A good start for you is to sign up to EC Recruiting. This platform is filled with coaches that are ready to recruit international players, and by being a member of EC Recruiting, they will see your profile.
For the NCAA it is important that their players are amateurs. This means that you as a player are not allowed to have played professionally – you are not allowed to have made money or gained any other benefits from playing basketball. For this particular reason, the NCAA requires an Amateurism Certificate which is a part of the NCAA Eligibility Center process.
NLI stands for National Letter of Intent.
It is the letter you sign when you have decided what university you would like to play for. The letter is not legally binding, however, it is an “agreement to agree”.
There are many rules to when coaches can be in contact with players and more importantly, when they can not. There are different periods: contact periods, evaluation periods, quiet periods, dead periods, and recruiting periods.
An official visit is “any visit to a college campus by a college-bound student-athlete or his or her parents paid for by the college”.
When you go on an official visit, the school pays for your transportation, three meals a day, lodging, and any entertainment that they plan for your visit. The school pays for you and your parents.
Unofficial visits are visits that the prospecting recruit pay for. The school is not allowed to pay for anything other than three tickets to complimentary admissions (one for the player, and two for each parent/guardian/other).
If you are in the fortunate situation that several schools are interested in you, you should go visit those schools. Technically, you can visit as many schools as you would like to, however, you can do up to five official visits. You can read more about those here.
If you want to visit more than five schools, you must pay for the visits yourself.
Certain rules in the NCAA are different from the European FIBA rules. Some of these rules include the backcourt violation, the shotclock, and some more.
You can read the complete set of rules here.
Most scholarships are a one-year agreements that must be renewed each year – and usually they do.
Reasons for your scholarship not to be renewed could be breakage of school- or team rules.