What are colleges looking for?
Interested in whether or not anyone has any feedback on lack of exposure to certain players and what people think the major things affecting being noticed are? Whether college coaches look at high school teams, AAU club teams, summer skills camps, their schools camps or whatever it may be. It just seems interesting to me that certain girls get more attention than others and I can't seem to figure out why, I'll provide one example comparing something I've read on a player I'm unfamiliar with, to a player close to my home town. Reading the preps bulletin board, and I see that Sophomore Ali Patberg recently committed to Notre Dame, she's a 5'10 guard from Indiana who's averaging 18 pts, 5.6 reb, and 3.7 assists, and her team is 14-0. In Puyallup, Wa there's a 5'11 sophomore guard by the name of Riley Clarke, she's averaging 23.8 pts, roughly 10 reb, and 2 assists per game. While her team is 5-9 on the year, so while I haven't seen Ali Patberg play I'm going to assume she has much more help on her team than Riley Clarke. So, my question comes down to, why hasn't Riley Clarke been offered any scholarships while Ali Patberg has committed somewhere already? Curious to see what people think is the key factor for certain girls who fly under the radar to get there name out there.
I've spoken with some people and heard that Riley Clarke has recieved letters from many schools, but has not recieved any scholarship offers.