Learning More about Division II Basketball
Thursday, November 15, 2012  |  In Recruiting Tips

NCAA Division II basketball is a confusing level of play for most prospective student athletes and parents. NCAA Division II is full of highly talented players, teams and coaches that on many nights can compete with the highest level of Division I basketball. Here are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to college basketball recruitment at the Divison II level.

  • There are hundreds of former NCAA Division II athletes playing professional basketball and there have been 100+ Division II alumni who have played in the NBA. (NCAA Divison II US Professional Basketball Alumni List)
  • Rosters at the NCAA Division II level are filled with Division I caliber players who have landed at Division II for a variety of reasons.
  • NCAA Division II programs are allowed to offer up to 10 full basketball scholarships but many are not financially funded enough to offer the maximum amount. As a result, your academic resume along with other factors can be very important when securing a spot on a Division II roster.
  • There are different "levels" of Division II basketball just like there are the Division I level. The "high-major" level of Division II basketball regularly competes and defeats Division I programs in regular season games and exhibitions. This includes plenty of wins over BCS level Division I programs.
  • For more information including rankings, scores, schedule, conference alignment and more, visit the internet's home for NCAA Division II Basketball.
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