Slow Time, Fast Facts

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  1. Hawker45

    Hawker45 Founding Member

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    Actually, not really facts... but calculations based on facts from 1982 through 1999 used by the NCAA... to encourage kids to get their degrees.

    Men's Basketball

    • Less than one in 35, or approximately 2.9 percent, of high school senior boys playing interscholastic basketball will go on to play men's basketball at a NCAA member institution.
    • Less than one in 75, or approximately 1.3 percent, of NCAA male senior basketball players will get drafted by a National Basketball Association (NBA) team.
    • Approximately three in 10,000, or approximately 0.03 percent of high school senior boys playing interscholastic basketball will eventually be drafted by an NBA team.
    Women's Basketball

    • About 3.1 percent, or approximately three in 100, of high school senior girls interscholastic basketball players will go on to play women's basketball at a NCAA member institution.
    • About one in 100, or approximately 1.0 percent, of NCAA female senior basketball players will get drafted by a Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) team.
    • Approximately one in 5,000, or approximately 0.02 percent of high school senior girls playing interscholastic basketball will eventually be drafted by a WNBA team.
    Football

    • About 5.8 percent, or approximately one in 17, of all high school senior boys playing interscholastic football will go on to play football at a NCAA member institution.
    • About 2.0 percent, or approximately one in 50, of NCAA senior football players will get drafted by a National Football League (NFL) team.
    • Approximately nine in 10,000, or approximately 0.09 percent of high school senior boys playing interscholastic football will eventually be drafted by an NFL team.
    Baseball
    • Less than three in 50, or about 5.6 percent, of high school senior boys interscholastic baseball players will go on to play men's baseball at a NCAA member institution.
    • Less than eleven in 100, or about 10.5 percent, of NCAA senior male baseball players will get drafted by a Major League Baseball (MLB) team.
    • Approximately one in 200, or approximately 0.5 percent of high school senior boys playing interscholastic baseball will eventually be drafted by an MLB team.
    Source: http://www.ncaa.org/wps/portal/!ut/p/kcxml/04_Sj9SPykssy0xPLMnMz0vM0Y_QjzKLN4j3CQXJgFjGpvqRqCKOcAFfj_zcVH1v_QD9gtzQiHJHRUUAc0tpTA!!/delta/base64xml/L3dJdyEvUUd3QndNQSEvNElVRS82XzBfTFU!?CONTENT_URL=http://www.ncaa.org/research/prob_of_competing/

    Slow today, ain't it!!
     
  2. OpelousasLSUFan

    OpelousasLSUFan Founding Member

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    Great Post Hawker!

    this should be given out to every person playing high school sports! That really puts things into prospective.
     
  3. cajdav1

    cajdav1 Soldiers are real hero's

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    That seems pretty high to be, how many schools play interscholastic basketball in the NCAA at all divisions? The NBA has what, 60 draft picks total?

    There were way to many teams listed on the 3 divisions for me to try and count, but I'd bet there at least 700-800 teams, that would be about 9,000 players.
     
  4. LSUfreshman21

    LSUfreshman21 Founding Member

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    Ya every year someone leaves for a pro sport too early and it kills their careers. If your talent doesn't resemble Lebron or Vick just stay in college and get your degree, or atleast just stay in college to get a higher draft pick.
     
  5. bayareatiger

    bayareatiger If it's too loud YOU'RE TOO OLD

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    I agree that it really puts their prospectives into perspective.

    But that's just me. :grin:
     

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