CCR Seminar Tour Debrief, April 16 - May 4, 2015

CCR Seminar Tour Debrief, April 16 - May 4, 2015

Most recently Basketball NZ was excited in announcing a new partnership with Custom College Recruiting (CCR) as our preferred recruitment service for the USA and Canada. CCR CEO/Founder Shane Howard and his team recently completed their seminar tour which took in presentations to North Harbour Basketball, Auckland and Counties Manukau Basketball, Tauranga City Basketball, Waikato Basketball, Palmerston North Basketball, Wellington Basketball Association, Basketball Canterbury and Basketball Otago.

Well received by all our association hosts, the seminars provided parents and their children with information on how to maximise education opportunities, the eligibility requirements, accurate athlete profiling/evaluations by former professional and college coaches, and the adjustments that NZ student athletes will need to make with college life in the USA and Canada.

Natu Taufale, BBNZ Coach Development Director: 
“As an observer at the Porirua seminar, the presentation by Shane and his colleagues was concise, informative and genuine. They were able to clear up the ambiguities and issues associated with recruitment protocols and what campus life would be like for an international student/athlete from NZ, hence why they are Basketball NZ’s preferred provider for college recruitment opportunities in the USA and Canada. A legitimate pathway for athletes endeavouring to play at an elite level, as identified in the Basketball NZ athlete pathway.”

Shane Howard, Custom College Recruiting Director:
“Going into this seminar tour we knew there would be a lot of questions about the process of playing in the states. What we found was family after family hungry for not just the knoweldge but the truth and facts about the process.

My goal with the CCR/BBNZ partnership is three fold. First, we want to make sure the families, players and coaches have the facts and realities of opportunities in the states and are not just being sold an NBA dream where things are over promised. Second, we want to help as many young adults as we can achieve their dream of continuing to play in the US after high school. And third, help as many young adults that use our service to let their given sport be a vehicle to better their education, and ultimately change their life forever.

That’s the driving force of what we do here. We wake up every day and strive to make dreams become a reality. There are ZERO guarantees with using CCR’s service but you have my word as founder that we will strive to try and create as many options as possible for each athlete and family that entrusts in Custom College Recruiting.

We encourage any athlete or parent wanting more information on the recruiting process or wanting to get your son or daughter in the CCR database to start receiving up to date recruiting tips and info to go and get your free profile started at"

Basketball NZ have been pleased with the level of interest generated from the inaugural CCR seminar tour and look forward to the next opportunity when Shane Howard and his Custom College Recruitment team will be back in New Zealand. We’d also like to wish all those NZ athletes that have registered with CCR the best of luck with the recruitment process in reaching their academic and basketball goals.

Click here to find out more about the partnership between BBNZ and CCR