Basketball Overseas

Planet Hoops is now offering those wanting to play basketball overseas or domestically, first class, top quality player and coach representation services.

We have teamed up with more than one top Sports Agencies and are thrilled to be able to provide you with the service you need to get to the next level.

Please Contact us for details or fill out 1 or both of the Player Profiles or forms below which will be forwarded to any of our Agency partners, who will then decide to contact you if they are interested.

Click Here to go to the“Player Profile Invitation”

As of January 2009 we received an e-mail to inform us of opportunties in the Philippines.

Click Here for information about the Philippines opportunity.

Two other links which you might find useful are:

Basketball in China

and

Recruiting and Hi-light Videos

We have had numerous requests lately from players wanting information about playing basketball overseas. There are many options out there but the main thing people have to realize is that the Overseas game is getting better all the time and that not just anybody can play there.

It is very competitive and you have to be a very good player to get a job. Just because someone ( a coach, friend, team mate, etc.) once told you that you could play Overseas does not mean that it will ever happen. You must make it happen.

One of the best ways to make it happen and go Pro and play Basketball Overseas is to follow a structured program to develop your skills so that you can achieve those dreams.

We found such a program for you and want to offer it to you here.

Revealed! The Quickest And Easiest Way For You To Finally Start Producing The Basketball Dominating Results You’ve Always Dreamed Of… Without Struggle, Without Frustration, And Without Unproductive Hours Spent Working On Your Game!

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If you go to this page on the NBA website you’ll find that as of October 31, 2005, the NBA featured 82 international players from 36 countries and territories on team official opening night rosters (active and inactive) for the 2005-06 NBA season. Wow!

You’ll also find their names here. There is a whole heap of others Global players around the world whose rights NBA teams own. This is truly a Planet of Hoops. Look how many International players are playing in the “Show”.

How about Basketball in China , the most populated country in the world with 1.3 Billion people. That makes Yao Ming of the Houston Rockets one of the most famous and popular athletes on the planet. Don’t you think that these countries are producing some top talent?

They are and it is getting better all the time. Set your goals high and believe that you can do it but be forewarned that just because you were a good player in High School, College or University, that does not mean you are good enough to play basketball overseas.

Another great resource for basketball overseas is the F.I.B.A. website. FIBA is the world governing body of international basketball and they have an exciting interactive multimedia site with tons of useful information about international basketball. There are training tips, interviews, news, equipment, rules and just good, all around, solid global hoop information.

Watch this great interview (above) with former Professional Basketball Player Eric Butler. Eric played Basketball Overseas for over 7 years.


Why don’t you also check out our Basketball Overseas E-book which can be downloaded online. This will give you everything you need to search out all the Pro Teams world wide.

basketball overseas contacts

This book has over 120 pages full of basketball contacts worldwide and available for your immediate download for only $24.95

The Basketball Overseas E-book has free updates for all buyers.

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In the meantime we are offering a sample pdf guide book, “The Basketball Overseas Guide” absolutely Free. All you have to do is download it here. This book is just a taste of what you receive when you purchase the full version. This book is 29 pages and it is yours with no strings attached, just for being a Planet Hoops reader.

You will need Adobe Reader (the latest version is recommended) installed on your computer in order to open and read this ebook. You can get Adobe Reader here (a new window will open so you can download it without leaving this page).

If you want to open the file in your browser window, just click on the link. However, if you want to download the file to view later, then right-click on the link and choose “Save Target As” or “Save File As.” Then select where you want to save the file on your hard drive.

Once you have saved the file, locate where you saved it, and double click to open.

In order to print, open the downloaded file, and select the “Print” option from the ebook menu. Download this PDF file here.

Player Profile

As you can see we have a form where you can fill out a player profile below. We have also just added a new concept where you can actually post your profile for the World to see.

If you go below the player profile form here you can find our Invitation to submit your Player Profile in a different format which will then automatically be added to our site pending approval from our webmasters.

This 1st form is NOT the one to fill out for automatic submission to our site. Check out here!

We hope to help you as best we can so please enjoy the following articles by 2 former Basketball overseas professional players.

A Special Report by Bob Hieltjes.

Basketball Overseas

So you’re done playing college. What next? Sure you had five good years at university, a few all-stars, division champs. But what next? You didn’t get drafted but you still wanna ball. You’ve got your education. You could work. Do you have a plan?

More and more Canadian and foreign players are realizing there are all kinds of leagues in which to play basketball overseas , not just the N.B.A.

During my career I got to play basketball in various different leagues in several different countries.

I got my start in New Zealand back in the late 1980’s with a team called Whangarei. Small town situated north of Aukland with a population of 150,000. We toured there with SFU in 1986 and they were in need of an import player. I liked the city and the people and decided to play there. It was a good fit but the basketball wasn’t great. But it was a good start and hey I was playin’ ball and getting paid.

I quickly realized that not only was I the player but I was the coach as well and well the person in charge of basketball development. I assembled the crew and quickly realized that they were more akin to rugby players than basketball players. But able to schedule our own practices and play we quickly became a damn good team and basketball was fun.

After two years in New Zealand I headed off to play basketball overseas but this time in Germany. Division 2 in the Northern league in a town called Wolfenbuttel, south of Hannover. Division 2 was quick with fast paced basketball movement. It was a mixed team with players from Germany, the US, Poland, Italy and of course Canada.

My point being is that basketball does not have to end after university. I have seen too many players stop playing competitively in Canada for lack of a league and contacts to make the jump into the pro leagues and to play offshore.

You don’t have to be a footer or a superstar you just have to be a decent player and find the right fit. You also have to keep on developing as a player.

So if you’re finishing college and want to ball give it some thought. Somewhere out there a team is looking for a player like yourself. Hoop Hype is here to help you develop as a player first and foremost and then help you find that job playing basketball overseas.

Stay tuned for more information on how we can help you.

At Planet Hoops-The Ball is in your Court!

Bob


The Professional Basketball Player

By Paul Bale

My dream as a kid playing hoops every day, all day for years, was to be in the NBA. To be one of the lucky 450 players that finds themselves on a NBA roster! Alas, it is very easy to dream, and set your goals as high as you want. However, the reality of many dreams is that they stay dreams forever.

There are hundreds of thousands of above average to great hoopsters all over the world! Many of which, don’t have much of a chance, as the odds are extremely difficult to overcome, if not impossible.

Dreams can and do come true! At the wise age of 30, I decided to challenge myself, and commit to my dream…to become a professional basketball player and play basketball overseas.

I had decided not to allow any negative thought process enter my state of mind, to believe in myself, and address the necessary steps needed to achieve my dreams and goals.

I sold everything that I owned, quit a great job, broke off any relationships that I had remaining in Vancouver, and simply followed my heart. My passion to prove anyone who had doubted me, as the underlying fires burning deep within my soul would help lead me on a journey of self- discovery.

Over the next 7 seasons, I played basketball overseas for 9 teams as a professional player, realizing my dreams, fulfilling a life long quest.

How did I do this? What sacrifices are needed to achieve such a lofty goal? How can you too make this happen? Where do I start? Who do I trust to seek the necessary information?

All great questions…the answer is Planet Hoops…at www.Hoop-Hype.net. An athlete in this day and age must not only train physically, but be prepared for the rigors of daily life in a foreign environments. Athletes must also be mentally tough as basketball is a demanding game, 80% mental…20% physical.

At Planet Hoops, our mission is to provide our athletes with all the important information surrounding the exciting challenges in today’s competitive sports market and to get them to their goal of playing basketball overseas.

A Pro basketball player should have a professional, knowledgeable agent. This relationship must work together as a cohesive unit, helping each other in dealing with all the challenges that await athletes in the professional world of hoops.

There are contracts to be signed, agents, lawyers sought…Then there are Managers of teams overseas, Presidents of teams making decisions…Coaches choosing players watching hundreds of tapes and DVD’s…there are flights to make…meetings to be held…accommodation found…insurance covered…meals…equipment…car. Adapting to a foreign country…language barriers…religious barriers.

The competition is intense, the stakes are raised very high…Planet Hoops is there to help…console, negotiate, provide training schedules, and simply oversee young athletes achieve their dreams. If you want to play basketball overseas then look no further.

Hoop Hype is Contagious-Don’t forget your shot!

Paul Bale

 

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55 Comments

  1. kelvin October 16, 2016 at 11:04 PM - Reply

    lm a 16 years old teenager from Zimbabwe lm actually leaving in south africa but good basketball player and lm a about 180cm in hight .lm also hoping to get a scholarship to player overseas ..

  2. Michael Mayaki November 21, 2016 at 7:29 AM - Reply

    My name is Michael Mayaki am from Nigeria, I am 14yrs old and 6.7ft tall am seriously seeking a basketball opportunity to a team or on scholarship. Thanks a lot.

    • Coach Brown February 25, 2017 at 5:14 PM - Reply

      Are you willing to come to North Carolina

  3. Michael Mayaki November 21, 2016 at 7:30 AM - Reply

    My email address is michaelmayaki.5@gmail.com

  4. louis thurman November 28, 2016 at 6:54 PM - Reply

    i ‘m 16 but looking to play basketball i played elementary 4- 6 grade i tried out 7 8 10 in didnt make i play really good in striped from my rights as a player i put in work can shoot rebound and defense

    • louis thurman November 28, 2016 at 6:56 PM - Reply

      this is crazy because i am good in everyone say im good im 5 ‘7 going on 5’8 my vertical 30 im a good player and have a good heart i just want to be succeful and become a pro

  5. Raven Whittaker December 14, 2016 at 9:14 PM - Reply

    I’m 18 yrs, 6’0, 210 lbs. I’m an all around player, currently coaching a freshman team. Learning the in’s and outs of the game. I can score, rebound, pass, and play hard defense. Currently residing in East Los Angeles. I have the determination and the heart to play this game. I was born to do this. I’m willing to put the work in whether it’s early in the morning or late at night.

  6. Raven Whittaker December 14, 2016 at 9:16 PM - Reply

    I play every game like it’s my last and if given the opportunity I will give it everything I got. All I need is one shot.

  7. Marc-Anthony December 16, 2016 at 5:48 PM - Reply

    Hi my Name is Marc-Anthony I’m from Brooklyn New York, but live in hartford I’m a 6’1 slim athletic 19 year old boy (Oct 16 1997) I’ve played for programs such as boys and girls also job corps I have a couple of trophies and MVP certificates I’m a fast learner when it comes to basketball I’m more of a defensive player but I can make points happen when the ball is in my hands I’m an all around player looking for a chance to play overseas and let everyone know what a real baller looks like

  8. aminu musah December 23, 2016 at 2:51 PM - Reply

    am aminu musah and am a Ghanaian, 18yrs and am 5.8 ft and am good at basketball.. therefore need help to push me somewhere…yh thanks

  9. aminu musah December 23, 2016 at 2:52 PM - Reply

    +233576689164

  10. destiny January 4, 2017 at 7:01 PM - Reply

    my name is destiny and I am 18yrs old,height of1.90cm,I love this game with all my heart am very passionate about it,I never had an opportunity to show my talent and I will love to show you what I gat in me.

  11. Saladin (bud) Smith January 18, 2017 at 6:38 PM - Reply

    Hey, My name is Saladin Smith, Im a 6’2 combo guard. I recently finished up my First pro league in the US (PBLA) where i average 19.5pts 5 rebs and 3 assist a game. Also i was a thousand point scorer in college and played a major role for my team on both ends of the floor. Im also a good leader i’ve been appointed captain on just about every team i’ve played for. (college stats 14.8 pts, 5rebs 2asit) Im still ready to play and compete!

  12. Mark January 25, 2017 at 10:16 PM - Reply

    I am 16 years of age and i have been playing basketball for 6 years now i think i am good but i know there is more room for improvement i hope you conatact me soon

    Thank you

  13. Owusu Afriyie January 31, 2017 at 7:29 PM - Reply

    Am Afriyie from Ghana West Africa. 18 old basketball high school player seeking to play NBA overseas

  14. Ricarvens philippe February 12, 2017 at 3:39 AM - Reply

    I’m a 6’1 athletic guard looking to play basketball overseas I’m hard worker good distance shooter and I can play well on and off the ball .

  15. Jospeh February 13, 2017 at 1:48 AM - Reply

    Jospeh from the USA 6″6 looking to play over seas

  16. eric teer February 25, 2017 at 7:22 PM - Reply

    6 foot point gaurd who can create my own shot and make plays , looking to excel playing overseas somewhere. hard worker and dedicated.

  17. Diell February 26, 2017 at 12:45 PM - Reply

    I’m 22 years, played in the professional league in Kosovo, and also played in the international team of Kosovo. Been playing basketball since I remember. 6 foot point or shooting guard with excellent dribbling, unstoppable driving to the basket, good shooting from distance and vision for assists in the game.

  18. Tyreece henderson February 27, 2017 at 2:12 PM - Reply

    I am 6’2 still grown im 16 about to turn 17 in april but i want to play overseas basketball i can dribble play post play small foward play wing i can do it all my first dunk was when i was in 9th grade and i am a playmaker and i am a person who take over the game when everything aint going right. I hope y’all contact me

  19. Shakeem Gumbs March 10, 2017 at 1:32 AM - Reply

    6’6, 220 Lbs, Combo guard, Left handed, two-way playmaker seeking opportunities to prove as a valuable spot to an International Pro Roster. I’m 22 years of age, from Canada, Ont.

  20. Ja'Chai Glover March 29, 2017 at 10:45 PM - Reply

    My names Ja’Chai Glover I’m 19
    Height 6’2-6’3
    Weight 190
    SG I’m coachable I accept criticism and work hard at when I’m on the court and willing to make the extra pass I’m just looking for my opportunity to showcase what I can do

  21. Omoru Godswill Tristian April 12, 2017 at 12:32 PM - Reply

    Omoru Godswill Tristian am 18
    Right handed
    6’2
    From Nigerian
    i’m ready to do my best in all games, still improving but i dribble and make a win in probably all games, am also a very good three point shooter, in need of a sponsor tho cause am a student. Thanks.

  22. uchendu nwabueze xavier April 20, 2017 at 11:35 AM - Reply

    hello, am uchendu nwabueze xavier, from Nigeria . I am 6.2ft tall, I play the position 1,2 and 3 and am 17, I use both hands quite well but still improving on my game. I will love to play basketball outside nigeria and also get a good education. thanks

  23. John Jean May 8, 2017 at 3:06 PM - Reply

    Hi,

    My name is John, I am 28 years old, and I am 7ft. tall, my dream it to play ball and need the right direction. Please contact me if possible at 561-306-1223. I would greatly appreciate the help.

  24. promise May 18, 2017 at 1:12 PM - Reply

    My name is promise I am 16 years old, and I am 6.3ft. tall, my dream it to play ball and need the right direction. Please contact me if possible call me 08185445518 or 08054190777 or 08037480129

  25. promise May 18, 2017 at 1:14 PM - Reply

    My name is promise I am 16 years old, and I am 6.3ft. tall, my dream it to play ball and need the right direction. Please contact me if possible call me 08185445518 or 08054190777 or 08037480129 thanks

  26. DeMichael Mims June 7, 2017 at 10:46 PM - Reply

    6’ft Guard currently plays for Texas State, and wants to go overseas any further questions can be answered if I’m contacted

  27. bobby June 14, 2017 at 8:21 PM - Reply

    am 18yrs of age I would realy like to take my basketball to the next level.am 5.7 feet and an assistant point guard and a power foward.

  28. Abdelrahman June 18, 2017 at 1:11 AM - Reply

    Im Abdelrahman from Egypt, 22, 6’3, point guard. I am offered scholarships from Butler university in Indianapolis and Tulane university in New Orleans. I have worked out with them both at the end of the past school year. I cant go D1 because I wanna go pro. Im looking to play overseas in Europe. Email: Abdelrahman@elghadban.com
    +201002211377.

  29. Bryan Abroe July 2, 2017 at 11:57 PM - Reply

    Hello I’m 5″10 22 years old and looking for any contact information to play ball overseas I love this game and give it my all every time I’m on the court any help to get my name out there would be great thank you
    Email:babroe94@gmail.com

  30. Jonathan Barfield July 10, 2017 at 5:57 PM - Reply

    Hello my name is Jonathan Barfield from Memphis, TN 27 years of age. I’ve played my collegiate career for Lambuth Universitty 2008-2009 in Jackson, TN. I currently coach and teach a 5th and 6th grade boys basketball team in Nashville, TN. I am 6’1 point guard looking to pursue my dream playing professinal basketball of some sort. If someone could email me back barfield.jonathan@yahoo.com, I would appreciate it thanks

  31. Ayena Noel Valentine July 24, 2017 at 9:17 AM - Reply

    My names are Ayena Noel Valentine, age 25_height 6ft4 play basketball in Cameroon, I wnat to get recruited to play pro basketball.
    ayenanoel20@yahoo.com..
    Secondly, I have played Elit one basketball with volcanic warriors of Buea in Cameroon, played form former university for three years, played other major and minor league in Cameroon including 3v3 basketball too.
    Training in the Bees sport Academy kumbo.
    Website-il sogno di noel

  32. kayode ayoola July 26, 2017 at 11:36 PM - Reply

    My name is Kayode Ayoola I live in Nigeria am a really great point guard and i am16 years old, I am 6ft2 and I would love to be a pro basketballer

  33. Terrence Durham July 30, 2017 at 1:14 AM - Reply

    Hey my name Terrence Durham just graduated college a year ago from University of Tennessee at Martin looking for a job my first job overseas. This is my email terddurh@ut.utm.edu I have everything from film, passport and a winning resume contact me if your interested.

  34. Chris August 1, 2017 at 12:26 AM - Reply

    My name is Chris I played for st Benedicts prep and a lot of other schools like Taos high school i am a 6″1 guard but I can do anything needed including scoring when ever needed

  35. Motshidisi Ramoshebi October 16, 2017 at 7:53 AM - Reply

    my name is Motshidisi ramoshebi , i am a 5’6 shooting guard and can alos play point. i have a player profile you can view and game videos, also training videos.

    • Jeremiah November 4, 2017 at 9:46 PM - Reply

      Comment…hi contact me at 0715089307 I’m also basketball player in Zimbabwe

  36. Jeremiah Nhau October 22, 2017 at 9:56 PM - Reply

    Comment…my name is Jeremiah I’m 17years old I’m in Zimbabwe I’m good in basketball my contact is 0715089307 l len at mbare high school

  37. Jeremiah November 4, 2017 at 9:44 PM - Reply

    my name is Jeremiah I’m from Zimbabwe and I’m 17years old . to play international basketball is my dream. I’m good in dunking .I learned at Mbare high school in Harare. my contact is +263 715089307

  38. Mychal Alston November 28, 2017 at 3:18 PM - Reply

    My name is Mychal Alston,IM 29 YEARS OLD and i would love to be a pro at the sport of basketball please help me my contact is + 516-761-9785.

  39. Mychal Alston November 28, 2017 at 4:05 PM - Reply

    Im ‘6’3 and i can play point guard or shooting guard im 29years old. Im an all around player please contact me 5167619785 i

  40. Charles Palmer December 19, 2017 at 8:34 AM - Reply

    I’m an ABA professional basketball player for the Tucson Buckets, Charles Palmer. 6’2 175 lbs at SG. I’m looking for an agent to send me overseas. In the ABA I am currently top 25 in scoring. 19 ppg 3.5 reb 2.3 ast 1.7 spg. I played D3 at the University of the Ozarks for 2 years and won defensive player of the year. I play defense and get to the rim. Streaky 3 pt shooter. Please contact me at 480.781.9128 or Palmer.charles.t@gmail.com

  41. madden alamu December 26, 2017 at 4:07 PM - Reply

    Comment…my name is Madden Alamu am looking for a club to play for I trained with EBA in Spain am from Zambia. my email is madden780@gmail.com

  42. Abdula randle December 27, 2017 at 6:28 PM - Reply

    im 18 years old, 6’3 very comfortable guarding all five positions. Defense is a big focal point for me, will take on the best player of the opposing team. Great inside and layup game, deadly midrange shooter, and nice 3point shooter. Good passer and quick and fast on the dribble. Never had grades to play but was always elite talent defeating highschool prospects with ease. Please contact me 619-454-7299

  43. Brandon Sharpe January 27, 2018 at 3:37 AM - Reply

    Hi my name is Brandon Sharpe, I am 24 yrs old. 6’0″ and play mainly PG. Been playing basketball since I was able to walk. I currently coach my younger brothers 8th grade basketball team. I would really love a chance to show what I know I am capable of. Yes I may be only 6’0″ but I also have a great post game for a PG. I have a high basketball IQ, and great court vision. I love this game way too much to give up it completely and not play competitively. I know I can play anywhere overseas and for any team willing to give me a shot and an agent, I can promise I won’t disappoint. I will not slack off, I have also served in the United States Air Force. So I know dedication and discipline. I would love just a shot to prove to everyone who said I couldn’t do this wrong. I would love to talk with an agent or any overseas team that are looking for food players who can provide discipline and a hard worker for the team. My email is bsharpe12@gmail.com. phone number is: +1-574-850-8138 thank you.

  44. gabriel cowan February 8, 2018 at 1:30 AM - Reply

    Im 20 and I shoot like klay thompson with great passing ability like chris paul, ricky rubio, james harden. I have the best potential. I need to be trained about proper nutrition, how to prevent my body from injuries, and how to be a great team player offensively/defensively. I want my life to change. I am not currently on a team because I am focused on my nutrition and body to be in the best shape. I am black and filipino and would love the opportunity to play overseas. I am a well spoken individual. Thank you.

  45. antonio dorsey March 21, 2018 at 10:16 PM - Reply

    my name is antonio dorsey i am seriously seeking a careeer overseas i averaged 20.5 ppg 7.2 rpg and 7 apg i am current debating on going 4 years college then over seas or try it now my contact are antoniodorsey1111@gmail . com my contact number is 706-343-7691 also im 6″5 and 190lbs

  46. Muhammad Saqib March 31, 2018 at 8:39 PM - Reply

    I’m 23 year old and 6’4 is my height and looking for to join a basketball club to play for them

  47. demi July 8, 2018 at 4:03 AM - Reply

    I’m Demi, 26 years old (12-10-1991)
    looking to expand my career in basketball, been playing for 15 years, played high school and leagues over in melbourne australia which is where i’m from 174cm combo guard / shooting guard @ 135 pounds!!!
    +61487698207 on whatsapp

  48. Rahim Muhammand July 23, 2018 at 11:54 PM - Reply

    Hi my name is Rahim I’m 19 years old and I’ve won two state championships I play every game as if it is my last, I work hard and never stop until I get whatever I’m working to 100%

  49. Triston allen August 7, 2018 at 7:06 PM - Reply

    Hi my name isTriston allen I’m 5’11 still growing, I’m 15 years old and I’m fully committed to play overseas.

    Email: tristonallen30@gmail.com
    Number: 905-460-7374

  50. Youssef Refaat helmy September 16, 2018 at 9:41 AM - Reply

    i’m Youssef Refaat Helmy from Egypt , born in June 20 , 2001 and a member of Egyptian national team U17 as well member of sporting club men basketball – Egypt champ ( can send brief cv by mail)
    I would like to be grant scholarship in order to improve my skills in the US and reach my dream of playing in the NBA .

  51. Tiwania M Marshall November 3, 2018 at 6:20 PM - Reply

    My son is 16 year’s old in the 11th grade. He’s 6’5 180 lbs and wants to play basketball overseas or in a tournament. Can we get information ? My son is a great basketball player. My email is tiwaniamarshall37@yahoo.com. Thanks.

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