The Mid-season Talk: Player/Agent Discussions

As the overseas basketball season hits a crucial juncture, players around the world should gear up for essential conversations with their agents regarding the future. Whether you’re currently on the court or are experiencing a gap-year, now is the time to discuss and plan ahead. Here, I will provide key questions (there are many more) […]

Import Player Expectations Overseas…

In the realm of professional basketball, the recruitment of international players, often referred to as imports, is a common practice for teams looking to bolster their rosters with diverse talent and skill sets. However, one of the recurring questions that I get is whether teams overseas primarily seek imports to serve as main scorers. Let’s […]

Overcoming The Midseason Mental Hurdle Overseas…

The middle of the season often marks a critical juncture where players start feeling the weight of the long journey they’ve embarked upon. The longing for home becomes unbearable as FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) seeps in.  As the days pass by and the end of the season draws nearer, it’s common for athletes 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 […]

Practical Paths For Non-D1 College Hoopers In Overseas Basketball…

In my last blogpost, I wrote about the difficulties that non-D1 college players face overseas. Now I will provide strategic approaches and actionable solutions for these aspiring hoopers.  -Showcases, Tours Etc. Instead of being intimidated by the competitive field, non-D1 players can focus on showcasing their unique skills and strengths. Attend select, and elite showcases, […]

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 Vital Role of International Health Insurance…

If you are lucky enough to be a Euroleague player or a player on top teams, you may not need this post, but for the majority of players, this could be one of the most important blogs I have written in order to save a lot of hassle and stress. Let’s explore why securing comprehensive […]

Securing Your Future As An Import Player Overseas…

As a professional athlete, time is never on your side, and this rings especially true for basketball players competing overseas. While other sports often offer the security of multi-season contracts, the majority of contracts in overseas basketball are typically for just one season. This means that there’s little room for underperformance or setbacks. The pressure […]

Crafting An Impressive Basketball Player Resume…

Crafting a standout player resume is the first step to catching the eyes of agents and teams. In this blogpost, I will explain what should be included in your resume, the optimal length, and some essential do’s and don’ts to elevate your chances of getting noticed. Key Elements of a Player Resume Contact Information   – […]