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Proper Preparation not only Prevents Poor Performance, it puts us in a position to succeed. That is our goal!

Our Teams are in a focused training program to become professionals, albeit in something other than basketball. Their route will take them through one of the many fine colleges or universities renowned for their high standards of academic excellence and the proven success of their basketball program.

Our basketball players are focused on the end-goal of becoming professionals, at which time basketball will still be played for passion after all their work is done for the day. Like everything they do, they take it seriously and perform with both full effort and enthusiasm. That approach has gotten them to where they are today and is what will drive and motivate them on their own personal roads towards success.

Over the past 17 years, players involved with the programs have gone on to play (or are on their way to playing) at Williams, Middlebury, Bowdoin, Colby, Bates, Hamilton, Tufts, Wesleyan, Trinity, Connecticut College, Sarah Lawrence, Union, Hobart, Ithaca, RPI, Vassar, Bard, Clarkson, St Lawrence, Skidmore, MIT, WPI, Babson, Clark, Springfield, Emerson, Johns Hopkins, Swarthmore, Haverford, Dickinson, Franklin & Marshall, Muhlenberg, Washington College, Washington & Lee, NYU, Brandeis, Chicago, Emory, Rochester, Carnegie Mellon, Case Western, Washington University, Pomona, Claremont McKenna, Caltech, Occidental, Puget Sound, Colorado College, Macalester, St Olaf’s, Grinnell, Lawrence, Kenyon, Denison, Oberlin, Allegheny, Ohio Wesleyan, Sewanee, Rhodes, Birmingham Southern, Earlham, Hartwick, Gordon, Geneseo, Stevens, John Jay, Hunter, Susquehanna, Chatham, Emmanuel, Suffolk, Curry, RIC, Keuka, Franklin Pierce, American, Rice, Depaul, Fairfield, Furman, Vanderbilt, Elon, Holy Cross, Colgate, Binghamton, UMBC, Monmouth, Sacred Heart, Quinnipiac, FDU, Maryland, UConn and Duke (2).

In addition to the basketball players, several members are at schools in these same conferences and haven chosen to play a different sport. However they got there, the exclamation mark is on their success in having gotten into the schools of their respective choices.


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Harvey’s Annual Camp Email 2024 v1

February 5, 2024

Dear Players and Parents:

This information is for sharing, so PLEASE forward this email to your teammates, friends, coaches and siblings who will benefit from the information, hoping to Earn A College Uniform.

Seniors and their parents:  I will remove you from the mailing list automatically; this is the last email you will receive, no worries.  I am sending it to you to PLEASE forward this email to your younger teammates.  Thank you very much and good luck in college next year.  There is no need to unsubscribe – I will be doing that for you.  If you want to keep getting emails please let me know.  

For the 2024’s, this year is certainly unique.  You may not receive your financial aid packages until late March and there is nothing anyone can do about it.  It may be further delayed yet again.  This will also directly affect players not applying for FINANCIAL aid as the coaches won’t know who will be enrolling until June 1 this year – a full month later than usual.  So if you are waiting for confirmation you have a spot or waiting to see if your financial aid is enough to allow you to attend the schools you want, the situation is out of your hands because the FAFSA will not let the schools know your numbers until March at the earliest.  If you are considering a Post Grad year please get in touch with me – I can help and rosters are filling up.  Please see the section for 2024’s at the bottom for some points of interest if you are still looking.

2025’s, 2026’s and even 2027’s who are “ready”:  To get right to the list of Academic Camps please use this URL and click on the spreadsheet for the most updated version.  The text below the spreadsheet has this email (and other emails) giving you information about the recruiting process.

If you missed my speech last year:

As a College Advisor. I am focused on the challenging and changing recruiting environment in D3 for student athletes looking to Earn A College Uniform to play basketball at an academic school.  If you need help, and this year almost everyone does, please call or email me.  203-329-0707 

What do I do?  I help as best I can.  I strive to reduce anxiety, taking away headaches, eliminate “opportunity loss” by keeping players on track, fill in the communication gaps and translate what is communicated between coaches, players, parents in each direction.  I know the coaches and have visited almost all of the academic schools.  Can I “place” you(r son or daughter) on a team?  No, only you(r son or daughter) can EARN that with an offer from a coach.  I do not do, or promise, placement.  I advise, counsel, guide and explain.  Need any of this?  Good.

Every year I recommend to players – the rising Seniors and Juniors plus the current Seniors considering a Post Grad year – they should attend summer exposure camps which will give them exposure to the college coaches at schools they are interested in for both academics and basketball.  I have linked a file with a listing of camps to assist you.  It will be updated often when new information comes in from the coaches so please check for updates at for info on the Academic Basketball Camp and All-Academic Camp, then click on CAMP LIST. & clicking on Click here for the full Camp List.

This year’s email is coming to you while you are still playing your hs season and colleges are nearing their conference playoffs because I think you need it early so you can ask questions and make plans, including a family vacation.  You can register for many of these camps – they may sell out later in the spring and some offer discounts for early registration – or wait until you are ready.  In the upcoming weeks please expect a plethora of emails, solicitations and seemingly irresistible too-good-to-be-true offers including a group of D1 experts soliciting the academic students to travel to foreign countries in order to be seen by college coaches – it’s all sales pitches unless the “right” college coaches are watching you. Then it is “real” for you.  Please know “exclusive invitations” are sent to several hundred players from every mailing list available.  I will help you with the road map and drill down to help you find the ones you really want and will benefit from.  If you are looking to play basketball at a top academic school you should choose camps with top academic college coaches watching you – by 10th grade you are beyond the point of needing drills to add skills – you need to be seen; please know that every time you see an offer from a camp which tells you that “you have been selected” please filter those words to mean your name is on their mailing list (unless you are getting calls, texts, letters and seeing the college coaches at your hs games or practices – in that case you really are a RECRUIT!); do not pay $175 for a showcase with no high academic school coaches in attendance (it often includes a highlight video made by an algorithm using every play with your number in the picture) or $295 for anyone to distribute your resume (argh!); please do not respond or pay to register your information with organizations promising to do something with it.  You can AND SHOULD do it yourself, better.  I see the same offers as you are getting from many services – my son is in the 11th grade and gets these emails all the time; he started getting them as a 7th grader. The key is coaches want to find your contact info – that’s all they need once they see you or watch your highlight video and this is the platform which NCSA is wonderfully based on – getting your information to the coaches and their information to you for them to see you.  But please send the emails directly to the coaches and not via a third-party platform which is easier but it’s just not the same as making the effort doing it yourself.  Re: camps and showcases, Unless there are lots of high academic coaches watching you I’m not a fan of it.  Regarding your information, my concern is to make sure nothing competes with your videos / contact information in Google or Bing search results when coaches look for you; your highlight video has your contact information clearly available to them.  This is what the college coaches are looking for.  This is what you want.  TO BE SEEN!  You do not need to pay for something you can do yourself, easily. I like the idea behind the list being advertised with every college basketball coach’s contact information for a $99 fee.  Some services have tools which you will find useful.  In my opinion, nothing beats experience and personal 1:1 contact with insight valuable to you with your personal priorities and interests PLUS financial situation.  The reason there are so many colleges out there for you to choose from is they are all different – all 1400+ of them. 

Of the top 100 academic colleges on both the National Universities and Liberal Arts Colleges lists, I have been to 96.5% of the schools.  Please email me with any questions.  If you want help with the entire recruitment process of how to Earn A College Uniform please call me at 203-329-0707.  I am here to help.

At the request of the college coaches, it is time for the Juniors (2025’s) to begin contacting the coaches and providing their information:

  1. Please go to the basketball websites of the colleges which interest you (and want to be recruited by) and complete the Prospective Athlete Questionnaire (“Recruit Me”).  Include the relevant information, but do not worry about being caught up in everything they ask – stats, social media, favorite food etc.
  2. Send an Eloquent Email to the coaches once you have completed the Questionnaire.  and give them your STUV: links to your VIDEO, attach your TRANSCRIPT + SAT/ACT (which you should be taking 3x this school year) SCORES – but not PSAT – and let them know your UPCOMING schedule for the winter and spring – both hs and club – & CAMPS
  3. With regard to your height – please remember you play basketball in sneakers so please measure yourself the same way; note your overall GPA as weighted or unweighted so they know without asking but do not worry if you only have it one way, not both; note an uptick in your GPA year to year if you have it; do not include a resume or stats – you have not yet helped they win a game and they will see what they want to see from your video.
  4. Make sure you give them a link to some video but do not worry if it is short or from a year ago – everyone understands.  A 2:45 highlight video is a great length; using several of your best quarters to assemble a quasi-full game is usually better than sending a full game since no one has ever played a perfect full game and there is usually so much down time in full games during which you are not playing but a 5-8 minute stretch/quarter shows everything you want.
  5. Do not feel rushed – the coaches are looking to build their database, not begin recruiting and making offers.  This is D3.  What they do want to know is who is out there in 2025 so they can get a feel for how they can fill their needs when they don’t take a position in 2024 (or a Grad Transfer who might come in May or June to fill a need for one year) because they have no room. They may recommend taking a Post Grad year at a New England /NY/NJ/PA boarding school (where college coaches go to recruit players) and become a 2025 which will be a VERY popular thing. You will want to consider it next year or as a reclass Junior year if you want to make the move.
  6.  and/or buy the book                              
  7. Buy 7 pairs of socks or t-shirt in a specific color so you can have a fresh one on June 27 and for every game at Babson on June July 1-2 (and wear them for each of your games at a Hoop Group Academic Elite camp and the Academic superbowl) so the coaches will see you in the same thing to identify you easily.  You do not need to coordinate all 3 – wearing a consistent single bright color socks or shorts or t-shirt every game the same will help you stand out.
  8. STAND OUT on the court every game you play.  If you have questions about what this means I will explain it when I speak at the camps and in detail at the June 22 “boot camp” when a lot of coaches join me to teach you how to STAND OUT at Babson.
  9. Clear out your vm on your phone, return every text or missed call or email within a few hours – not days, hours.
  10. Get full game video at every camp and tournament you can so you have material to make a highlight video and pick out your best quarters to make a quasi-full game to email links to the coaches.

I would like all current hs sophomores, juniors and seniors on their way to a post grad year to please make yourself a list of each college you would like to Earn A College Uniform and get coached your contact information directly from you – for ABC players they already have it from me – and will likely send you an invitation to their respective summer camps since you have shown interest in their school.

The logistics of the camps are pretty simple – it’s where the coaches are:  they go to watch players!  Hence, in my opinion, it is where you should go in June, July and August (and May/September, too, for a school you are very interested in).  Go on vacation as a family and make informal tours of the schools you are most interested. 

I put the camps into four different groups for the Boys (for the Girls please see the list of camps to find the equivalent camps and timing which differs slightly):

1)    Division 1 (all of the IVYs plus several Patriots and a few others falling into the academic box) exposure camps which are held in June and again in August for the players they consider to be “recruits” along with the 10+ players they consider to be “prospects” who they want to see play against their “recruits”; and, the rest of you will gain something important from their camp – being seen by the dozens (and dozens) of D3 high academic coaches who attend these camps to see this large group of players.  These camps range in size up to 220 players (Yale, Harvard, Brown, UPenn, Dartmouth, Cornell and Columbia) and 50+ D3 high academic coaches.  Please note: coaches from D1 schools cannot attend a camp unless it on their own campus or a certified non-school camp during the Live Period in May or July and the HS Federation weekends at the end of June.

2)     A camp at a D3 school is usually attended by the coaches from that college only, but sometimes other coaches will come to work.  You will want to go to the camp at a school you are interested in and want to play in front of the coach who can focus on you amongst the typically 30-40 players in attendance (occasionally more, sometimes half that many).  One additional reason to attend a specific camp run by a D3 coach even if you are not interested in the school:  to learn from that coach, e.g., Joe Reilly (Wesleyan) will teach you things you will find valuable and hold onto forever – and give the same “speech” to players as I do!  This information is worth going to their camps.  For Girls that list would include Amherst, Brandeis, WPI, Ursinus and Bowdoin.

3)     A pure exposure camp such as the All-Academic Camp now at BABSON on July 1-2 (NEW DATES), which along with the Hoop Group Academic Elite camp June 25-27 and July 23-25 (they also have a smaller version in August), usually has 450+ players and 130+ coaches from all levels but D1 cannot attend this year due to the NCAA schedule in effect.   D2 (the few academic ones) and the academic D3s are there.  There are four others which fall into this group:  my Academic Basketball Camp I will run June 27 to prepare players for the camp at BABSON 3 days later; Mike Weinstein’s Chicago events in August; the High Academic superbowl now in Seal Beach on (July 15-16) and the AAB Showcases in Seattle, Chicago and tbd. – I will be at most of these to speak to players and parents.  For the Girls there is Hank Desantis’ Hoop Mountain New England event on June tbd leading into the All-Academic Camp at Babson (dates tbd); the academic superbowl is July 15-16.  Hoop Group will have an academic camp tbd.

4)     Camps which offer highly beneficial teaching of skills through drills and a specific lesson plan.  Point Guard College and other major camps (Hoop Group has position camps) which may have college coaches in attendance but are not focused on the academic student; rather, primarily on very good basketball at excellent camps focused on the general teaching aspects and are great for younger players but not for exposure of high academic rising seniors as the college coaches are not there just watching.  For scholarship seeking players, please look at the Hoop Group Elite camps and the WCE Elite 100 showcases to find what you want.

Four major points to consider when choosing the camps:

1)     When are you done with school (final exams)?

2)     What can you afford?

3)     Can you play your best at the camp? Please make sure you have time to rest and recover – some of these camps will go on for hours of work, which is very good but takes a toll, for sure.

4)     Can you make a highlight video and get a full game video from the camps so you have what you need for the college coaches who want you to send them video?  This one is huge.  And why we shoot every game at 4 camps – plus all Hoop Group Camps and AAB showcases are videotaped – to make sure you can make a highlight video (or have me make one). Put in front of the coaches – they want to see video from you.

Here is what I recommend, depending on your respective answers to the 4 questions posed above (you do not need to do all of the “optional” camps; In each month 1 is enough and a couple are great to give you some experience, exposure and confidence leading up to the two “mandatory” camps):

Start with an IVY or Patriot school’s camp, on a weekend AFTER YOUR FINALS ARE OVER (unless your finals are in late June and you haven’t begun studying yet in which case get to the Yale, et al, camp on the first two weekends of the camp season), with dozens of academic D3 coaches watching you play (Yale has had just about every academic school at its camp in recent years).  Perhaps another one is a mid-week camp such as at Dartmouth, Brown or my Academic Basketball Camp.  The first and second weekends in June are busy weekends, full of great camps and conflicts!  Penn, Cornell, Colgate, American, Brown, Harvard et al.  All good ones.  Which means the coaches will be splitting up.  Dartmouth and my Academic Basketball Camp are mid-week.

The two academic camps I consider mandatory for all Academic Basketball players:  our Academic Basketball Camp on Thursday June 27 at which we will prepare players for the July 1-2 All-Academic Camp at BABSON (formerly Brandeis) which is on Monday-Tuesday this year. These are where ABC players Earn A College Uniform AND PLAY ON THE SAME TEAM AT BOTH OF THESE CAMPS.  I will be at both camps and all games will be videotaped at both camps.  There doesn’t appear to be any conflicts for the coaches being at these camps as of now and this is the key to why I consider them mandatory – so you will be seen!  The change in schedule was made to work within the new NCAA schedule and give players time to get to their State Federation events, Live Period tournaments and Academic superbowl. 

Why should you go to the Academic Basketball Camp at Sarah Lawrence College on Thursday June 27 – the “boot camp” for Babson?  This camp offers the most intimate setting in which to meet and interact with some of the top college and prep school basketball coaches in the country.  We will explain how to play at the Babson Camp and after every game (4 rotations of 5 minutes = a half game with 4-5 of these games for everyone at the camp) the 10 players on a team will go into a room with 2-3 college coaches who will talk with them and explain: what they saw; what they liked and didn’t like; what they want you to add or subtract as an individual or team; what they want to see from you to get their attention and then they will tell you about their school.  After each 20+ minute meeting the players will go back to the court and play another game followed by another 2-3 college coaches taking them into a room and repeating the discussion.  4-5 of these during the day give players up-close-and-personal time with a lot of coaches who are initiating the recruiting process.  And video of each of a player’s games will be emailed to them after the camp – you do not have to ask for it or buy it.  If you need a hotel near Sarah Lawrence College, the Hyatt Place is walking distance, two Hampton Inns are in Yonkers and there are a plethora of hotels in White Plains and Tarrytown about 14 minutes away.

Then the best part:  you have three “traffic patterns” to choose to get to Babson by driving on Friday through Sunday June 28-30.  I recommend leaving Sarah Lawrence after the camp and driving to either Poughkeepsie NY or New Haven CT to start the college tour on Sunday.  Route 1:  Vassar, Bard, Union, RPI, Skidmore, Williams, Amherst, WPI, Clark, Brandeis, Bentley, Tufts and stay near Babson; Route 2:  Yale, Wesleyan, Trinity, Amherst, WPI, Clark, Brandeis, Bentley, Tufts, Harvard, MIT and stay near Babson; Route 3:  Yale, Wesleyan, Connecticut College, Brown, Roger Williams, Salve Regina, Wheaton, Brandeis, Bentley, Tufts, Harvard, MIT and stay near Babson.  And with three days to make the journey you can add Bowdoin, Bates and Colby in Maine if you want.  And of course, if you have more time in Boston please consider seeing Emerson, Suffolk, Emmanuel and Wentworth (and when you see Boston College you can pick up a pizza at Frank Pepe’s in Chestnut Hill).  Which hotel to stay in while at Babson?  None are within walking distance but there are plenty within 10-14 minutes including the hotels in Waltham, Newton and Needham.

Why is it significant that we are videotaping every game at the two “mandatory camps (plus All-Academic Girls and Mike Weinstein’s events) plus all AAB & Hoop Group events being videotaped?  Because coaches are going to ask you for video – you want to send them a highlight video so you can attract their attention within their 150-second attention-span.  They will ask for a full game video once you have their attention.  Because they are familiar with pretty much every player at each of these camps, so seeing you play against known players is the right way for you to present yourself (rather than from a hs game which they have no way of knowing what the competition level is or the game situation).

We can make these videos for you, or you can get the game video from us, at (currently being updated) or email and ask for an order form.

The last days of June has the Hoop Group Academic 1 camp which, like the All-Academic Camp and Academic superbowl, is going to be pretty much essential to all academic student athletes which are not among the 1000 D1 players invited to the NCAA’s renewed Live Period NCAA Academy.  I will be at all of these to speak to players and parents.  The Hoop Group Academic 2 camp will be July 23-25 and may reach 500 players and 130 coaches.

The process for registering for camps can be accessed with the links – some are already listed and more will be added at (click on CAMP LIST) as soon as I get them.  My Academic Basketball Club players are automatically registered for the two mandatory camps included in their season: the June 27 Academic Basketball Camp and the July 1-2 All-Academic Camp at Babson as part of the club season fee for ABC because I feel these camps must be attended (hence, mandatory)..  Non-ABC players receiving this email will need to register directly.  I have linked the brochures at  – please click on the appropriate logo at the top for the June 27 Academic Basketball Camp or July 1-2 All-Academic Camp.

My list of where I will be and/or think you should consider:

June 1-2              Yale Camp   2x 1-day camps

June 8-9              Ivy League and Patriot League camps tbd

June 27               Academic Basketball Camp at Sarah Lawrence College

July 1-2               All-Academic Camp at Babson

June 25-27          Hoop Group Academic Elite 1 at East Stroudsburg (PA) State

July 15-16            Academic superbowl at Aim Sportsplex, Seal Beach, CA  (both Boys and Girls)

July 23-25           Hoop Group Academic 2 at East Stroudsburg (PA) State

August 1-2-3       Yale Camp   3x 1-day camps

tbd                       August Ivy camps tbd

tbd                       High Academic Showcase at Waukegan (IL) Fieldhouse

tbd                      AAB Showcase Chicago

Aug 10-11           AAB Showcase NorCal

For all other camps, please register directly with the schools via the web site links listed on  

All Juniors should – MUST, PLEASE, unless you have reached 1560/35 – take the SAT or ACT test 3 times before the end of your Junior Year (including the June tests and new July ACT test) so the college coaches will know when they see you at the camps during the summer if your scores are in the range they hope you will be accepted by their respective schools.  This salient element cannot be stressed enough.  Yes, the tests are also given in the fall of your senior year but without knowing your best score a coach cannot fully plan on you being admissible.  Applying ED1 is an important component of the recruiting process which does not affect non-athletes the same way.  Some high school guidance or college placement advisors prescribe taking the tests only after you have completed the course material; for basketball players this will hinder your recruitment opportunities.  So, please, take the test multiple times in your Junior year.  Which test?  Please consult a professional who can administer a diagnostic evaluation to predict whether the ACT or SAT is better for you.  Take the SAT/ACT test for the first time in the fall of your Junior year it’s not a bad idea as it will both give you a baseline score and avail you plenty of time to dedicate towards improving your score to the level you will need for the schools you want.  Please do not go into a test “cold” without Proper Preparation as it Prevents Poor Performance (“PPPPP”).  Rule #2 applies.  And before you get too anxious about the SAT/ACT test, PLEASE KNOW THAT THERE ARE 971 colleges and universities which do not require test scores in all or some circumstances; 326 D3 schools are TEST OPTIONAL and of those, about half are good to very good academic schools.  This is HUGE for some of you so I will repeat it:

68 REALLY REALLY GOOD ACADEMIC D3 SCHOOLS ARE TEST OPTIONAL.  But, and here is the super important information why taking the test is important, a test score may be necessary to get an academic merit award from a school.  May.  Schools have several different methods of figuring their Academic Merit Awards.

Quick quiz: What are the top 5 criterion to use when choosing a college?

By figuring out the answer you can make your search to Earn A College Uniform very efficient. I have combined the published lists of highly ranked schools with the basketball opportunities and applied the top 5 criterion to create a matrix – you can too – of the top schools for basketball players of all levels (scores, transcripts and ability).

The goal is Rule #1. Your success is what drives Rule #2.

2024’s please keep reading – some of this is going to keep on going into next year and beyond, repeating itself. 

The details to help 2024’s still looking – it’s not easy this year, I know:

  1. With applications are done at almost every school (I know of 3 academic schools still open) you have opportunities to make late applications at some schools at this time or can wait to apply to schools in late April when they accept applications from students who are looking for different options while the schools look for additional headcount.
  2. Coaches, who may be even more anxious than players/parents, seem to have locked in on 2-3 players and are waiting to talk in April with students who are accepted AND CAN VISIT THE SCHOOL FOR THE FIRST TIME!  The coaches seem to be waiting to find out several salient things which are causing their anxiety:
  3.     a)  whether any players will graduate and move on to a job
  4.     b)  whether any players will graduate and transfer from a Liberal Arts College to a University to begin graduate school
  5.     c)  whether any players will transfer to another school
  6.     d)  whether any player has started an internship which will lead to full time work while they complete their degree online
  7.     e)  whether a D1/D2 player will transfer in
  8.     f)  whether an All-Conference or All-America D3 player will transfer in to begin graduate school (if at a University)
  9. g) There MAY not be any room for “walk-ons” at D1 schools due to the number of additional scholarship players allowed and “no-sit-out” portal transfers allowed.
  10.  h)   whether a scholarship level player (or scholarship-seeking player who would be in line to get one in a normal year) is willing to drop down and lock in a spot at a high academic D3 as we have been seeing recently at several schools.  The coaches see this as a likely reaction from / cause & effect of the scholarship schools not losing their seniors who will hold onto their scholarships for another year and many (non-revenue producing) schools not expanding the number of scholarships even though the NCAA is allowing them to (the schools are not giving the $ to the athletic department).

This is a lot of unknowns for a coach to balance.  Some will keep their rosters at as many as 22 from their usual 15 to accommodate everyone they have, want and are committing to.  Others will hold tryouts and cut players – even returning players.  And then there are the school(s) which will take everyone who wants to come because they have no idea what their situation will be and their school needs as many students as they can get.  One school had a reported 57 players come to the first day of practice last October.

Start doing your research and considering a Post Grad year at a New England / NY/NJ/PA boarding SCHOOL.  Let’s talk about the strategic benefits of a school with mandatory study halls in addition to all the basketball, strength and conditioning etc.  The NEPSAC, MAPL, GAC schools have college coaches visit to see players in September and October leading up to the start of their seasons in November (I look forward to a return to normalcy!!!!) with college showcases attracting 100+ coaches the first several weekends.  It is the academic benefits of traditional boarding schools (the legendary New England Prep Schools plus those in NY, NJ, PA, MD and VA) which I favor over the “training academies which have popped up; some play a national schedule.  The keys are exposure, growth and development INCLUDING ACADEMICS, not just SAT/ACT preparation.  Please do your research and contact me with questions.  This may be your best option this year more than ever.  At a minimum please do your research and consider the option concurrent to applying to colleges and waiting for openings which may come later.

I close this typically long email by reiterating aforementioned information.  As a College Advisor. I am focused on the challenging and changing recruiting environment in D3 for student athletes looking to Earn A College Uniform to play basketball at an academic school.  If you need help, and this year almost everyone does, please call or email me.  203-329-0707 

What do I do?  I help as best I can.  I strive to reduce anxiety, taking away headaches, eliminate “opportunity loss” by keeping players on track, fill in the communication gaps and translate what is communicated between coaches, players, parents in each direction.  I know the coaches and have visited almost all of the academic schools.  Can I “place” you(r son or daughter) on a team?  No, only you(r son or daughter) can EARN that with an offer from a coach.  I do not do, or promise, placement.  I advise, counsel, guide and explain.  Need any of this?  Good.

Thank you

BE WELL and Best regards,


Harvey A. Rubin

office:     203-329-0707

mobile:   203-249-8284   (eschewing texts)

fax:  203-774-0603


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