You've spent years training in basketball and contending for your high school. Now is the time to ensure all that work pays off. Last year over 145,000 student athletes received athletic scholarships that helped them pay for their higher education. For some, it can mean the difference between obtaining a college degree and having to put that aspiration on hold.

If you intend to be a competitor for one of the numerous men's basketball scholarships available to student athletes you have to know which schools to contact, who the coaches are and how to get in front of them. In some cases, joining a network of student basketball athletes with pre-established access to college coaches can help considerably. AthleticScholarships.com was created to provide these student athletes with the information they need to improve their chances of being recruited and getting a men's basketball scholarship.

Men's Basketball Sports Program & Athletic Scholarship Statistics

Detailed Breakdown Nationwide for Basketball
Average Number of Athletes 16
Total Number of Athletes 31,007
Average Operating Expenses Per Player $7,596
Average Operating Expenses Per Team $115,744
Total Full Time Head Coaches 1,169
Total Part Time Head Coaches 1,728
Total Full Time Assistant Coaches 1,596
Total Part Time Assistant Coaches 3,692
Average Total Revenue $760,287
Average Total Expenses $579,580

Use the men's basketball athletic scholarship information above to find out:

Total Number of Athletes and Average Athletes Per Team: This tells you approximately how many male athletes are on men's basketball teams across the nation, which will help you determine how competitive the recruiting process is. The more positions there are the more opportunities you have for getting on a college basketball team.

Average Operating Expenses Per Player: This describes just how much colleges are spending on average for each player on a men's basketball team for things which might be required including uniforms and equipment. The amount a university invests in you as a player should help figure out how valuable they think you're to the basketball team and the overall sports program as well as the level of support they give each player.

Average Operating Expenses Per Team: This is exactly what it cost on average for a college to run the day-to-day operations that keep the basketball program up and running. This will give student athletes a good idea of the quality of men's basketball programs, facilities and training employees at colleges throughout the country. The more colleges spend the greater quality you can expect.

Total Full and Part Time Coaches: Coaches are essential to assisting you hone your skills and help you stay on track educationally and athletically so you'll be able to keep your basketball scholarship year after year. The more men's basketball coaches there are, the greater your chances are to get one-on-one training and attention which will help you reach your goal of graduating college.

Average Total Revenue: The more money colleges could make off their men's basketball programs the more likely they are to grow them. When men's basketball programs are more profitable and popular colleges will invest more in their present programs and other colleges will establish a new basketball teams to get in on the action. More basketball teams usually means more athletic scholarship opportunities.

Average Total Expenses: Is there a growing interest in encouraging and expanding men's basketball teams? Are colleges aggressively recruiting men's basketball players? The total expenses stat includes operating and recruiting expenses. This will provide you with a good idea of how much colleges around the country are investing in men's basketball programs and recruiting players, thus whether or not basketball scholarship opportunities are likely to grow, keep pace or weaken.

Now that you know the national statistics see how the different divisions compare. Pick a division below to get detailed sports program and athletic scholarship statistics.

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