The And Women 's National Basketball Association Essay

1415 Words May 11th, 2016 6 Pages
The Danish philosopher Soren Kierkegaard once said that “life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.” It is almost every athlete 's dream to get to play at the collegiate level, but only 6% of high school athletes who play basketball are given scholarships, giving some of them the opportunity to choose where they want to attend school; all of them are given all four years of their college paid in full. In men’s and women 's basketball there are roughly 345 D1 schools. 28,000-32,000 men and women get the chance to play at the collegiate level and only a handful of them have the opportunity to play in the National Basketball Association (NBA) and Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). The recruiting process for division one (D1) athletes can be a long and stressful process but also helps to eliminate some of the worries of a regular student who is looking to go to college.
Recruitment for basketball is a long process because of many of the restrictions and rules that it come with. In basketball the beginning of your freshman year is when recruitment typically starts. After this initial process, athletes begin going to summer camps to get noticed and show interests in schools. They also take unofficial visits throughout the four years in high school whenever a school shows some interest in offering a potential scholarship. Then, junior year in high school, on September 1st college coaches can call athletes whenever they would like and on…

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