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Dynamic Sports Performance, LLC and 695Hoops.com joined forces in organizing their 2012 Girls Fall Basketball Showcase.
The event--which was attended by over 80 players--presented a unique opportunity for the area’s top players to compete and showcase their skills in front of college coaches, media members, scouts, and prospective high school coaches.
Held at the John Carroll School in Bel Air, Md. on Saturday, October 13th, the event was intense and high-paced throughout. Led by a vocal and passionate coaching staff, players went through a dynamic warmup, skill-oriented drill stations, and broke into competitive scrimmage blocks. Rosters were designed to balance height and skill sets for each scrimmage team.
A number of unsigned seniors were able to gain valuable exposure from the showcase, which was played in front of numerous college coaches, including a collection of coaches from local Division II and III programs, along with those from community and junior colleges.
Along with the coaches on hand, evaluators from 695Hoops.com were on hand to detail the top performers in a report sent exclusively to college coaches from around the country.
The Girls Fall Showcase was the second successful event DSP had put together with a local media outlet in the past month. In early September, DSP and MDHoops.net teamed up in a similar fashion with a boys event in Lansdowne, Md.
“The overall significance of an event like this is to showcase what’s going on in Maryland,” DSP’s Ferron Carter said.
“We’re keeping everything local and giving opportunities for these girls to be seen...it’s not too big of a crowd or too small of a crowd,” Carter added.
Apart from the exposure the event offered, underclassmen were also able to use the showcase to brush up on their skills and continue their preparation for the upcoming high school season. By going up against competition from different areas and leagues, players were taken slightly out of their comfort zones, something that will surely pay dividends during the season.
“Playing against people with different skills and people who you’re not used to playing against will ultimately make you a better player,” Kenwood senior Janaye Eaddy said during the event.
Apart from all the action on the floor, players gained valuable knowledge about the recruiting process and college eligibility. Coaches led a lecture discussing transcripts, SAT scores, and the importance of separating one’s self in the recruiting process. Parents and players alike were given answers to questions they had about NCAA eligibility, the differences between each division of college athletics, taking visits to college campuses, and more.
Event organizers were pleased with the turnout of participants, players’ energy levels, and the way the event brought together the local players and programs.
“We’re able to get different groups of players out here from different high schools and AAU programs. I’m looking forward to covering more DSP events in the future,” 695Hoops.com founder Al Schell said.
Written by Edgar Walker courtesy of MDHOOPS.NET
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