Yes.  Prep school basketball coaches do like international players for the following reasons.  The first is that they infuse both the team and the school with their culture.  Both domestic and international student athletes can benefit from this coming together of cultures.  Secondly the international player plays a different style of basketball. Europeans, stereotypically, are more fundamentally sound.  Prep school coaches generally welcome talented basketball players from all backgrounds, including international players. Many prep schools in the United States have a rich history of recruiting and developing players from around the world. These players can add value to a team and contribute to its success.

Prep schools coaches are often on the lookout for talented players, regardless of their nationality. They recognize the potential that international players possess and appreciate the opportunity to work with athletes from different countries. Additionally, having international players on the team can enhance cultural diversity and foster a more inclusive environment within the program.

However, it’s important to note that individual coaches may have different preferences and priorities when it comes to recruiting players. Some coaches may have more experience or a specific interest in international talent, while others may focus primarily on domestic prospects. Ultimately, a coach’s decision to recruit an international player will depend on various factors, including the player’s skill level, potential, character, academic standing, and the specific needs of the team.

Here are three links discussing this topic on the PREP Athletics Podcast:

Do Prep School Coaches Like International Players? Feat. Coach Raphael Chillious

Can International Players Play at a US Prep School?  YES They Can!

What are the Benefits & Challenges of International Prep School Basketball Players?  Feat. Coach Dan Haynes

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