Originally Posted by justinmadison
There are 263 NCAA DI menís tennis programs. If they average 3 new players each year there are 789 spots. There are 25 blue-chip and 50 5 star players. That sounds pretty bleak for American tennis.
I guess if you count the top 25 programs that works out to 75 spots. If you go top 75 programs it would be 1 American and 2 foreign players for each school.
And I said top schools, top conferences. 4 stars can also play in to the mix on occasion. That said there's plenty of options for 4,3 and even 2 stars at mid-majors and small DI programs. Your numbers back up what I've said all along. There's not enough Americans playing tennis to fill all the roster spots. Add in DII, DIII, NAIA and NJCAA programs and where are the coaches going to get there players?