2020 Renewal Campaign

Orange Bowl Florida Girls High School Basketball Showcase


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After consultation with officials at Nova Southeastern University (NSU), in light of the rapidly changing landscape regarding COVID-19 and with states of emergency having been declared in both Miami-Dade and Broward counties, as well as in the state of Florida, the Orange Bowl Committee has cancelled its Orange Bowl Florida Girls High School Basketball Showcase originally scheduled for Saturday, March 21 at NSU.

PURPOSE

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 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.

EVENT OVERVIEW

The Orange Bowl Florida High School Basketball Showcase 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. A series of drills and scrimmages will be run that will best display each player's various talents at their respective positions. During the showcase, players and universities will meet to discuss scholarship opportunities for the participating athletes.

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)

AND

  • Have an SAT score of 920 (math and verbal only) or higher
  • NAIA Requirement: 970 if test was taken after May 1, 2019

OR

  • 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

KEY REMINDERS

  • Parents will be allowed to join Student-Athletes as they meet with colleges.
  • Students must provide their own transportation to and from the venue.
  • Students are encouraged to bring extra copies of transcripts and test scores.
  • Water will be provided.

ATTENTION PARENTS

An information session will take place during the showcase activites from 9:30am - 11:00am, 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.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Eligiblity Center
http://www.ncaapublications.com/productdownloads/EB17.pdf

Division II
http://www.ncaa.org/student-athletes/play-division-ii-sports

Division III
http://www.ncaa.org/student-athletes/play-division-iii-sports

NAIA
http://www.naia.org/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=27900&ATCLID=205323548

NJCAA
https://www.njcaa.org/eligibility/eligibility_rules

Core Courses
http://www.ncaa.org/student-athletes/future/core-courses

Test Scores
http://www.ncaa.org/student-athletes/future/test-scores

Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA)
https://fafsa.ed.gov/

Concussion Awareness & Safety Recognition
https://www.cdc.gov/headsup/index.html

 

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