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How does a player go about applying for a roster spot on a summer league team?

Do leagues handle recruiting or do the teams do it themselves?

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Wayne Walker
December 25, 2019

Good question. While the vast majority of leagues leave recruiting to the individual teams, some leagues do it at the league level and allocate players to their teams to create a competitive balance.

The best way to go about finding the right team is to check out the leagues' listings in the desired region of the country or a particular competitive level. 

The more competitive leagues tend to work exclusively with college programs

It is important to find a team that suits your current development level. Sitting on the bench has never developed a player's skills.

Wayne Walker