Who are we

EC Recruiting is a college recruiting agency compliant with NCAA rules. 

We want to ease the college recruitment process both for the international student and for the schools that are looking to sign with international players. We do so by creating a platform for upcoming collegiate athletes to highlight themselves as well as show their interest in playing college basketball.

The database of players is accessed by membering college coaches that seeks the enhance their teams with international players.

Our team

Morten Thomsen – Born in Denmark in 1967.

  • Coached basketball at national, international and US level for 30+ years
  • Former senior women’s national team head coach in Denmark
  • Former youth national team coach, boys and girls in both Denmark and Sweden
  • Coached in top leagues of both Denmark and Sweden as well as years of coaching youth basketball
  • A stint as assistant women’s coach at Binghamton University, New York from 2003 -2006
  • Athletic Director for Danish Basketball Federation
  • Coach at Swedish Basketball Academy (SANDA) 

Over the past 20+ years I have assisted 200+ European kids through the process of being recruited to play basketball at a US institution.  

Our service comes with an unparallel network of coaches and players on both sides of the pond that will be difference makers and secure  

Bettina Balling  – Born in Denmark 1962.

  • Chairman of the Women’s League in Denmark
  • Team Manager for Danish U18 Women’s National at European Championships
  • Elite basketball player for 10+ years in the Danish Women’s league
  • Coached U12, U14 and U15 girls at highest Nordic level
  • Coached at Girls Baltic League (EYBL)
  • Law degree from University of Copenhagen
  • Business Owner since 1985 
  • Worked with compliance according to EU General Data Protection Regulation 

Sofie Tryggedsson – Born in Denmark in 1995

  • Bachelor in communication (2019) and Masters in Sports Management from University of the Pacific (2020)
  • Former Division 1 basketball player at Colorado State University and University of the Pacific
  • Current member of the senior women’s national team of Denmark since 2015 as well as 3×3 national team since 2019
  • Has played professionally in Denmark, Belgium, and Spain


Tassos Kaburakis said…

“There is really no one more knowledgeable on the intricacies of European basketball and the transition of young athletes to the world of US hoops than Morten. What is more important to note is his genuine love for providing invaluable service to young athletes and has done so over a couple of decades now in a self-sacrificing way. I cannot recommend him more enthusiastically. I have seen what he can do in sport settings, and anyone associated with him is extremely fortunate. People like Morten don’t come around often in one’s life. Prudently use his expertise and knowledge. He makes a difference through what he does and the way he does it. Truly a special man in this tremendously competitive business