The SMWW/NetScouts apprenticeship program provided a big opportunity for me to grow as a scout and as an individual looking to break into the basketball industry. The program gives you the hands on experience to live scout D-I basketball games and enhance your skills as a writer. There, you had your articles published to the NetScouts site where you wouldn’t normally be able to do on your own. The part of the apprenticeship that may get overlooked is the weekly chats and the chance to interact with college or international basketball coaches/scouts. That proved to be very valuable and gave insight into the industry that I aspired to join. Having taken the apprenticeship twice, I learned a great deal on analyzing and evaluating players and teams. Carl genuinely wants to see you succeed and he gave me support and mentorship throughout the program.