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How do you go about the process of becoming a basketball scout for the NCAA or NBA level?

I'm a Junior in high school and I love all aspects of basketball. To be able to report the strengths and weaknesses of a player that could potentially help a team is exciting to me. #basketball #athletics #scouting

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Tommaso’s Answer

Hey Darren, are you a Heat fan? If so, sorry I can't help you! ;) Just kidding!
I'm a huge basketball lover, played for many years and for a bit a looked into getting involved with NBA/NCAA.
Go to NBA.com/careers and sign up. There are a lot of paid/unpaid summer camps and internships with the league and with teams. They have also career day where you can go and drop your resume and get to talk to somebody.
Keep an eye also on WNBA and D-League, both are growing fast and it may be easier to get in and build some experience before you transition to NBA.
Another opportunity could be to work for basketball agencies, they scout people around the world to play into the NBA, that could be fun to travel around and find talents.
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Keith’s Answer

If not an accomplished athlete walking into the role, you will need to accrue equally relevant experience. You could simply be a fan, but also have new ideas about how to identify talent. That is entrepreneurial. Like most folks part of an organization, the longest road involves starting from the bottom - any entry-level position (maybe an internship or rotational program) to get in the door. You would need to show your value to the organization by doing the basics before taking opportunity to show you have an eye for talent. Make some connections. Suggest the head of scouting be a mentor. There are ways to get there, but it could be a long road if not privy to these decisions makers through other means (i.e. family, friends, key associates.)
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