Basketball

Here I do my best to paint pictures of my playing experiences. My #1 goal in starting this site and writing about this stuff is to make the stories enjoyable and share-worthy for even those who are not interested in basketball. For a full-length look into my early days hooping, get my free book “Buy A Game” here (it’s a PDF — File –> Save/Save As… and it’s yours).
Professional Basketball Camp Reviews

My basketball ability features some God-given talent but not that much — I mean, I played Division 3 college basketball and wasn’t recruited out of high school (read below to learn about that) — my best talent is persistence. My game comes from hours of practicing, period.

Basketball is what I do most — whether it be playing, working out, training players, posting video, taking photos, writing about the game… you get the point. I diversify into other arenas and do a myriad of other things, and basketball is my passion. The competition and the long-time aspect of improving and beating my peers is what I love most about it; these aspects can also be found in other vocations, which is why I know I won’t be sitting on my hands when i’m done playing the game on a daily basis.

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Since my first contract in September 2005, I have signed and played for 5 different teams worldwide, and been to the following countries at one time or another: Lithuania, Mexico, Germany, England, Croatia and Montenegro (former Yugoslavia). According to Eurobasket.com, 18,382 players in professional and semi-professional leagues outside the USA in 2008-09. 1,484 Americans played in 2008-09 season overseas. So we add in 400 for the guys in the NBA (throw in a couple hundred for college kids if you like also), factor in a world population of 6,781,521,494 (as of 5/22/09), that places in me in the top (less than) 1% in the known universe for my basketball ability. Neat, huh?

There are still lots of places I want to see and visit, and basketball — coupled with my ambition, which is stronger than my hoops ability– will be my vehicle for such experiences.


The following are stories about my experiences playing and the places I’ve been. The most important thing about these experiences and my recollection of the is that I am honest about what I speak on — if I wasn’t what would it be worth? — so know that while you peruse.

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268 Comments

  1. Nate says:

    I seen your eurobasket link for the pro camps, and then I read about you talking about avoiding camps that don’t put proper time into websites/returning emails etc.. I’m just curious, in all your experiences, whats the absolute BEST country to play pro (in your opinion) and the BEST website to find such quality camps? Thanks.

    • DreAllDay says:

      Just curious huh…

      I haven’t played in every country (I talked abut every place I’ve been on this website) so I couldn’t tell you which is best and every team/league is unique. So any player has a unique situation for themselves. Camps can be researched via Eurobasket or a simple Google search. I do not endorse any camp and final decision will be up to that player.
      And as I say on this site, pro bball is for adults — you are 100% on your own in both decisions and outcomes. Aside from what you read on my Guides & Tips page, I offer zero recommendations for what any player should do.

  2. Brandon says:

    Hey Dre, im 14 and I just wanna thank you for giving me a boost to go out everyday to practice and become a better me! I started giving up because I was to small and weak but who am I to quit, I wont go anywhere with that mentality. Im going to try to be the best I can be and surpass my goals. Ill miss 100% of the shots ill never take.
    Thanks, Brandon

  3. Mo says:

    Have you played basketball for 10000 hours or more? That is, according to Malcolm Gladwell, the amt of time it takes to become an expert at something.

  4. Jonathan koroma says:

    nice work man

  5. Jamal McClerkin says:

    Dre, I am a current senior at Metro State University looking to play pro after this season and there is no plan B for me. Like you I am going to build my career coming from a Top D2 school. I had a question about going to camps in Europe and how to find them. I am going to attend the camp in Slovenia and I am really looking into attending the camp in Pula, Croatia that you talked about on your website. So my question is ” how do you find out where these camps are located in Europe ?, which ones are good ones to attend ? And how you know there good ones to attend ?

    • DreAllDay says:

      I was about to reply until I saw you left this same comment on three IG photos and on Facebook. What the fuck is wrong with you? Spamming is the wrong way to get help from me. And the answer to your question is already on this website. Read it.

  6. Saul says:

    Dre, do you need any equipment for the jump manual?

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