​​​​While the NC Court Kings Basketball Club incorporates academics into our program and we stress the importance of striving for academic excellence, not all organizations share our philosophy. 

Preparing student athletes for college and creating opportunities for them to get there is the ultimate goal.  We refer to our participants as "student athletes" for a reason -  there should be equal focus on athletics and academics. It is not only our mission, but our responsibility, to prepare our young men for these opportunities.

​Did you know?  A new rule took effect on June 15th, 2012, which allows Division I basketball coaches to make unlimited calls and texts to potential recruits who have finished their sophomore year of high school.

Know the correct way to go about the recruiting process. The first step is to become familiar with the ​​NCAA Clearinghouse Registration Guidelines and Information. The NCAA Eligibility Center, or the previously known NCAA Clearinghouse Registration, is the organization which will ultimately decide and determine the amateur status, as well as the academic eligibility for all athletes across the NCAA DI and DII levels.

The best time to register with the NCAA Clearinghouse is ​​during the junior year in high school so as to give ample time for processing clearance at the end of the school year. The applicant will have to complete several steps including submitting record transcripts, test scores, and of course, answers to the amateur status questionnaire. As a reminder, test scores and transcripts will not be done by the applicant himself. This step needs to be done by the testing center (test scores) and the high school (transcripts).

​​Indeed, NCAA Clearinghouse Registration is a tough process. But keep in mind, this process has something to do with your future as an athlete and a student. Thus, there is a need to take time in considering all the necessary requirements before submitting registration. The NCAA Clearinghouse Registration is just one step to the college recruiting process, don’t miss your chance to get recruited!



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​The NCAA's new eligibility standards for prospective student-athletes go into effect for the 2016 class but begin applying to this fall's high school freshmen. To be eligible for a scholarship and compete at a Division I institution, a high school student must have done the following:

16:  Number of core courses required for NCAA eligibility
10:  Number of core courses that must be completed by the beginning of a high school athlete's senior year
7:  Number of 10 initial core courses that must be in English, math or science
2.3:  Minimum GPA in those 16 core courses (up from 2.0)
2.5:  Minimum GPA for junior college transfer

According to NCAA statistics:
15.3:  Percentage of student-athletes who enrolled in 2009-10 but would not meet the 2016 academic standards
35.2:  Percentage of football players who enrolled in 2009-10 but would not meet the 2016 academic standards
43.1:  Percentage of men's basketball players who enrolled in 2009-10 but would not meet the 2016 academic standards.

About the NCAA Eligibility Center:
39,000:  Approximate number of high schools in the Eligibility Center database
200,000:  Approximate number of high school athletes who enter their information for certification annually
110,000:  Number of core courses, both new and reconfigured, submitted annually for NCAA approval (which breaks down to about 400 to 500 per day)
10:  Number of people on the High School Review staff
4:  Number of people on the High School Review staff who deal with the 400 to 500 core course submissions per day

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