NCAA approves J.R. Smith to play golf for NC AT&T Aggies
Forget the dream of the basket, it’s all about the “green” dreams of two NBA champions and one of the stars The greatest finals moment Once, J.R. Smith.
The NCAA announced on Tuesday that the 35-year-old is eligible to play golf for the North Carolina AT&T Aggies team.
Smith who majored in liberal arts told Undefeated When he heard the news, he was very excited.
“This is probably one of my most exciting feelings in a while,” Smith said. “I really don’t know what will happen. I have been hearing a lot of news about the NCAA, how they do it, they don’t know what they want to do with it, but being able to truly call themselves a student athlete is a kind of It’s a great feeling.”
Smith entered the NBA directly after graduating from high school in 2004 and was selected by the New Orleans Pelicans.
Later, he won two championships with LeBron James, the first was for the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2016, and the second was for the Los Angeles Lakers in the Disney bubble in 2020.
Now, the former professional player will have the opportunity to indulge in the college experience he left behind 20 years ago.
“I have always been eager to learn more and join the study group, and try to understand and try to really accept the lifestyle,” Smith said, this is his first week in class.
Former Miami Heat player Ray Allen Help influence Smith to accept the challenge and return to school.
“I think my favorite course in my life is African Studies, or liberal arts studies,” Smith told The Undefeated. “We discussed and introduced, and I did my first PowerPoint yesterday. My schedule is very open because my courses are online. So, I should get the deadline, I have to start work and figure it out. “
Smith and Aggie’s first match was at the Black College Golf Coaches Association Invitational Tournament from September 24th to 25th.
This post is written by Bonny Johnson