That's the great threat. The premier players can lose their big payday. All the same, I would wish for most of them that they stay and get their education and degree. Except for the few exceptional talents, college ball will be the largest stage they will ever play on. Too many pass that up for an early exit to Europe or further continents. It's hard to criticize when a lot of these kids are taking a paycheck not just for themselves but for their families, too.Out indefinitely. No wonder these kids all leave early. Why come back and risk injury?
Woulda shoulda coulda. I applaud kids who go back to school
moqui said:Kids with NBA talent who return to school are stupid. You can always return to school after your career is over, but you have to assume that the brass ring will only be within your reach once.
Kids with NBA talent who return to school are stupid. You can always return to school after your career is over, but you have to assume that the brass ring will only be within your reach once. Of course, if you are too stupid to see that then you are probably too stupid for the piece of paper to make any difference in your life anyway.
My feeling is always the kid should do what he wants, so I'm not going to hate on a kid for coming back and getting hurt, nor if he goes pro "too early". But I just feel like when we're discussing Jerami or whoever the guy is next year or the year after that, we need to keep these stories in mind. Too often it just seems like people assume guys will only improve their draft stock when they come back for a year.
It's McGarry's life; if he wanted to come back for another year at school cause he loved the experience, then god bless him, it's his life to live. And same thing the other way with a guy like Donte Greene or whoever.