You've heard the question dozens of times: "What do you want to be when you grow up?"
Children living in poverty have few ideas and even fewer role models to point the way. "Doctor, lawyer, nurse or sports star" are the usual answers.
Of the 18,300 NCAA men playing basketball in 2013, just 47, or 1.2 percent of all players, were drafted into the pros, according the National Collegiate Athletic Association. The odds aren't much better for football players with roughly 71,000 NCAA players vying for just 255 professional jobs, or for baseball players where 6.8 percent of the 3,976 participants make the big leagues.