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How to earn a scholarship this July


July is arguably the most important month of the year for a high school basketball player that is looking to find a way to play in college.

For three consecutive weekends, coaches are allowed to get out on the road and evaluate prospects. Who can play at our level? Who is too good for us? Who needs to be at a smaller school? Which of the kids that we have a shot of getting should we target? Who gets offered a scholarship?

Playing well during the month -- with the eyes of hundreds of coaches and media members watching -- is an easy way to earn a scholarship or to make the jump from a Division III prospect to a Division II player.

But there is a method to the madness.

As The Hoop Consultants tell you, jacking up a shot every time you touch the ball may draw attention to you, but it’s not exactly the attention you’re looking for:

Understand this coaches want players that can help them win and it doesn’t necessarily mean to get the best scorers. They need to find players that impact winning and our coachable. They aren’t looking for selfish players that are more worried about scoring 30 than their team winning. That is something that many players don’t understand and they end up hurting themselves more than helping. I’ve seen so many players get scholarships for helping their team win championships in the summer as coaches want roll players that can step in to their program and understand how to play within a team. Players who understand how to play a roll and be coachable are the ones that go further than others with their talent level.

Every high school player should click on the link above.

That is, if they want to play at the next level.

Rob Dauster is the editor of the college basketball website Ballin’ is a Habit. You can find him on twitter @robdauster.