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48 Next College Student Athlete (NCSA) Clients, Alumi Selected in 2017 Major League Baseball Draft

48 Clients, Alumni of World’s Largest Collegiate Athletic Recruiting Network Drafted to MLB

Chicago, IL, July 07, 2017 --( Next College Student Athlete (NCSA), the largest and most successful collegiate athletic recruiting network that matches high school student-athletes with college coaches, announced today that 48 of its clients and alumni were among the 2017 Major League Baseball (MLB) draft picks. The high number of picks nearly doubles NCSA’s 26 MLB selections in 2016.

According to the MLB, more four-year college prospects are being drafted than ever before with 63 percent of 2017 drafts coming straight from a four-year college. Of NCSA’s draft picks, 32 were drafted out of a four-year college, nine from a Junior College and seven were drafted right out of high school.

“Going to college has never been more important for prospects wanting to be drafted into the MLB,” said Jason Smith, head recruiting coach manager at NCSA. “At NCSA, our team is helping athletes in many different sports find the right college to develop their skills, get their education, and showcase their abilities. This year, we’re excited and proud to have helped so many talented athletes achieve their goal of playing professional baseball.”

NCSA assists student-athletes in 31 different sports through the recruiting process from creating an online profile, providing recruiting education, and finding the schools that are the best fit for each athlete.

For more information on NCSA, please visit or contact David Frank 312-624-7570 or at

About Next College Student Athlete (NCSA)

NCSA is the world’s largest and most successful collegiate athletic recruiting network. A wholly-owned subsidiary of Reigning Champs (, NCSA’s team of more than 600 former collegiate and professional athletes leverages 16 years of exclusive data, proprietary matching algorithms, and personal relationships to connect tens of thousands of college-bound student-athletes to more than 41,000 college coaches nationwide across 31 sports every year. You can learn more about NCSA at
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