The Orange Bowl’s mission and vision is to promote and serve South Florida in order to inspire youth, engage the community and enhance the economy. The Orange Bowl Florida High School Basketball Showcase presented by Baptist Health meets that mission and vision by providing an opportunity for young student-athletes to use their basketball and academic skills to attend college and ultimately earn a degree. This effectively has the profound effect of changing young peoples' lives.
The Orange Bowl Florida High School Basketball Showcase presented by Baptist Health is a FREE one day event that will bring together Florida high school seniors and juniors to meet with educational institutions in Division II, III, NAIA and Junior colleges from across the country. In light of COVID, this year we have implemented numerous health and safety measures to comply with local, state, and national coronavirus restrictions. In addition to performing temperature checks during the check-in process, colleges, student-athletes, volunteers, and staff persons will receive various PPE items. Additionally, student-athletes activities will be slightly modified along with the implementation of various sanitation protocols. While encouraging social distancing, attending colleges and universities will still have the opportunity to view participants compete in a series of tests and drills that best display each player’s various talents at their respective positions. Following the showcase, players and universities will meet to discuss scholarship opportunities for the participating athletes. Masks must be worn at all times and additional precautionary measures will be put in place.
HOW IT WORKS
All student-athletes must pre-register. The participant must be a graduating high school senior or a high school junior who has not accepted a scholarship offer from a Division I basketball program. In addition they must meet the following qualifications:
Have a 2.5 GPA or higher in 16 Core Courses (please visit http://www.ncaa.org/student-athletes/future/core-courses for a description of NCAA Eligible Core Courses)
Have an SAT score of 920 (math and verbal only) or higher
NAIA Requirement: 970 if test was taken after May 1, 2019
Have a composite ACT Score of 18 or higher or a sum score of 68 or higher
All Division II, III, NAIA, and NJCAA athletic directors and head basketball coaches are invited to attend. There will be ample time for coaches to view the athletes in drills and to talk to them individually about their respective basketball programs. Staffs from admissions and financial aid departments are encouraged to attend as well.
SCHEDULE (subject to change)
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. - Check-in/Registration
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - Skills & Drills
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Scrimmages, 5-on-5 games
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Student-Athletes meet with College Coaches
Masks or Neck Gaiters must be worn at all times.
During showcase activities the only persons permitted on-site are event staff, student-athlete participants, general volunteers, volunteer coaches and participating colleges.
Due to COVID-19, parents and/or spectators will NOT be allowed on-site at any time during or after the showcase activities.
Students must provide their own transportation to and from the venue. Parents and/or additional guests will NOT be allowed to accompany student-athletes.
Persons dropping off and/or picking up student-athletes must remain in their car.
Scouts and recruiters are NOT permitted at the Showcase.
Students are encouraged to wear gym shoes and gym shorts. Event shirts will be provided.
Students are encouraged to bring extra copies of transcripts and test scores.
Water will be provided.
- An information session will take place virtually to educate parents on financial aid, NCAA eligibility requirements and much more. We encourage you to attend this session to learn more about putting your student-athlete in the best position to be successful and college-ready. Further information regarding the virtual parent information session will be sent out close to event day.
Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA)
Concussion Awareness & Safety Recognition