Category Archives: Career Advancement

iBall Founder Howard Brown Featured at International Athlete Summit

BALTIMORE – iBall United Founder and CEO, Howard Brown, recently joined a host of Global Sports Leaders to speak at the 2016 AthleteBlab Online International Athlete Summit.  The first ever AthleteBlab was hosted by Susan Salzbrenner, Author and Founder of Fit Across … Continue reading

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Shut Up And Do It (Part 1)

Warning: Sometimes the truth hurts. If you ain’t 100% committed to being the best player you can be, then this post ain’t for you. If you habitually lie to yourself and to others about your ability to play the game … Continue reading

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The Value of Bosman or Conotou Status for Earning Pro Basketball Contracts

There are some special circumstances that will allow players to generate more interest, or boost their value for the consideration of pro basketball contracts, and in this case, at the international level. Two in particular are when players qualify for

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How to Make Basketball Resumes, Highlight Films, and Game Videos for Scouting

Players and agents are often asked to respond to requests for open positions in the international basketball market. In your response, GM’s will be looking for information that communicates

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For the Player, By the Player.. This is the iBall Advantage

iBall United is a player and agency, marketing and consulting company.  Founded for the player, by the player, iBall is uniquely positioned to assist athletes and personnel from across the globe to achieve success at the highest level. The iBall Mission to build and sustain … Continue reading

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2014 Mens iBall Pro Combine Discount Extended

Great News for aspiring pro basketball players! The 2014 Mens iBall Pro Combine Early Registration Discount has been extended through June 1st! iBall Pro Combine is the world’s most comprehensive pro basketball exposure opportunity.  Planned for July 19th and 20th in suburban Philadelphia, … Continue reading

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iBall Announces New Camp, Tour, and Tryout Ratings Portal for Pro Basketball Prospects World-Wide

Founded by former professional basketball players, iBall United takes pride in the opportunity to give back. iBall camps and professional services are dedicated to assisting players to build and sustain successful careers in the sport of basketball.   BasketballExposureRatings.com is aligned. The … Continue reading

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He’s Not Your Daddy. He’s Not Your Agent. He’s Your College Coach.

Its starts when we’re young.  Somebody takes us by the hand, puts a ball in it, and teaches us how to do really cool things.   Sometimes they put us in line. Sometimes they put us ON the line.   … Continue reading

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‘EUR’ Not Protected; Players Call for European Basketball Union

Since officially entering the wonderful world of consulting, I’ve been getting a lot of requests for looking over offers and evaluating the true value of opportunities that players have been presented.  This is nothing new.   Throughout my career, I negotiated a number … Continue reading

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Acie Earl’s ”How to Play Overseas – 31 Rules Every Player Must Know to Make It Overseas.” Hear the Interview. Buy the Book!

It’s great when other former pros give back to the game, and Acie Earl has done so in a big, big way.  He’s used to that. Earl is Iowa basketball’s No. 2 all-time leading scorer and all-time leading shot-blocker.  He played … Continue reading

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