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What should I do?


Hey guys, I am kind of in a bind for what I want to do when I graduate high school. I'm a 6'1", 205 LBS Junior, and I play baseball and basketball. Going into my Sophomore year, I tore my ACL in a basketball tournament. I had surgery, and as of about three months ago, I was fully cleared to begin full sports activity. As far as baseball goes, I have received a good bit of interest from some D1 and D2 teams. As far as basketball goes, I have talked to a few D3 teams. I was told by my Doctor that I should hold out from the high school season in basketball, just to be safe. I have been working the past two months with one of the UGA basketball assistants, and I am playing travel basketball this spring, along with baseball. In basketball I am a pretty decent player. Shooting 3's, and defense are probably my two biggest strengths. I can dribble decently, but it is something that I am working on every day. Baseball is obviously my better sport, but I love basketball. I love baseball though as well, so I'm not sure what to do. I have a little more passion for basketball, but I could play baseball at a higher level. Should I look at some D2, or NAIA schools for basketball as well? I wouldn't mind playing D3 at all, but I want to go to a school where I can get a good education, and somewhere where they are serious about sports as well. I have a 3.5 GPA, so I don't think I'd have to worry about getting in. If I do choose basketball, do you think I'd have a chance at playing D2, or NAIA, or just D3? Thanks!

Ralph Turner:
Choose the college with the academic program:

-- at a college that you like
-- in an area of the country where you want to be
-- that gives you the best financial aid package for your GPA and SAT/ACT***
-- for a coach and an athletic program that reflects your values.

Take a long meditative walk and listen to your heart tell you where you need to be to fulfill dreams that are 50 years into the future.

*** Some D3 schools with better academic programs may offer more "academic" financial aid than a D1-D2-NAIA "athletic" scholarship.


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