Basketball Camps, Training & Exposure - Showcase Hoops holds competitive tryout camps and international tours to place US players with pro foreign teams.
As the 2011/2012 NCAA season ends, many players face the realization that their college playing days are over. For many, these are the last competitive days of basketball. For the lucky few, the opportunity to play as a professional in Europe is real. We at Showcase Hoops can possibly help in that dream. We hold competitive tryout camps for an international tour to place US players with international teams.
Each year, in partnership with USA Select Basketball, we hold a series of tryout camps where we evaluate players all over the United States who feel like they can play as a professional, but need the exposure or help to get there. Over the course of these camps, we at Showcase Hoops will offer the players we feel have displayed the ability to play from these mini camps the chance to play in our Charlotte based FINAL EVALUATION Camp, where we actually start filling jobs and select the team for the very exciting 2012 European Exposure Tour. USA Select will actually take players to Europe and play many top teams in an effort to expose your skills directly to the decision makers.
In Europe, we play a series of preseason games, scrimmages, tournaments and auditions. In the past, we have played top European Teams from England, France, Finland, Ireland, Czech Republic, Germany, Belgium, and Scotland. We have played in the prestigious " Tournoi International Moise Millois" in Gravelines, France; the"International Basketball Challenge" in London, England; and the "ReMax International Classic" in Cardiff, Wales. Our average International Exposure annual tour comprises 20 games /scrimmages in Europe.
Past Tours have included:
Tournoi International Moise Millois - Gravelines, France
International Basketball Challenge - London, England
ReMax International Classic - Cardiff, Wales
European Exposure Tour participants continue to move on to international teams and even the NBA Development League. Here are some of our recent success stories:
2011 Euro Tour
Jimmy Langhurst – British Basketball League Player of the Week (Sheffield Sharks)
Jeron Belin - Bupa Luxol (Malta-Powerade League)
Greg Hernandez – English Basketball League (league leader in scoring and rebounding)
RB Clyburn - English Basketball League (2nd in scoring and rebounding)
Mike Troll - Premier Basketball League (Dayton Air Strikers)
Previous Euro Tours
Omar (OJ) Reed - NBA Development League, English Basketball League Div. 2 Champion
Davis Bowne - 2011 English Basketball League Center of the Year, Eurobasket First team All Import (Bristol Flyers)
Doug McLaughlin-Williams - English Basketball League, First Team All ABL, Eurobasket All Import First team 2009,2010,2012 (Bristol Flyers)