Basketball Recruiting and the Sparks Advantage

Sparks helps you negotiate basketball recruiting on your own terms.

Make smarter choices for academic, athletic, and personal growth.
Step up your game by working closely with researchers, educators, psychologists, and former collegiate coaches. 

Find the Right Basketball School

Basketball recruiting timelines can be confusing. They vary according to the school and the specific needs and preferences of coaches.

Try our 10-minute Recruiting Timeline Wizard to orient yourself to the basketball recruiting process. 

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Your personality and learning style can guide you toward the ideal academic match and basketball program.

Our database tool is fast and fun. It helps you narrow down school choices best-suited to your unique characteristics.

Find the Right College for Me

Happier athletes.
Happier parents.


Jump start your college career with increased direction and focus. Sparks clients enjoy:

  • Partnering with experienced advisors to eliminate stress and uncertainty at every milestone
  • Understanding the recruiting timeline for high school players
  • Weighing your options between high school varsity and AAU teams
  • Determining where you stand in regards to verified statistics

But don’t take our word for it. Here’s what some of our clients have to say about working with Sparks:


Meet Leanne

Director of Counseling

Leanne has guided countless families through the college admissions process since joining Sparks in 2010. A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, former helicopter pilot and Division I collegiate coach, Leanne will hold her M.Ed. in Higher Education from George Washington with a concentration in policy and finance by 2018 and also holds a graduate certificate in College Counseling from UCLA. She is a member of IECA, the Independent Educational Consultants Association.

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Are you ready to take control of basketball recruiting and find a college that’s right for you?

 

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