Harvey Rubin is a College Advisor to parents searching for help navigating the college selection process for their student athlete, as well as helping student athletes identify the “right” colleges for them to Earn A College Uniform and then advising how to achieve their goals. Earn A College Uniform is not about “placement” or talent measurement; it is about understanding the differences of the unique schools and the opportunities for a student athlete to succeed in making a manageable list from the 1300+ colleges and universities to be able to visit and ultimately choose the school “right” for them and their family..
Once the games are done, it is time for the marketing and matchmaking. The top recruits are contacted by the coaches who are trying to sell their programs to the players and hoping to make a match. In almost all cases, we make sure the players know about the schools and it is a matter of presentation, expression of interest and building chemistry. Similarly, for the players not seen as top recruits, it is also time to market and make your own selections. Take a tour to visit many campuses in a geographic area during the summer and narrow the list of potential schools to a list preferred schools and campuses. Then contact the coaches at your preferred schools with an “eloquent email” and ask them to review your video, transcript and scores.
Or, you can contact us. We offer a fee-based service to match you with the schools you are interested in (and helping you to make that list) and the coaches at those schools for them to evaluate your video, transcript and scores to find the match that is “right.” We are not a recruiting or scouting service by any means – we are college advisers concentrating on student athletes interested to Earn A College Uniform based on the process we have had success with our Academic Basketball Club grassroots program – over the last 12 years, almost every player completing our program has earned offers of college uniforms. We have relationships with coaches at all levels with an emphasis and preference for the top academic schools in the country (and Canada) which helps us to know about the schools, about the students at the schools and the success the graduates have in getting jobs upon graduation – so it is not about placement or talent evaluation, rather it is about helping to figure out which is the “right” school to attend college. We also have long-standing relationships with coaches at most of the boarding schools in New England, New York and New Jersey which is a very good option to consider for many families as the benefits of boarding schools and post grad years go far beyond athletics and help students in many more ways than most people consider. Following the advice of many satisfied families, we are “bottling the formula” and offering it to you so you can Earn A College Uniform.
WHO WE AREIt starts with people and relationships.
Harvey Rubin began what has become the Academic Basketball Club seventeen years ago and has developed a program measuring success with the growth and development of the players each year. The path began with the re-establishment of a travel program in the City of Stamford and progressed into grassroots and has led to relationships with several hundred college coaches as it was realized, the ultimate goal of the student-athlete playing grassroots basketball is to Earn A College
Uniform and continue playing as they continue their education. While maintaining a competitive level on the court, the emphasis on working with players excelling in the classroom has been the hallmark of the Academic Basketball Club (information can be found through the link at the top of this page) and eleven classes of student-athletes have completed the program’s 17u Teams with almost every player (including all but one player in the last seven years) earning an offer of a college uniform, in most cases multiple offers. A graduate of Pace University where he set an NCAA record for the most games serving as the official scorer of a basketball game while an undergraduate, Harvey was actively involved with recruiting immediately upon graduation and has applied this experience to the benefit of ABC players and now the clients of Earn A College Uniform. Professionally, Harvey was an entrepreneurial consultant serving the sports and television industries specifically involved with a number of start-up projects; now, being a college adviser to the families of student athletes has become his second full-time job going along with playing dad which is his true passion (which happily includes coaching multiple sports and both local youth, travel and his kids’ school teams of varying ages during the school year). Harvey can be contacted by email at AcademicBasketball.com or call 203.329.0707.
Paul Krumins is a foundation in Fairfield County’s youth basketball structure and an integral member of ABC in addition to being the Director of Fairfield PAL basketball and a founding Board member of the Fairfield County Basketball League. As a long-time area youth coach and counselor he has shepherded hard-working young student-athletes from the nascent period through high school and on into college.
A graduate of Georgetown University in addition to also attending Oxford, he believes in values and the benefits of development and teaches clinics throughout the state with his focus on working tirelessly on behalf of student-athletes throughout the Fairfield/Bridgeport area emphasizing the importance of academics at every step. Professionally, Paul is a Managing Partner of Higgins Group Real Estate. Paul can be reached at PaulKrumins@gmail.com and 203.258.1448.
We would like to make a statement on the matter of rules, compliance and the actions of others that have caused many to take issue with AAU basketball in the macro, which is why we are eschewing identification with aau and referring to the genre as Grassroots, and with a team or coach in the micro: Not only do we know the rules (both the letter and spirit) we wholeheartedly pledge/endeavor/mandate ourselves to follow them without fail every day that ends in a “y.” We maintain a higher standard for ourselves than others expect of us. In all matters, we live by the Golden Rule in addition to Rules #1 and 2.