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Frequently Asked Questions

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  • 1

    What does it mean if I haven’t been evaluated by Transition Hoops Report?

  • Obviously Transition Hoops Report cannot evaluate players that we haven’t seen play. Our staff travels to high school games and tournaments, exposure tournaments, and showcases throughout our region as well as watching game film from THR profiles. The games we attend are based on the recommendations of the college coaches and other sources in our network. Sometimes players slip through the cracks so our showcase series will be the best way to guarantee that we will see you play.

    Transition Hoops Report makes our evaluations based on what skills a player showcases and how those skills will translate to college basketball.  Therefore, we will create an evaluation for those players whose game stands out in a positive way. This isn’t always the player that scores the most points or takes the most shots. There is a big difference between taking quality shots and forcing bad shots. The THR staff has a trained eye to notice who is defending, boxing out and rebounding, distributing the ball, setting players up with screens, etc. The basis of all recruiting is how well a player does their job/role/position in comparison to other players in their area, state, region or country and that is what the Transition Hoops Report staff is looking to evaluate.

     

     

  • 2

    How did Transition Hoops Report make my evaluation?

  • Transition Hoops Report evaluations are made by our staff when we see an athlete play in a high school game, in a traveling team game, at a showcase, from game film, etc. We will also use feedback from college coaches and other trusted sources. Our content is based on how we see a player’s game translating to college basketball. We are looking for strengths and weaknesses that will be exposed at the college level. Evaluations often change as we gather more information (see more games, increase or decrease in recruitment, injuries, etc.).

    Evaluations can be a tool for a college coach to start the recruiting process but also as a tool for a player to improve on weaknesses and see what college coaches are looking for.

  • 3

    Will I get evaluated even if I am not a subscriber to the Transition Hoops Report website?

  • Transition Hoops Report will evaluate any player whose game stands out in a positive way, regardless if they are a subscriber or not. Our evaluation will be based on what we think your recruitable position will be, your strengths and weaknesses, and what college level we think you have the potential to play at. Other than your name, class, and high school, we won’t add any additional information to a non-subscriber’s player page. A college looking to recruit you will want the information that a subscriber will provide such as your contact information, GPA and test scores, game film, etc. College recruiters can’t start the process with only a name so it is to a player’s benefit to set up a player profile. Click here to start the process.

  • 4

    Why do I have an evaluation but no star rating?

  • Transition Hoops Report may make an evaluation but may not include a star rating. It simply means we may need to see the player play again. Many younger players (9th, 10th, or 11th graders) won’t have a star rating because it is hard to tell what level a player is at until their body is fully matured.

  • 5

    What does the star rating mean?

  • Players receiving a 5 star rating are mid-major minus type players to high major NCAA Division 1 players.

    Players receiving a 4 star rating are low major Division 1 prospects and Division 2 or NAIA full scholarship players. 

    Players receiving a 3 star rating are Division 2 and NAIA partial scholarship prospects or top prospects at the Division 3 or NWAC.  These can also be recruited walk on players at the division 1 level.

    Players receiving a 2 star rating are partial scholarship prospects in the NWAC or minimal scholarship athletes for Division 2 / NAIA. 

    Players receiving a 1 star rating are walk on prospects for small college basketball. 

    In all cases, there will generally be a further explanation in the “Notes” section of a player’s profile.  The star rating can and will change as player's body and skill set develops.

  • 6

    How did Transition Hoops Report make my star rating?

  • Transition Hoop's star rankings are a symbol of what college level we believe a player can play at the time of our evaluation. Our star rating can change as we gather more information (see more games, increase or decrease in recruitment, injuries, etc.). The star rating is a great way for colleges and players to quickly find players at different college levels. All players with star ratings will have evaluations.

  • 7

    Why should I fill out a profile?

  • Even if a player has a star rating and is evaluated, college coaches need a lot more information about a player in order to start the recruiting process. Coaches need player contact information, grade point averages, game film, etc. With millions of potential prospects across the world, players can’t give a coach any reason to move on to the next athlete. A profile is a prospect’s best way to sell themselves to college coaches.

    If you don’t have an evaluation or star rating, it is still important to fill out a profile.  Coaches can still view your profile and game film if you are listed on the website. Transition Hoops Report can also do an evaluation based on the game film in your profile if it is good quality. Being proactive is the best way to get recruited.

  • 8

    Why does Transition Hoops Report ask for certain information on a profile?

  • Everything in the profile has a purpose and is intended to help players and college coaches in the recruiting process. Game film helps a coach evaluate a player faster than if they had to see them live. Academic information can help a coach see if players meet entrance standards for their college and help players find other forms of scholarships. Facebook and Twitter accounts can help a coach get a better feel for the type of person a player is. All of the information is designed to match a player with the right college program.

  • 9

    Why doesn't Transition Hoops Report evaluate players younger than 9th grade?

  • Players develop at different paces. Some mature early and some mature late. Therefore, it is impossible to know how good players younger than the 9th grade are going to be when they will become a senior in high school. Transition Hoops Report believes that those younger players should be working as hard as they can to make themselves the best basketball players possible. They need to understand what colleges are looking for and how the recruiting process works but their primary focus should be on developing their skills and the mental side of the game. Generally speaking, college coaches are not going to recruit players younger than 9th grade.

  • 10

    How does Transition Hoops Report make their class rankings?

  • Transition Hoops Report ranks players based on college basketball potential and what position a prospect will be recruited to play. The staff takes into account how well each player’s skill set, size, athleticism, and mental toughness translates to the college game. Some players are extremely productive at the high school level and put up big numbers but their game (or certain parts of the game) doesn’t translate to the college level.

  • 11

    What does a player profile page look like?

  • Sample Page

    A completed player pfofile page will include all the items in yellow which are the player's contact information, high school information, travel team information (if applicable) as well as any social media, highlight or game film and an additional area where the player can enter whatever he chooses.

    The contact information is critical to college coaches because it makes it so much easier for them to get a hold of a player. Including your email, phone number and mailing address gives them the information they need to reach out to you.

    The high school information gives them some context to know where you are playing during the high school season. You should definitely include the size of your school and the level that you have played at to go along with your coach's name and phone number.

    You travel team information tells college coaches where you will be in the off season. It can be difficult to to find players when they are not playing for their school so this is a great way to let them know what team you travel with.

    Social media and videos can also give coaches a sense of who you are. By following you on Twitter and friending you on Facebook, coaches can learn more about you then just basketball. The videos are another big part of your recuiting. If you have a great highlight video or game film, be sure to connect to it here. Coaches can spend hours looking for film on players so this saves them a great deal of time.

    The "WHAT SHOULD COACHES KNOW ABOUT YOU" area is a free form area to put whatever you want. Information like your off season travel schedule, extra curricular activities you participate in, etc. is great information to include.