Jewish World Review April 3, 2003 / 30 Adar II, 5763
I'll pass on the life of a college basketball player
You may think that the college basketball season will come to
an end next Monday with both the NCAA and NIT tournaments
ending. If you think that way, you are wrong.
You would think by next Wednesday
just about all of the so-called student athletes will be back in
a classroom --- but that's simply not the case. There is more
basketball to be played.
For about 60 players, there is the Portsmouth invitation
tournament which will be held between April 9 and 12. That would
mean four days of no class for seniors hoping to impress NBA
scouts and there will be other opportunities.
High school players will also be on display. Lebron James will
be in Washington along with other high school seniors to play
on April 17. There will be a high school tourney as part of the
Kentucky Derby festivities. some of these games will be on
And everyone will make a buck off of the public
auditions which are held during the school year.
is, except the players who neither get paid or spend out-of-
season time in the classroom.
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JWR contributor Evan Weiner is a radio commentator on "The Business
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