Q: I am a 5’8 point gaurd with no offers. I’m a rising senior and I’m wondering how I can play pro basketball without playing in college.
A: In short, you’re a 5’8″ high school player with no college offers — without knowing you, you’re probably not good enough for the pros. Most high school players aren’t, regardless their size or stats or anything else. That’s what college is for: development. My advice is you go to college and play to develop a pro-ready game, if thats still your goal in four years. If you were good enough to go from HS to the pros you wouldn’t need to ask how.
Additional info: If you’re in high school, you would be lucky to make a college basketball roster. You are very far from being a pro. Stop disrespecting the game.
Dre Baldwin is creator of The Third Day philosophy of professional discipline. A 9-year international professional basketball player, Dre teaches how the Discipline, Confidence and Mental Toughness that made him a professional athlete applies both to the business world and everyday life.
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