Solid article in today's New York Times about NBA players who left school early heading Back to School to get their degrees. The article focuses on the young trio of Thunder: Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, and Georgetown's own Jeff Green:
Westbrook’s teammate Jeff Green resumed his classes at Georgetown, where he is chipping away at an English degree. One day, he sat near the door when a group of high school students walked past.
"One kid started yelling my name, and it felt weird because I was sitting down trying to pay attention and everyone else in the classroom started looking at me like, ‘What’s going on?’ " Green said. "My teacher handled it well. He just went and closed the door and went about his lesson."
Of course, this article may not have needed to be written if the NBA would follow our simple direction and raise the NBA Draft minimum age, but that discussion is for another time.