Watching a College Game
Monday, November 5, 2012  |  In Recruiting Tips

The college basketball season is right around the corner with many teams beginning their regular season this week. For college coaches and college players, this is what they have been waiting for since last March.  Unfortunately, besides the NCAA Tournament, many times the college basketball season can go unnoticed by future college basketball players and their parents.  If you want to play at the next level, there is no better way to become more familiar with the game than to watch it on TV or in person!

"Have You Seen Us Play"

Many times a prospective student-athlete and their parents will tell a college coach that they want to be a part of their program and the first question out of a college coach's mouth is "Have you seen us play?"  Usually the answer is no...and that is why we believe there is no better way to evaluate a possible future college destination than to watch that program play or practice in person.  Take advantage of this opportunity to see how you can fit in to a specific program or at that level of college basketball.

How to Watch a College Game

Most of us will sit in front of a television while a college basketball game is being played this season but are you really watching the game?  A prospective student-athlete should be analyzing players are his position and making note of the good and bad things that they see.  How do they get open?  How hard do they play?  How much do they communicate? What do I need to improve on to get to that level?

Players should also be watching for different coaching styles and adjustments that players and coaches make and how to handle special situations that arise during a game. How did he handle that double team?  What did they decide to do late in the game?

CS Hoops highly recommends getting out this season and seeing as many games as possible. Also take advantage of all the technology that is available to watch your potential future college destinations online or on television.

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