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Thursday, December 16th, 2010 at 12:02 pm  |  8 responses

New Website Connects Players With Teams

The site simplifies the process of finding a pro team to play for worldwide.

by David Cassilo / @dcassilo

getpro-tagYou can find a job online, find a date online and find a long lost friend from elementary school online, so it was only a matter of time before you could find a basketball team online.

GetProBasketball.com is providing a medium to connect players, teams, scouts and agents, simplifying the process of beginning or continuing a pro basketball career.

“GetPro is a website that allows players to build a profile of themselves and get seen by coaches, agents and scouts worldwide at any level of basketball,” says Stephan Eyeson, the site’s founder.  “So a player from the UK or France can sign up as a player and state they what to play college ball in the states and a college basketball coach or scout can see him/her on the site and message him/her through the site. It works as simple as that.”

Eyeson, a former basketball player in the United Kingdom and Europe, noticed from his playing days that many players wanted to find a team but didn’t have the connections or even know who to talk to in the first place. With his website, everything you need is now in one place.

While the website is still in its infancy stages, it has begun to find places for players to land.

“Most players have been taken to Europe and also college and prep schools in the States,” says Eyeson.

The website aims to help every player worldwide. For example, a player in China can get exposure in the United States, and a player in the United States can get exposure in China.

The site works like many social networking sites. A player can post videos and pictures of themselves on the website and can directly respond to messages from coaches, scouts or agents.

GetPro doesn’t have affiliations to any specific leagues but does offer a chance to be seen by many different leagues.

“We have pro coaches signing up from the D-league to European pro level,” says Eyeson.

Eventually, the hope is that the website will provide a chance for any player and any league, coach or scout in the world to be able to contact each other. It is another attempt to help globalize the game of basketball.

“We are aiming to be the biggest portal for basketball players worldwide and place where players come and get seen on a bigger scale and follow their dreams much easier through using our site,” says Eyeson.

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  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    Good stuff, Dave, thanks. Shout out to Stephan Eyeson!

  • http://google c_cantrell

    well hell im goin to make a profile.. surely i can get on with some dII school out there somewhere

  • The Baller

    Wow this is actually amazing, I’m from Europe and looking to play college ball in the US next season this site is a perfect way to help im deffo making a profile, the site looks sick too !!!!!!

  • Alex Igori

    Stephan Iceson is a great friend of mine…me and my family are extremely proud of his accomplishment as this business idea has become so successful for basketball players all over the world that want to progress.
    Guys if you sign up to this you are 90% likely to reach your goal… its a successful website with allot of coaches and scouts that have signed up.

  • Kofi Danso

    this is one of,if not the most effective website i have come across linking up and coming basketball players to the world of scouts and coaches. as a u.k up and coming basketball talent i can truely testify to the benefits of the web page.

  • Sanni

    Well there is a similar website called Basketball ID ( http://www.basketballid.com ). Where all levels of registration are free and you have many more options on your profile page.

    I had my first messages from agents and coaches who have seen my profile and I haven’t pay any fees.

  • Sanni

    Though you have do all the work by yourself since you have to start sharing your profile with the agents and coaches.

  • james

    Am james stephen a licensed fiba basketball agent base in usa am in
    search of player for tryout in pro club in spain if you are interested
    in this tryout kindly send me your resume to my email:
    james_stephenbasket@yahoo.com

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