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College Basketball

Basketball was invented at a university in 1891, with the first intercollegiate game being played in 1893. Since then, basketball has evolved into a vastly different game and transcended into one of the USA’s iconic sports. Currently, college basketball is the second-highest level of competition behind the NBA in terms of quality. An interesting fact is the NCAA’s March Madness annual basketball tournament generates almost 90% of the NCAA’s revenue, raking in over $900 Million annually.

All three major athletic associations – NCAA, NAIA, and NJCAA – have produced iconic basketball players. Michael Jordan, Steph Curry, Sue Bird, Kevin Durant and Breanna Stewart all enjoyed successful college basketball careers before reaching superstardom. There are over 2,000 men’s and women’s basketball teams at the college level across all associations.

Basketball Scholarships

Due to the variety of college associations and divisions, basketball players have numerous opportunities to play despite the high level of competition. NCAA Division I men’s basketball teams are permitted to offer 13 full scholarships per team, while women’s teams can offer 15. Both men’s and women’s Division II college teams can offer 10 full scholarships, while NAIA teams can offer 17 and NJCAA teams 15 each. When scholarship numbers are compared to other sports, basketball has an abundance of scholarships available, demonstrating the high-profile nature of the sport and the level of competition at the college level.

WHEN DO I START?

The journey to the university of your dreams begins right now! The earlier you start, the better, as it allows you to collect video footage, set goals, compile your resume, write the SAT and ensure you are NCAA compliant. The best time to start the process is at the beginning of Grade 10 – but do not worry if you are already past this point. Apply now to speak to one of our expert recruiters who will answer all your questions about the athletics scholarship process!

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