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The most exciting time of the Basketball year is upon us so let’s get the madness started!ys!

Who’s making noise in the US?

Our spotlight this week is on The University of Miami’s  Dejan (DJ) Vasiljevic from Melbourne.

DJ has had a fantastic Sophmore season for the Canes, averaging 9.0ppg and shooting over 40% from the 3 line, his sharpshooting has been an intricate part of Miami getting the 6 seed in this year’s NCAA tournament. DJ has looked at home on the big stage all year, including going off for 19 points in 4 minutes early in the season.

 

In case you didn’t know, the University of Miami or “The U” has a long history of NBA/NFL alumni who have spent time in beautiful Miami. The U was a Football powerhouse as shown in ESPN’s 30 for 30 from a few years back, and if you haven’t seen this film we strongly advise getting your hands on it.

Unfortunately, a deep run into the NCAA tournament was not on the cards for the ‘Canes this year. Going down to Loyola-Chicago on a buzzer beater in the first round.

Follow DJ on twitter @Dejanmv

Follow The U Basketball on Instagram @caneshoops

Inspirational video we love:

In the spirit of the NCAA tournament beginning, we thought why not take a look back at some of the best moments over the past decade from the big dance.

 

What our Alumni are up to?

Jump on Instagram and check out what some of our guys are getting up to for March!

Tobias Cameron is finishing up his redshirt freshman year at ACU, keep posted for more on him!

Ben Basten of Bloomfield College reached the Elite 8 of the D2 NCAA Tournament!

Harry Froling of Marquette, just missed the NCAA Tournament. They are the 2 seed in the NIT. They won their first game against Harvard.

Sebit Reath was out at LSU to see his big bro Duop on Senior night. Duop wraps up an impressive career.

Ben Fakira is over in the US preparing for his freshman year at South Dakota. He snuck out to the conference tourney to give the Coyotes his support!

Recruiting information: 

What SAT score do I need to be eligible to play college basketball?

NCAA Division I colleges use a sliding scale for test scores and GPA.

If you score low on your GPA, you must score higher on your SAT to be eligible. If you score low on your SAT, your GPA score must be higher to compensate. You can find the sliding scale table here.

NCAA D2 requrires you to have a minimum score of 820 for SAT or 68 for ACT. These can be found here.

NCAA D3 schools only offer academic scholarships, with the opportunity to play basketball coming after you are deemed academically eligible.

For more information download our free college resource PDF here

What’s next for AUSA Hoops? 

College hoops is our life and it’s Tourney time baby! Expect the AUSA office to look like a Las Vegas sports book playing all the games we can possibly watch this month!

In case you didn’t already know, the list below is all the Tournament teams in Div1 basketball with Australian’s playing this March.

NCAA– Miami, Montana, Duke, TCU, Creighton, New Mexico State, Arizona, Florida

NIT– Marquette, Saint Marys, Boise State, Louisville, Baylor, LSU

CBI– Grand Canyon, San Fransisco, UC Davis.

 

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Boys April AAU Tour

We are looking for some big men to complete our rosters. Email your highlight video to steve@ausahoops.com asap to be considered. Get more info on the trip. This is the final chance for players who graduated in 2017.

Girls July AAU Tour

Our squads are almost set. We are looking for one more girl (preferably a wing or a forward) to complete our roster for July. Email rhys.murphy@ausahoops.com with your highlight video to be considered. Find more info here.

Youth Development Tour

This is our first tour for Year 9 & 10 players that is focused on player skill & character development and giving players a taste of what it takes to make it in American basketball. We will be filling our squad in the coming months.