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The Qualitative research will explore issues that interface particularly with Black student- athletes on Division 1 basketball scholarships regarding academic readiness, academic support, family support and how the experience of a Division 1 scholarship impacted their lives. The population of Black student-athletes that the focus of the research will concentrate on are the black student-athlete who typically exhaust their scholarship, who may have graduated or not but didn’t advance to the Pro Ranks. Case Study methodology will be applied wherein the researcher will interview nine former Black basketball players, within 1 to 5 years separation from 3 different Division 1 schools to ascertain their perspectives relating to the scholarship experience, how they negotiated these experiences, and how their actions and decisions impacted them during and beyond their scholarship playing days.
Basketball; Black Male Athlete; Coaching; NCAA; Recruiting; Scholarship
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Wright, Lonnie Gene, "Division I Men's Basketball Scholarship : The Challenges of Being a Black Male Athlete" (2015). UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones. 2593.