How To Get A Scholarship For Basketball,
Season 1,

Episode 3: How I Got Ranked By ESPN – D’Shawn Schwartz

July 11, 2017

How I Got Ranked As One Of The Top Basketball Players In The Country!

Today we were blessed to interview D’Shawn Schwartz! He is currently ranked #69 on the ESPN top 100 best basketball players in the nation! He has committed to play for the CU Buffs! He gives us all a look into the life of a middle schooler who was on his way to becoming one of the best in the nation. We talk practice, We talk training and we even talk YOGA! You are going to want to hear this!

And…for the parents who thought that it was enough to play club…you might want to listen to this. THERE IS ANOTHER LEVEL! D’Shawn talks about the difference.

D’Shawn Schwartz Instagram:

D’Shawn’s Mix Tape:

Pluto Basketball Training:

ESPN Top 100 Rankings:


Exposure Basketball Camps:

West Coast Elite:


Most important thing to work on from D’shawn is Footwork!

What is the Hoopchalk Basketball Podcast?

The Hoopchalk Basketball Podcast is the best Youth Basketball podcast for young AAU basketball players and their families. Our motto is – NO MORE GUESS WORK! Our mission is to help young basketball players and their families successfully navigate the ever-changing world of youth basketball.

In this podcast we will unlock all of the locked doors that have become road blocks for youth basketball players. We will also help those who dream, but have no idea how to move towards their basketball dreams. Figuring it out alone is a pretty daunting task. I was in your shoes. My son Moses and I invite you to learn from our wins and our losses. We hope it will help someone else in their journey toward their dreams. In this podcast, we will cover everything about youth basketball – from what to look for when joining a team, to college recruiting, to social media, and even how to develop the mental toughness that will allow your young athlete to soar in games.

“There I was with this kid who wanted to follow his dream of playing pro basketball and, as a non-basketball parent, I had no idea how to make it happen. When I asked others, I constantly heard things like – ‘You just have to be good and people will find you.’ I knew that waiting for the phone to ring couldn’t be the key to success. So I started digging and I found out that, like every career, there is an actual path that you MUST take to even have a chance. I am excited to share my findings with you. Let’s work together to make this happen for our little and not-so-little ballers!” – Troy Horne

Troy and Moses Horne

See you inside episode 2! Troy and Moses Horne



  1. I’m gone to convey my little brother, that he should also go to see this website on regular basis to get updated from most up-to-date news.

    1. admin says:

      We would love that! Also, if you have any questions that you would like for us to ask future guests let us know! We want all young players to have this information! This is about helping our #basketballfam reach their goals! Thanks for the positive comment!

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