The “When I Make It To A Bigger League” Myth…

In the world of overseas hoops, it’s not uncommon to hear athletes express their aspirations of reaching higher leagues as a catalyst for taking their game more seriously.  Excuse my French, but that is a bunch of bullsh*t! The notion that a bigger paycheck or a more prestigious platform will magically transform one’s approach to […]

EXPERTS EXPERTING with Samantha Cooper…Who Are You Really?

Hello! My name is Samantha Cooper. I have recently completed my Master’s of Science at the University of Western States in Sport and Performance Psychology. I completed my undergraduate studies at Fairfield University, Majoring in Biology and Minoring in Physics and French. I currently play professional basketball overseas and have lived and played in 7 […]

The Difficulties Non-D1 Players Face Overseas…

Non-D1 college players (D2, D3, NAIA, Juco) face a multitude of unjust challenges as they strive to carve out their niche overseas. From intense competition to the daunting task of securing reputable representation, the journey towards international basketball success is fraught with obstacles. Here are a few of those challenges. -Intense Competition  The overseas basketball […]

The Crucial Rule For Managing Your Visa…

While playing professionally overseas, one of the most critical aspects to manage is your visa. Ultimately, this is YOUR responsibility. Not your agent, nor the team. Of course the team should manage the situation, but you need to be informed and know the rules of your stay overseas. Key Takeaways: Never overstay your visa expiration […]

Maintaining Work-Life Harmony As A Pro Hooper Overseas…

Overseas hoopers face unique challenges. In this blog post, I will explore practical strategies and valuable insights to help hoopers excel on and off the court, while finding harmony in their careers and personal lives. Prioritize Self-Care Your well-being is the foundation of your success. Prioritize self-care by incorporating healthy habits into your routine. Proper […]

The Impact of Your Social Media Feed on Your Professional Basketball Career…

As an overseas basketball consultant, I understand the importance of presenting yourself in the best possible light to teams and agents. One aspect that often gets overlooked is the influence of your social media feed. In this blogpost, I will explain why your social media presence matters and provide tips on how to make it […]

Player Empowerment: Negotiating The Terms in Agent/Player Contracts

In the world of professional basketball, players are often represented by agents who negotiate contracts on their behalf. But what about the contracts between the agent and the player? Is the player able to negotiate terms or does the player have no right to indicate that some terms are not beneficial to him/her? While these […]

Why Securing A Contract Overseas Is Harder Than Ever…

In the ever-evolving world of overseas basketball, aspiring Gap Year players and Rookies are facing an increasingly uphill battle in securing contracts. The player market has become fiercely competitive, with a multitude of factors making it increasingly challenging. Here are some reasons… 1. A Flood of Talent: As the allure of playing overseas has grown […]

Navigating Player Termination Without An Agent: The Challenges…

Facing termination from a team in overseas basketball is a difficult situation for any player. However, the challenges become even more pronounced when the player does not have an agent by their side. Let’s explore some of the specific challenges they may face: 1. Limited knowledge of contractual obligations: Without an agent, players may have […]