A Sad Situation
We see 1000s of young people who say the want to play basketball at the college level, but too many student-athletes are too busy traveling or competing and not handling the business of preparing for college. Maintaining a balance of SAT prep and good grades is paramount.
Below is a summary of the interview with Coach Watts discussing steps he feels are important for all student interested in becoming a college athlete to know that are often overlooked.
- SAT Test
- Knowing your core GPA and 16 core classes that have to be completed
- Take PSAT early
- It is important to take the PSAT so you know where you stand academically and what you need to study more for the SAT
- Take advantage of your resources the school provides to get the help you need
- visit the website http://www.ncaa.org/static/2point3/ for more information on PSAT and SAT test and NCAA qualifications
- Go over grades,transcripts and recommendations for programs with your counselor
- Doing so will make sure you are prepared and have everything in order when the time comes to apply to colleges