College Basketball Vs College Essay

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To become a professional; to become the next Shaq, Kobe, or Curry; these are dreams set by every player when they start a sport, and only a few ever make it. As Ashley Graham once said, “College basketball was one of the hardest, most rewarding experiences of my life. Every single day on the court was a mental and physical challenge.” College Basketball has the better games because it is the player’s only chance of going all the way to the NBA or WNBA, and due to the slim chances of making a starting lineup in the pros, players give everything they’ve got into the sport.

The determination of the players and their will to play is what truly makes a sport exciting, and with the chance for each player’s career to end at college, they play with everything they’ve got. For example, John Wooden, a basketball player that went to the University of California once said, "It 's not how big you are, it 's how big you play." How you play is something that can either bring excitement to the sport or, if you don’t play with passion and go one hundred percent, how boring you are to watch. For the NCAA there are 351 teams in just Division 1 with each team offering 13 scholarships per year. Coming out to about 4,511 players fighting to make a team, and hopefully make it to the professional leagues. For most kids, this is their only shot of doing something amazing with their life, so they play with passion
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There are players like Kobe, Shaq, or Curry, who make the NBA games exciting to watch, but each of those players started in the NCAA along with many other great players. Everybody’s gotta start somewhere, and the NCAA is the player’s proving ground to dictate where they go in life. So, would you take the opportunity and give it your all to have a chance of making the
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