J.r. Smith has enrolled at the North Carolina A & T and is apparently planning to pick up his academic career. The former NBA star also hopes to be able to play for the golf team of the university, unless the NCAA releases it.
This confirmed the 35-year-old on the edge of an amateur golf tournament. “It’s a long time that I was the last time to school,” says Smith. “I’m looking forward to these new challenges, I really have to put myself in stuff.”
The two-time NBA champion moved directly from the high school into the best basketball league in the world in 2004, thus never visited a college. After a total of 1,117 playing in the regular season and the playoffs, in which he has raised 12.4 points and 3.1 rebounds on average, he has since the title win with the Los Angeles Lakers 2020 no longer denied game in the NBA.
Also, his first title 2016 won Smith on the side of Lebron James, at that time still in the jersey of Cleveland Cavaliers. In addition to the two championships, “J.r. Swish” also has the trophy of the Sixth Man of the Year of the 2012/13 season in its showcase. According to spotrac he earned a good 90 million dollars in his 16-year career.
“Ray Allen convinced me somehow,” Smith explained his decision to go back to college. “We did a golf trip and he spoke about what he does so that he is going back to the university and putting new challenges. I told me to heart and decided to write to me. And A & T has one of the Best Liberal Studies programs. “
Whether the NCAA Smith will be released to join the golf team of the university is not yet known. Normally, however, this is just forbidden athletes who have already operated the appropriate sport on a professional level. Professionals from another sport are not affected by this rule, so the way should be free for Smith.
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According to PGATour.com plays Smith with a handicap of five. He himself explained that ex-NBA-Star Moses Malone had taught the golf for him more than ten years ago. Already since July he participates in training rounds of the Gulf team of North Carolina A & T.