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College Basketball in Ohio

Hi all! I'm a high school junior and a basketball player hoping to continue playing in college. I'm considering schools in Ohio - anyone have any recommendations or experiences with college basketball programs in the state?

6 months ago

Hi there! It's awesome that you're thinking about continuing to play basketball in college. Ohio has plenty of options when it comes to college basketball programs, ranging from NCAA Division I, II, to III.

For Division I basketball programs, there's the University of Cincinnati, Ohio State University, Xavier University, and University of Dayton, among others. These programs are generally more competitive, and you can expect a significant time commitment to practice and games.

In Division II, schools like Ashland University, the University of Findlay, and Cedarville University have strong basketball programs. They often offer a better balance between athletics and academics.

Division III schools in Ohio, such as Ohio Wesleyan University, Kenyon College, and Oberlin College, are known for emphasizing balance between sports participation and academics for athletes. Although they may not offer athletic scholarships, these colleges can still provide competitive playing opportunities as well as financial aid through merit-based scholarships and need-based aid.

It's important to research each program thoroughly to see where you would be a good fit in terms of the level of competition, academic opportunities, and the overall campus environment - remember, your college experience won't just be on the court. It can also be helpful to reach out to the coaching staff at the schools you're interested in, provide them with your highlight videos, and potentially attend camps or showcases where you can showcase your skills.

Good luck with your college search and basketball journey!

6 months ago

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