iBall FOCUS standout Phil Henry selected #2 Overall in Cibacopa Draft; Signs with Ostioneros de Guaymas (Mexico)


phil-henryPhil Henry (6’8″ / 203 cm, PF C, Marlton, NJ) has been selected as the #2 Overall Draft pick in the Cibacopa Draft held in March.  Immediately thereafter, Henry agreed to a deal with Ostioneros de Guaymas (Mexico).

In February, Henry impressed at the 2015 iBall FOCUS camp in New Brunswick, New Jersey, earning top interior player accolades and an All-Star Team selection.  He was courted by scouts Continue reading

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The Value of Bosman or Conotou Status for Earning Pro Basketball Contracts


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Two in particular are when players qualify for Continue reading

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2015 Mens iBall FOCUS (NJ) Official Scouting Report Released


IBALL FOCUS LOGOiBall United proudly presents the 2015 Men’s iBall FOCUS Scouting Report.   The 2015 iBall FOCUS – NJ was held in New Brunswick, NJ on February 28, 2015.   Some of the nation’s top free agent basketball players gathered to put their skills to the test to impress scouts for the purpose of earning of professional basketball contracts.  The report features a breakdown of player rankings and includes all game video and rosters for further consideration on the

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2015 iBall FOCUS NJ All-Star Video Released


iBall United proudly presents the 2015 iBall FOCUS “ALL-STAR SELECTION SHOWCASE” Official Video.

After a thorough evaluation of various drills and a number of games, the iBall Scout team identified eighteen of the camp’s top performers to compete in the All-Star Selection Showcase.

Drills were conducted in collaboration with All-State Basketball and under the leadership of co-founders John Celestand and Mars Mellish.  Scouting was directed by multi-year overseas pro and Big 5 Hall of Famer, Crista Ricketts.  The All-Star Showcase Video was produced by Big Star Raw Sports.   Continue reading

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Osborne claims MVP of 2015 iBall FOCUS – New Jersey


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Brantley Osborne (6-4, 185, G, Shepherdstown, WV) has been named the Most Valuable Player of the 2015 iBall FOCUS – New Jersey.   On Saturday, February 28th, in New Brunswick, NJ, Osborne displayed a full arsenal of professional level offensive and defensive basketball skills.

One scout commented saying that Brantley ‘has the it factor.’  After a thorough deliberation, it has been determined that Osborne’s dominance in all aspects of drills, game play, all-star competition, and off-the-court demeanor, pushed him above other talented players to claim the FOCUS’ top spot.

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How to Make Basketball Resumes, Highlight Films, and Game Videos for Scouting


PRO FILE REVIEW ICONPlayers and agents are often asked to respond to requests for open positions in the international basketball market.

In your response, GM’s will be looking for information that communicates Continue reading

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FOCUS is One Week Away! Everything you need to know about the next iBall Pro Basketball Exposure Camp …


marketing - flyer - iBall FOCUS 20150113The 2015 iBall FOCUS (New Jersey) is just a week away! FOCUS is the premier opportunity for pro basketball prospects to be evaluated, marketed, and signed for early signing periods for South American and Australian leagues and late signings in Europe and US Semi-Pro seasons.  All details are below:

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Saturday, February 28 from noon – 5pm (player arrival 11am) at New Brunswick Middle School 1125 Livingston Avenue New Brunswick, NJ 08901

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iBall FOCUS is a training and exposure camp for players seeking opportunities for the advancement of their professional basketball careers.   NBA-level Continue reading

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Clark Scores 45, Grabs 15 Rebounds for Cuauhtémoc (Mexico)


Bryce Clark iBall Pro CombineBryce Clark (6-7, F, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Juan Lopez) set career highs in both points and rebounds, leading the way for Manzaneros de Cuauhtémoc in the Mexico Chihuahua Men’s Professional League.

Clark scored 45 points on and grabbed 15 rebounds as Cuauhtémoc and head coach Pacheco Gustovo pulled out a hard-fought win over the Mineros by the score of 118-111.

Clark was recently signed and waived after a short stint with Cerveceros de Meoqui (Mexico).  Clark’s agent, Juan Lopez, moved quickly to negotiate a deal with Efren Penaflores and management at Manzaneros to reunite Clark with his fans and followers in Mexico. Continue reading

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Trautman Leading League in Scoring, Undefeated with BC Zwickau (Germany)


Anthony Trautman - iBall Pro CombineAnthony Trautman (6-1, SG, Lebanon, PA) is leading in a huge way for BC Zwickau, a team which competes in the professional ranks of Germany – 2 Regionalliga.  Head Coach Stephan Wolf ‘s Zwickau is currently undefeated (12-0).

Trautman is leading the way.  Trautman is Immediately out of the gate, Trautman earned player of the Month Honors (October 2014).  His 24 points per game leads the league and he also leads the Zwickau in 6 statistical categories; Points Per Game (24),  Total Points (336), Field Goals Per Game (5.79), Field Goals Made (81), Three Point Field Goals Per Game (3.21), and Three Point Field Goals Made (45). He ranks 2nd in both Free Throws made and %. Continue reading

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Donahue leading the way for Hvidovre (Denmark)


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Kevin Donahue (6-1 / 185 cm, PG, Pawcatuck, CT) is making an impact for Hvidovre Basket Club in the Denmark professional league.

Donahue scored 1,714 points at Stonington High and was an 1,000-point scorer at Assumption College.

Participating in the 2014 iBall Pro Combine, Donahue ranked 2nd overall in assists (3.3 per game) and led his team to the combine semifinals.  He also ranked 4th overall in both shuttle (3.5 secs) and multidirectional movement 6.9 secs), according to stats by MAXOUT.   He now leads Hvidovre Basket Club, which is located in a suburb of Copenhagen, in a host of statistical categories. Continue reading

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