The exact number of college basketball athletes coming to closing, meaning rising to their final last senior season of collegiate hoops whether it be division one, two, or three is a lot to just be modest, because the amount of athletes in terms of numbers is too great of my knowledge to just give you a number specifically. So the opportunity in my opinion to have one more year of not entering the real world, (also known as getting a real job) and playing another year of basketball, working with young people and earning a masters degree seems like a pretty good deal to me! Not to mention you get to connect with a bunch of kids and experience a whole different type of culture in Ireland. Not too many people can say they have been to Ireland, for a large amount of time, not as a tourist to sightsee, but have actually had the time to explore and meet the Irish people, learn some new lingo and try some different foods. There may be mixed emotions about the weather but I have no comment on it, as I will say I was extremely happy every time the sun graced us with its appearance. But my main point is, now is the time to apply as the applications are still open. If you want the awesome experience as a victory scholar apply and go through the process. You’ll meet tons of new faces that will make your choice worthwhile, this experience is like no other, and getting the chance to become apart of the sportchangeslife family is a gift within itself as well. You will change the lives of the kids you come in contact with, turns out they will automatically love you, picking up right away on your American accent and have tons of questions for you, sharing your stories with them and listening to there’s, you’ll find that you may have a lot in common if fact which makes the connection between you all even better. Some other perks include exploring as actually you will be in the best central location as it turns out to visit many other awesome places nearby like London, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Paris, and Italy just to name a few, and while visiting those beautiful places you’ll get the chance to rock official sportchangeslife gear! Not to mention your network will grow too, with all the new faces you’ll come into contact with. So if I haven’t convinced you yet of how awesome and once in a lifetime this experience is, I don’t know what else to say but get to the website and apply ASAP!