Originally Posted by ClarkC
Where did he assume that? Sounds like you are the one doing the assuming. The long-running discussion on these boards is whether the expensive USTA Player Development program ever produces anything.
A friend is providing me with a list of the kids that went through the USTAPD in the last 5 years. I will try to see where these kids are now and what schools they are playing for. It would be interesting to see.
This is by no means a full list of names but for what it s worth, here it is in no particular order:
Mousheg Hovnasian, Lawrence Formentera, Jarmere Jenkins, Chase Buchanan, Evan King, Ray Sarmiento, Van Overbeek, Spencer Simon, Tyler Gardiner, Shane Vinsant, Michael Rinaldi, Hunter Harrington, Spencer Newman, Jeremy Efferding, Alexios Halebian, Roy Lederman, Michael Redlicki, Martin Redlicki, Thai Kwiatkowski, Spencer Papa, Luca Corinteli, Joseph Di Giulio, Justin Butsch, Konrad Zieba, Nikko Madregallejo, Daniel Kerznerman.
Obviously, the list is not complete and may be added to but from all the names mentioned some are still at USTAPD but the older kids are all in college or graduating from college or going to college. The only one from the list that declared his commitment to going pro is Halebian.