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Just seems to me that if you can go to Harvard or Stanford or even Georgetown, you do. No knocking our awesome state school, but it is not Harvard.
If he was NBA ready and one and done type, then go to Kentucky and no one cares, bu it sounds like he's not that guy.
One interesting thing about the Ivy League schools is they don't give out athletic scholarships. Instead, the student athlete is treated like any other student and must apply for financial assistance. This makes it difficult for the star athlete that is considering a professional career prior to graduation because if they bolt for the NBA or overseas they're left holding the bag for the student loans (unless part or all of the financial aid is in the form of grants).
Sadly, there are tons of athletes that are smart enough to receive offers from a school like Harvard, but only a very, very, very few end up going there if they appear to have a basketball future.
*I concede your point though wineknow. You're right about the certain schools that have solid basketball programs and incredible degree notoriety. I'd go to Stanford or Georgetown in a heartbeat on a basketball ride.
Stanford, Georgetown, Rod Odom's school, Rice, Berkeley, Duke... lots of great academic institutions give out athletic scolarships. Ivy league schools don't... but if a student athlete wants the sort of academic challenge and environment at Harvard, but still wants an athletic scholarship, he's got a lot of options.
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This post was edited by NogalesJerry on 5/21/2012 at 4:27 PM
Don't forget Brad's article: http://247sports.com/Article/Elite-wing-to-Big-East-74507
Georgetown does give scholarships, but let's not confuse their definition of 'student' with Harvard's. Alan Iverson got his name wrong on the SAT and just about every other question wrong, and he still went to Georgetown.
He probably can't even spell Harvard.
Getting in to a G-town, Harvard, etc. is 99% of the battle. Once they've got that tuition money coming whether it's from the AD, the parents or Uncle Sam loans, you have all the tutors you need to do your homework for you.
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