The following is an excerpt from my upcoming booklet, Go Pro Like a Pro.
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Chapter 4 deals with the decision a few, select college athletes face:
Stay in school or go pro?
The goal should not be to get to the NBA. It should be to stay in the NBA.
—Jerry West, former NBA superstar guard, longtime general manager and the silhouette in the NBA logo
Too many college athletes have not business leaving turning pro early, but they do so anyway. The goal of players contemplating leaving school with eligibility should be to get the decision right, especially with so much at stake: a college education, money, career goals and even your happiness. So, yes, it’s a big deal.
There’s nothing wrong with doing everything in your power to get to the pros as soon as possible. The purpose of this chapter is to help you focus on the issues that matter in this increase the chances that you get this make-or-break decision right. Everything else is irrelevant. But, making a good decision, based on accurate market information, can significantly determine your success—or your failure.