you like to accomplish during your college sports career?

Win a conference championship, national championship, graduate from college and hopefully play professionally overseas or get a job that pays well.

 

Over the last five years SportsForce Recruiting has helped over 1,000 student-athletes and families successfully navigate the college recruiting and athletic scholarship process while saving families on average $50,000 in college expenses.

Learn How We Help Families

Comments No Comments »


1.  Why did you decide to sign with West Virginia State University?

I chose this school because it is close to home, it isn’t very expensive, they have a great basketball and education program, and I like all of the coaches on the coaching staff.

2. Describe the excitement you feel about becoming a college student-athlete?

I am extremely excited to be playing college basketball. It has been a dream of mine for awhile and I can’t wait to finally fulfill it. I am also excited to be representing my city and family as best as I can while still earning a degree.

3. What advice would you give to other athletes looking to get recruited?

Work as hard as you can. Find websites for recruiting. Make a video and send it places, maybe not everyone will look at it, but most will. Remember that not every school is the right one for you; you have to find one that fits you, both athletically and educationally.

4. Who has been the biggest influence in your sports career and why?

My biggest influence in my sports career would probably be my high school coach. I may have only known him for a couple years, but he was my sports role model and he molded me into the player that I am today. He helped me grow as a person and a player and he is one of the reasons that I will be playing a college sport.

5. What would you like to accomplish during your college sports career?

I would like to be a perfect example of a student-athlete. I want to be able to succeed in the class and on the court. Also, I would like to improve my game and become a sixth man, role player, or possibly a starter.

 

Over the last five years SportsForce Recruiting has helped over 1,000 student-athletes and families successfully navigate the college recruiting and athletic scholarship process while saving families on average $50,000 in college expenses.

Learn How We Help Families

Comments No Comments »


1.  Why did you decide to sign with Quincy University?

Quincy University is first class in academics and athletics. The town is great and they all support football, basketball and baseball by coming out and watching every game. I can’t wait to represent the city to the best of my ability.

2. Describe the excitement you feel about becoming a college student-athlete?

My athletic director told me to write down my one lifetime goal when I was a freshman. My goal never changed throughout high school: “I want to play collegiate basketball.” So right now, I’m living my dream and couldn’t ask for anything else.

3. What advice would you give to other athletes looking to get recruited?

Stay positive through your recruiting process. There will always be ups and downs along the way, but you need to consider all levels of play in college, DI, DII, DII, NAIA, and Junior College. If you don’t consider all the options, then you may end up having no options to play a college sport. Also, recruits need to go approach college coaches and show an interest in their program. Coaches will not come find you, especially if the recruit is attending a small high school, like I did.

4. Who has been the biggest influence in your sports career and why?

My brother Jake Thomas. He has gone through so many ups and downs through his playing career. He now is one of the top football long snappers in the country today, with possible options to play professionally.

5. What would you like to accomplish during your college sports career?

Graduating is number one on the list. I plan to graduate from Quincy with a degree in International Business. On the basketball side of things, I’m just happy to be playing in college. I’m just going to play basketball to the best of my ability every single day I step on the court. That’s all I can control at this point.

 

Over the last five years SportsForce Recruiting has helped over 1,000 student-athletes and families successfully navigate the college recruiting and athletic scholarship process while saving families on average $50,000 in college expenses.

Learn How We Help Families

Comments No Comments »


Sport: Basketball Position: Guard Height: 5’10″ Class: 2011 School: Rancho Buena Vista High School San Diego, CA

Rancho Buena Vista guard Johnny Dee scored a game high 45 points in his team’s win over Bonita Vista in the Grossmont Tournament. Dee scored 45 of his team’s 88 points with 22 of those points coming in the third quarter and 18 coming in the form of three pointers. The Longhorns easily beat Bonita Vista 88-67.
To view Johnny’s complete SportsForce profile click here – http://www.sportsforceonline.com/athletes/johnny-dee-basketball-2011

Scouting report courtesy of SportsForce – Home for college Sports Recruiting Videos, Tips, Tools and Premium Services – www.sportsforceonline.com

Comments No Comments »


Check out more action from last year’s SoCal Hoop Review. The 7th Annual SoCal Hoop Review was held April 10th and 11th at Cal State University Dominguez Hills and Lynwood High School in Lynwood, CA. The tournament was open to all high school grades including seniors. Both AAU teams and High School teams took the chance to compete.

The tournament showcased top talent from across the country and gave players a chance to show off their skills in highly competitive games in front of top college coaches, scouts, as well as media. Check out the highlight video below from the action at Lynwood High School.

Comments No Comments »


Search
Follow Us
Stay Connected
Get the SportsForce Blog in Your Email