If you’re reading this you’re most likely interested in playing professionally overseas or just simply curious about the whole process. This post may seem a bit lengthy, but it has some very vital information for you guys! I timed myself and it only took 16 minutes to read lol.
My name is Corin Adams better known in the basketball world as Tiny/TA9. I’ve been playing professionally overseas since 2010. I’ve played in Puerto Rico, Portugal, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Sweden, Czech Republic, Chile, and Switzerland. Throughout my career I’ve been through damn near everything you can think of. The good, the bad, and the ugly. Making it in this basketball world has been a roller coaster for me. It’s been very eventful and actually lead to me releasing my autobiography. The purpose of the book, much like this blog post is, to help my fellow hoop dreamers through this transition and also to help you guys learn from my mistakes.You can ask any overseas professional basketball player, there’s always something(s) they wish someone would’ve told them prior to beginning their careers. Based on the person, you’ll get a number of different answers. I’m going to do my best to touch on as much as I possibly can. If you’re interested in reading about more in depth experiences and explanations, you can purchase my book entitled “Tiny Setbacks, Major Comebacks: From Brooklyn To Europe” on Amazon or Barnes & Noble.
For most of you, your college careers are unfortunately coming to an end. If you’ve made it as far as the collegiate level, it’s safe to say you’re very passionate about playing basketball. So passionate that you don’t necessarily want your senior night to be your last game. You want to continue to play and after all the years you put in, you want to get payed for it. After college your options of playing are WNBA/NBA, Overseas, Semi-Pro, or recreational. For the majority of you guys – overseas seems to be the most realistic option. So your first few questions are most likely – How do I actually get overseas? What is it like playing in a foreign country? [Read more…]