AthleticScholarships.com Division I NCAA Men's Basketball Recruiting Guidelines Reveal Stats for Ideal Recruits

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AthleticScholarships.com uses data provided by hundreds of college basketball coaches, recruited student athletes and college rosters to create Division I NCAA men's basketball recruiting guidelines for high school students looking to play at the collegiate level. The guidelines reveal what's considered all around ideal stats for high level Division 1 NCAA men's basketball recruits.

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Players who earn the most attention from division one schools stand out at an early age. They appear to dominate the high school level on film.

AthleticScholarships.com, a leading provider of college recruitment information and athletic scholarship statistics, has just released in-depth Division I NCAA men's basketball recruiting guidelines for each player position. The guidelines are an overview of what basketball organizations and coaches find to be the ideal statistics for high level, 5 star recruits. Players that meet one or two requirements will likely still generate interest among Division I NCAA men's basketball coaches and recruiters.

It's important for players to understand that evaluating prospective athletes isn't an exact science and some factors can't be measured. However, Rick McDole, Director of Recruiting Operations at NCSA Athletic Recruiting Network, pointed out that, "players who earn the most attention from division one schools stand out at an early age. They appear to dominate the high school level on film." The guidelines provided are meant to help student athletes better prepare themselves for the recruitment process and increase their odds of securing a spot on a Division I NCAA basketball team by understanding the ideal stats.

The guidelines were created using data provided by a number of sources, including college basketball coaches from around the nation, hundreds of student-athletes who have participated in Division 1 men's basketball and college rosters. The purpose of analyzing the data was to reveal the model stats for basketball players that are chosen to compete at the Division I NCAA collegiate level.

Division I NCAA Men's Basketball Recruitment Stats for High Level Players

Point Guard

  •     Height - 6'0"+
  •     Minimum 12 PPG
  •     Great ball handling skills
  •     Great passing skills
  •     Displays strong floor leadership
  •     Able to knock down open shots from the perimeter
  •     Able to break defenders down off the dribble
  •     Exceptional athleticism
  •     Exceptional lateral quickness
  •     Excellent court awareness

Shooting Guard

  •     Height - 6'2"+
  •     Minimum 12 PPG
  •     Good ball handling skills
  •     Good passing skills
  •     Able to score the basketball from different areas on the court
  •     Exceptional shooting ability from the perimeter
  •     Extremely athletic
  •     Very good lateral quickness
  •     Good court awareness
  •     Able to break defenders down off the dribble

Small Forward

  •     Height - 6'4"+
  •     Minimum 12 PPG
  •     Able to score the basketball from different areas on the court
  •     Extremely athletic
  •     Good lateral quickness
  •     Very versatile all-around skills

Power Forward

  •     Height - 6'7"+
  •     Minimum 12 PPG
  •     Able to run the floor extremely well
  •     Extremely athletic
  •     Able to play facing the basket or with back to basket
  •     Very good rebounding skills

Center

  •     Height - 6'9"+
  •     Minimum 12 PPG (exceptions for athletes 6'10"+)
  •     Able to play with back to the basket
  •     Able to run the floor extremely well
  •     Very good rebounding skills
  •     Extremely athletic

Preferred Grades for Division I NCAA Men's Basketball Recruits

  •     3.0 GPA
  •     ACT score of 24 or higher
  •     SAT score of 1000 or higher

To get more information on men's basketball recruiting and athletic scholarship statistics in states, divisions and schools across the country, please visit: AthleticScholarships.com

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AthleticScholarships.com is a leading provider of college athletic scholarship statistics and recruitment information. The organization helps student athletes identify opportunities and make connections with recruiters across the country by gathering stats on a wide variety of men's and women's sports and delivering the information in an easily searchable format that allows users to search by sport, state, division and school.

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