Derek Hall returns to Hungary, signs with Falko KC


Derek HallDerek Hall (7’0 F/C, Northampton, PA) found a new home just before the 2014-15 European basketball season starts by signing with Falko KC of Hungary’s A Division Basketball League.  Hall returns to familiar soil as Hungary is where he played last year for Marso NYKK and was very solid in 32 games averaging 10 points and 6 rebounds per game.
Derek Hall played dominated as was named MVP of the 2013 iBall Pro Combineleading the tournament in rebounds (10.3).  He was second in Field Goal percentage (68%) and scored 15 points per game playing against some of the top free agents in the United States. Continue reading

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Joscar Demby Selected for SMAA Overseas Tour


Joscar DembyJoscar Demby (6’8 PF, Bolingbrook, IL) will get an opportunity to showcase his talent once more as he was selected for the 2014 Basketball Aid International Opportunity Tour to Germany. Basketball Aid is a collaboration with IamFocused, SMAA, and Hans Beth, former Head coach of Hanau Whitewings.

Demby was recently named 2014 All-iBall Pro Combine Third Team while making a strong contribution to the iBall Pro Combine Championship campaign. Continue reading

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Graessle lands first deal with C.A.M. Enrique Soler (Spain)


IMG_7096Joe Graessle (6’3 G, Grove City, OH, iBall United) will carry the momentum of a strong collegiate career by starting his career in a country rich in basketball tradition. The NCAA Division II active career leader in points scored reached an agreement with C.A.M. Enrique Soler in Spain’s EBA League.  Greassle will play under the direction of Head Coach Javier Nieto and will also have the opportunity to train frequently with Melilla Baloncesto of LEB ORO.

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Tobin Carberry signs with Hottur Egilsstadir (Iceland)


Tobin CarberryTobin Carberry (6’4 G, Hamden CT) is headed to Europe this coming basketball season as he signs with Hottur Egilssradir in Iceland’s Division 1 league. Carberry is the latest addition to the team that had a strong runner-up finish against Fjolnir this past season.

Just several weeks ago Tobin Carberry played in iBall United’s Pro-Combine and was named to the 2014 All-iBall second team at the end of the tournament. Continue reading

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John Merchant signs with Italian Team L.B. Legnano Basket (A2 Silver)


John-MerchantJohn Merchant (6’0 G, Middletown, NY) took a major step in advancing his basketball career by signing with Italian A2 basketball team in LB Legnano Basket. The team finished second in the regular season and topped their group in the finals (Serie B League). Their impressive showing moved their team up to the A2 Silver League. Legnano and Coach Ferrari Mattia make history by selecting to Merchant. The super explosive, combo guard is the first American player to ever sign with the club. Continue reading

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2014 Men’s Pro Scouting Report for iBall Pro Basketball Combine


2014 iBall Pro Combine Mens Scouting ReportiBall United is excited to announce the official release of the 2014 Men’s Pro Scouting Report from iBall Pro Combine

The report includes comprehensive scouting materials on 50 of the best U.S. Men’s Free Agents of 2014 and features some of the following:

  • Detailed Player Attribute Reviews
  • Speed and Athletic test scores by MAXOUT
  • Fully Customized Signing Resumes (most players)
  • Video scouting reports by Basketballplayeradvisor.com  (most players)
  • Easily Translated in 60+ Languages
  • All Game and Drills Video
  • Game Statistics
  • Player and Agency Contact Information
  • Much More!

Each year, iBall United strives to deliver the most comprehensive scouting report of the summer signing period.  And with the help of our most talented players to date, we are confident that the 2014 Men’s Pro Scouting Report is our best report ever!

Click Here to check out the 2014 Men’s Pro Scouting Report

 

The iBall Mission to build and sustain the successful careers of players, agents, and other basketball management across the globe.  Select from a suite of services, many of which can be customized to fit your unique needs.

•Help Finding Teams and Agents  •iBall Pro Combine  •Pro Signing Resumes •Finding and Signing Your Next Player   •Help with Evaluating Offers or Contracts, Professional Marketing Packages  •Pro Camps, Tryouts, and Tours  •Customized Video Packages  •Ratings for Camps Tours and Tryouts   •Finding Answers to Common Questions   •Free Pro Player Guide   •Get Scouted

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2014 All iBall Pro Combine First Team Selections Announced


2014 iBall Pro Combine Foul Shot Full ViewWe’re excited to announce the 2014 All iBall Pro Combine First Team! Choosing the best of the best was not an easy task as this year’s pool of players were very competitive and showcased a high level of talent and many different skill sets.  Scouting notes were taken by a group of current and current Professional coaches, agents, and players.   Results of Athletic Tests conducted by MAXOUT, as well as player attitude reports were also considered.  Game stats, individual workout results conducted by TheOriginalProfender, and player character reports were added to the evaluations.  Summaries were then compiled and critiqued.  So without further adieu, we are excited to announce the All-iBall Pro Combine First Team!

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Deshawn Curtis Claims MVP of 2014 iBall Pro Combine


Deshawn Curtis iBall Pro Combine MVPDeshawn Curtis (6’7″, 224lb, Forward, Prospect Park, PA) has been named Most Valuable Player of the 2014 iBall Pro Combine.  Curtis was an obvious choice, outpacing all combine players with a #1 ranking in 14 Statistical Categories!  Some of his numbers include the following;  18.3 points per game (#1 overall),  27.3 points valoration per game (#1 overall), 8 rebounds per game (#1 overall including 3.7 offensive-#2 overall), 1.7 assists per game, 22 total field goals made (#1 overall), and 24 total rebounds (#1 overall) to name a few.

Curtis began his dominance early, recording 25 points, 11 rebounds, and an iBall Pro Combine Record 37-point valuation while leading Coach Terrell Stokes’ Red Team to victory in his very first game.

Throughout the combine, Curtis displayed an innate ability to draw contact and finish plays above the rim.  His 9 of 11 free throws led all players in foul shots attempted and made.   A very intelligent player, he showcased an ability to read what the defense was giving him.  He repeatedly beat taller defenders by turning, facing, and taking them to the basket off of the dribble.  Smaller defenders were dominated in the post.  Deshawn also boasted great form and accuracy from beyond the arc as he connected on 2 of the 3 triples (67%) he attempted.

Deshawn’s Lateral Lane Shuttle score of 3.9 seconds (according to stats by MAXOUT) was 8th overall, which is extremely impressive for a player his size.

In addition to tournament play, drills, and athletic testing, all 50 players were also evaluated on criteria related to character, competitive drive, and ability to contribute positively to a winning effort.   Curtis led his team to the combine tournament final and received rave reviews from many Coaches, Trainers, and Scouts .  “Extraordinary player and extremely coachable,” said professional trainer and creator of The Original Profender, Tony Devine.   

Curtis was courted by many player representatives at iBall Pro Combine and later signed with iBall Management, a full service and global sports agency.  “A well deserved honor for a relentless competitor,” said Michael Walker, NBPA and FIBA Agent and CEO of iBall Management.  

Curtis enters free agency after an outstanding career at Cheyney University.  In 2013-14, he finished 16th in the nation in points per game (21.7).  He also averaged 8.2 rebounds per game and was twice named both PSAC and ECAC Player of the week.   Curtis finished his season and career by connecting on 20 consecutive free throws.

For all interest in Deshawn Curtis, contact NBPA and FIBA agent Michael Walker at 610-279-3769.  For more scouting information, please view the video below and visit www.iballunited.net/deshawn-curtis.

For A List of All 2014 iBall Pro Combine Players, with Resumes that include Bios, Career History, Video, References, Agency, and Contact Info Please Click Here.

The iBall Mission to build and sustain the successful careers of players, agents, and other basketball management across the globe.  Select from a suite of services, many of which can be customized to fit your unique needs.

•Help Finding Teams and Agents  •iBall Pro Combine  •Pro Signing Resumes •Finding and Signing Your Next Player   •Help with Evaluating Offers or Contracts, Professional Marketing Packages  •Pro Camps, Tryouts, and Tours  •Customized Video Packages  •Ratings for Camps Tours and Tryouts   •Finding Answers to Common Questions   •Free Pro Player Guide   •Get Scouted

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Everything You Need to Know About 2014 iBall Pro Combine


The 2014 iBall Pro Combine (iBPC) is just a week away!  Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you already know that iBPC is the premier opportunity for pro basketball prospects to be evaluated, marketed, and signed for the 2014-15 Season.  All details are below:

DATE  / TIME / LOCATION :   

Saturday and Sunday, July 19th and 20th

WORKSHOP: *Saturday, July 19th from 7:30 pm – 9 pm 

Valley Forge Casino Resort, 1160 FIRST AVENUE KING OF PRUSSIA, PA 19406

The Workshop is to be held in the Hemlock Conference Room

COMBINE: Sunday, July 20th from 11:00 am – 7pm

*All Registered players should arrive at 10:15 sharp

The Hill School , Sports Complex, 860 Beech Street, Pottstown, PA 19464

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ABOUT

THE WORKSHOP

Learn the 7 Essential Steps to Building and Sustaining a career in professional basketball.   Presenters include Founder and Chairman of iBall United, Howard Brown, NBPA and FIBA agent, Michael Walker and Agency Financial Planner, Belin Robertson  Also attending: agents, coaches, scouts & other combine directors.

*The workshop is optional but highly recommended for all players registered for iBall Pro Combine. Coaches, agents, other attendees are welcome. Register in advance.

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THE COMBINE

SCOUTS, PARTNERS, and AFFILIATES
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Isiah Mason Inks Deal with Philadelphia Spirits (ABA)


Isiah Mason cropIsiah Mason (6’2 G, Philadelphia PA) will start his professional career close to home as he and the team that signed him; The Philadelphia Spirit are looking to surprise the ABA in their inaugural season. Continue reading

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