Recruiting Info

Women’s Basketball Recruiting Guidelines

NCAA DIVISION I:

Point Guard (5’8″ +)

*Great ball handling skills
*Great passing skills
*Ability to knock down open shots from the perimeter
*Displays exceptional floor leadership
*Excellent court awareness
*Exceptional athleticism and lateral quickness
*Ability to break defenders down off the dribble
*Minimum of 7 PPG

Shooting Guard (5’10” +)

*Exceptional shooter from the perimeter
*Extremely athletic with very good lateral quickness
*Good ball handling skills
*Good passing skills
*Ability to score the basketball from different areas on the floor
*Good court awareness
*Ability to break defenders down off the dribble
*Minimum of 7 PPG

Small Forward (5″11″ +)

*Extremely athletic with good lateral quickness
*Very versatile all-around skills
*Ability to score the basketball from different areas on the floor
*Minimum of 7 PPG

Power Forward (6’0″ +)

*Ability to play with back to the basket or facing the basket
*Very good rebounding skills
*Extremely athletic
*Ability to run the floor extremely well
*Minimum of 7 PPG

Center (6’2″ +)

*Ability to play with back to the basket
*Very good rebounding skills
*Ability to run the floor extremely well
*Extremely athletic
*Minimum of 7 PPG

NCAA DIVISION II:

Point Guard (5’7″ +)

*Very good ball handling skills
*Very good passing skills
*Ability to knock down open shots from the perimeter
*Displays very good floor leadership
*Excellent court awareness
*Very good athleticism and lateral quickness
*Ability to break defenders down off the dribble
*Minimum of 7 PPG

Shooting Guard (5’8″ +)

*Exceptional shooter from the perimeter
*Very good athleticism with very good lateral quickness
*Good ball handling skills
*Good passing skills
*Ability to score the basketball from different areas on the floor
*Good court awareness
*Ability to break defenders down off the dribble
*Minimum of 7 PPG

Small Forward (5’10” +)

*Very athletic with good lateral quickness
*Versatile all-around skills
*Ability to score the basketball from different areas on the floor
*Ability to break defenders down off the dribble
*Minimum of 7 PPG

Power Forward (5’11” +)

*Ability to play with back to the basket or facing the basket
*Very good rebounding skills
*Very Athletic
*Ability to run the floor well
*Minimum of 7 PPG

Center (6’0″ +)

*Ability to play with back to the basket
*Very good rebounding skills
*Ability to run the floor well
*Very Athletic
*Minimum of 7 PPG with the exception of student-athletes who are 6’3″ and above

NCAA DIVISION III:

Point Guard (5’5″ +)

*Good ball handling skills
*Good passing skills
*Ability to knock down open shots from the perimeter
*Displays good floor leadership
*Good court awareness
*Good athleticism and lateral quickness
*Ability to break defenders down off the dribble
*Minimum 7 PPG

Shooting Guard (5’7″ +)

*Exceptional shooter from the perimeter
*Athletic with good lateral quickness
*Good ball handling skills
*Good passing skills
*Ability to score the basketball from different areas on the floor
*Good court awareness
*Ability to break defenders down off the dribble
*Minimum 7 PPG

Small Forward (5’8″ +)

*Athletic
*Versatile all-around skills
*Ability to score the basketball from different areas on the floor
*Ability to break defenders down off the dribble
*Minimum 7 PPG

Power Forward (5’9″ +)

*Ability to play with back to the basket
*Good rebounding skills
*Athletic
*Ability to run the floor well
*Minimum 7 PPG

Center (5’11” +)

*Ability to play with back to the basket
*Good rebounding skills
*Ability to run the floor well
*Athletic
*Minimum 7 PPG with the exception of student-athletes who are 6’2″ and above

NAIA DIVISION I:

Point Guard (5’6″ +)

*Very good ball handling skills
*Very good passing skills
*Ability to knock down open shots from the perimeter
*Displays good floor leadership
*Very good court awareness
*Very good athleticism and lateral quickness
*Ability to break defenders down off the dribble
*Minimum of 7 PPG

Shooting Guard (5’8″ +)

*Exceptional shooter from the perimeter
*Very good athleticism with very good lateral quickness
*Good ball handling skills
*Good passing skills
*Ability to score the basketball from different areas on the floor
*Good court awareness
*Ability to break defenders down off the dribble
*Minimum of 7 PPG

Small Forward (5’9″ +)

*Very athletic with good lateral quickness
*Versatile all-around skills
*Ability to score the basketball from different areas on the floor
*Ability to break defenders down off the dribble
*Minimum of 7 PPG

Power Forward (5’10” +)

*Ability to play with back to the basket or facing the basket
*Very good rebounding skills
*Very Athletic
*Ability to run the floor well
*Minimum of 7 PPG

Center (5’11” +)

*Ability to play with back to the basket
*Very good rebounding skills
*Ability to run the floor well
*Very Athletic
*Minimum of 7 PPG with the exception of student-athletes who are 6’2″ and above

NAIA DIVISION 2:

Point Guard (5’5″ +)

*Very good ball handling skills
*Very good passing skills
*Ability to knock down open shots from the perimeter
*Displays good floor leadership
*Good court awareness
*Good athleticism and lateral quickness
*Ability to break defenders down off the dribble
*Minimum of 7 PPG

Shooting Guard (5’7″ +)

*Exceptional shooter from the perimeter
*Good athleticism with good lateral quickness
*Good ball handling skills
*Good passing skills
*Ability to score the basketball from different areas on the floor
*Good court awareness
*Ability to break defenders down off the dribble
*Minimum of 7 PPG

Small Forward (5’8″ +)

*Good athleticism
*Versatile all-around skills
*Ability to score the basketball from different areas on the floor
*Ability to break defenders down off the dribble
*Minimum of 7 PPG

Power Forward (5’10” +)

*Ability to play with back to the basket
*Good rebounding skills
*Athletic
*Ability to run the floor well
*Minimum of 7 PPG

Center (5’11” +)

*Ability to play with back to the basket
*Good rebounding skills
*Ability to run the floor well
*Athletic
*Minimum of 7 PPG with the exception of student-athletes who are 6’2″ and above

Preferred Grades for All Divsions:
3.0 GPA +24 ACT + 1000 SAT (out of 1600)
(No scores needed for underclassmen)

 

Recruiting Tip

Scholarships are earned, not just handed out. Ultimately, your performance on the court will determine whether or not you will play at the collegiate level. Never expect a scholarship.