The Odd’s of Playing Division I Basketball

In a recent study, 551,373 boys played on U.S. High School basketball teams during the 2017-18 season, while only 4,577 U.S. players were listed on NCAA I rosters in the prior year. So, the overall odds of a U.S. High School player making an NCAA roster is less than 1%  (0.83% to be exact) or roughly 120:1

The odds vary significantly depending on where you compete in High School. The odds of playing D1 are much higher if you are from basketball hotbeds such as Washington DC (33:1) and Maryland (35:1), not so good if you’re from some other states where the odds of playing D1 may be over 500:1.

Below are some statistics from the study that we wanted to highlight!

NCAA DI Basketball Players by Height – 2016-2017

  • Average Height – 6’7″
  • Shortest Height – 5’5″
  • Tallest Height – 7’6″

Odds of Playing DI Basketball for Colorado

  • Total High School Players – 9,204
  • Total DI Players – 58
  • % of High School Players on a DI Roster – .63%
  • Odds – 159:1

NCAA Men’s Basketball Demographics

  • DI – 24.8% White, 57.6% Black, 17.6% Other
  • DII – 34.1% White, 50.5% Black, 15.4% Other
  • DIII – 56.2% White, 32.4% Black, 11.4% Other

We don’t share these statistics to discourage any players from their dreams of playing DI basketball, however, it is important to understand what you are up against. If you are at a disadvantage statistically, there are still ways to separate yourself by becoming the most skilled player you can possibly be on the court!

To read the full article and study, click here.


2020-21 COLORADO PREMIER SPRING TRYOUTS

REGISTRATION OPEN FOR U9-U17 BOYS AND GIRLS TEAMS

We are excited to announce tryout dates, times, registration and season information for our 2020-2021 Girls and Boys Colorado basketball club Premier Academy Teams, featuring many of the top AAU teams in the Rockies and the United States, including our Nationally Recognized U16 and U17 Nike EYBL teams.

Prior to registering, please make sure you fully understand all participation requirements, commitments, and fees associated with participation in our elite hardwood program.  This information can be found by clicking here and selecting + for your age/gender/location group.  Links at the bottom of these pages will go directly to our club policy documents and other important information.

JEFFCO, PARKER, AURORA U15-U17 BOYS & GIRLS TEAM TRYOUTS

*Includes Tryouts for U16 & U17 Nike Girls EYBL Teams & tryouts for all U15-U17 location teams including Jefferson County, Littleton, Highlands Ranch, Parker & Aurora

Dates: Sunday, March 15th and Monday, March 16th *Players must attend BOTH days of tryouts.

Times:

  • Sunday – Girls 6:15-7:30pm & Boys 7:45-9pm
  • Monday – Girls 5:15-6:30pm & Boys 6:30-7:45pm *Note Time Change From Monday

Location: Gold Crown Fieldhouse – 150 S. Harlan St. Lakewood, CO

Check-In Information: Due to HIGH VOLUME OF PARTICIPANTS, all players must check-in 30 minutes prior to the start of their session.

*All parents and/or legal guardians must attend check in to complete required forms and documents.

What to Bring: Basketball, Water Bottle, WHITE T-SHIRT, and a great attitude.

Cost:  $15

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

JEFFCO U9-U14 BOYS AND GIRLS TEAM TRYOUTS

Dates: *Updated Monday, March 2nd & Wednesday, March 4th *Players must attend BOTH days of tryouts.

Times: Girls 6:15-7:30pm & Boys 7:45-9pm

Location: Gold Crown Fieldhouse – 150 S. Harlan St. Lakewood, CO

Check-In Information: Due to HIGH VOLUME OF PARTICIPANTS, all players must check-in 30 minutes prior to the start of their session.

*All parents and/or legal guardians must attend check in to complete required forms and documents.

What to Bring: Basketball, Water Bottle, WHITE T-SHIRT, and a great attitude.

Cost:  $15

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

PARKER, AURORA U10-U14 BOYS AND GIRLS TEAM TRYOUTS

Dates and Times: *Players must attend BOTH days of tryouts.

  • U9-U12 Boys – Thursday, March 5th 7-8 pm & Saturday, March 7th 10-11am
  • U13-U14 Boys – Thursday, March 5th 8-9pm & Saturday, March 7th 11am-12pm
  • U9-U12 Girls – Thursday, March 5th 6-7 pm & Friday, March 6th 6:15-7:30pm
  • U13-U14 Girls – Friday, March 6th 7:45-9pm & Saturday, March 7th 9-10am

Location:  Sierra Middle School – 6651 E Pine Ln, Parker, CO

Check-In Information: Due to HIGH VOLUME OF PARTICIPANTS, all players must check-in 30 minutes prior to the start of their session.

*All parents and/or legal guardians must attend check in to complete required forms and documents.

What to Bring: Basketball, Water Bottle, WHITE T-SHIRT, and a great attitude.

Cost:  $15

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

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