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LinkedIn Sports Challenge 25/30

#LinkedInSports Day 2️⃣5️⃣: Share an interesting statistic about athletes or the sports industry.

Here's a statistic for you.


If you are a boy that participates in high school basketball in the United States, you have a .00832% chance of being selected in the NBA Draft.


Of course there are many assumed variables that go into that calculation, but it's a powerful statistic.


So powerful that I include it in every single presentation I give.


It doesn't matter if I'm speaking to middle schoolers or college athletes, the message remains the same. The idea of getting paid to play a sport at the highest level is far more difficult than social media makes it seem.


If we take the NBA out of it, and just speak about Division 1 scholarships, the stats are still powerful.


If you are a boy that participates in high school basketball in the United States, you have a 1.018% chance of getting a Division 1 college basketball scholarship.


The data below is from the most recently published report on NCAA participation.


I don't share this information to crush dreams.

I share it because it needs to be heard.

I share it to motivate student athletes.


If you really want to get to the top, you have to be willing to do things differently than everyone else.


#sportsbusiness #linkedinsports #statistics

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