Why participate in the Unsigned Senior Showcase?
There are two primary reasons to play in the Unsigned Senior Showcase. First, you have an opportunity to showcase your skills against other top talent in Florida in front of the college coaches, scouting services and media that have been invited. Secondly, you have a chance to make the All-Star team and travel as a member of the Florida Elite team that will play in events that are projected to have in access of 400 college coaches attending in April.
How do you showcase your skills at the Unsigned Senior Showcase?
There are three sessions in the Unsigned Seniors Showcase. The first session, with our certified trainers, is a variety of drills that will test your skill level while teaching new techniques. The second and third sessions are playing games against other participants.
What is the All-Star team, how will participants be selected and where will they play?
All players participating in the two showcases (South Florida and North Florida) will be evaluated and graded by the scouting services and Florida Elite Coaching staff in attendance. Players from each of the showcases will then be invited to attend a final tryout. Once selected for the team, players will practice and then play in two events in April. All expenses including travel, food and lodging for both events are paid for by Florida Elite Basketball, Inc.
More about the two NCAA Evaluation events:
The Florida Elite staff is still evaluating which event we will attend during the first live period this year that will maximize exposure for our players. A decision and announcement is expected soon.
In the second live period we will participate in HoopSeen Atlanta Jam – Last year’s Hoopseen Atlanta Jam was one of the top tournaments in the country during the second NCAA Spring period. More than 120 teams participated in the tournament that was attended by over 250 college coaches.
How many players can participate?
Each showcase is limited to the first 80 players that sign up, so don’t get left out, either register online or mail in registration early.
Who will coach the Unsigned Senior team?
We are pleased to announce that Steve Strand, the highly respected head coach at St. Thomas Aquinas High School, Ft. Lauderdale will serve as our head coach and will work with additional coaches assigned to the unsigned senior team. Coach Horodyski and Coach Foss will also work with the team.
Who can you contact for additional information?
Florida Elite Office – (813) 991-6445
Conrad Foss – President, Florida Elite Basketball Inc. – (813) 355-7061
Bob Horodyski – V. President, Florida Elite Basketball Inc. – (352) 219-3749
Steve Strand – Head Coach – (954) 296-4224
Darwin Floyd – Showcase Director, Central Florida Event – (813) 389-4176
Nahum St. Fort – Showcase Director, Naples Event – (239) 692-6145