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wlee43 06-18-2011 07:54 PM

which current player had highest gpa
 
in hs and college?

ThaSwagg3r 06-18-2011 07:59 PM

Re: which current player had highest gpa
 
Jacque Vaughn (former NBA player) had a very high GPA. 3.94 in high school and a 3.72 in Kansas (college)

Emeka Okafor had a 3.8 in college (UConn) and a 4.3 in high school. :eek:

He is actually tied with Thaddeus Young for high school GPA. T. Young also got a 4.3 in high school, no idea what his college GPA was though

Edit: Matt Bonner wins in college since he had a 3.96 GPA in Florida.

rezznor 06-18-2011 08:04 PM

Re: which current player had highest gpa
 
http://lastrow.files.wordpress.com/2...pg?w=318&h=470


3.96 in HS, 3.5 in college


Quote:

7. Shane Battier, F, Houston Rockets

• Age: 32

• On-court accomplishments: 2-time Naismith award winner (high school and college), 2001 No. 6 overall NBA draft pick, 2-time All-NBA defensive second team

• Alma mater, major, GPA: Duke, religion, 3.5

• Languages: “English and German.”

• Off-court/intellectual interests: “Finance, sabermetrics, golf.”

• If I weren’t a professional athlete, I’d ... “Be working with youth in some capacity. Similar to the mission of my foundation, I would want to encourage and inspire a new generation of potential leaders through higher education and effective leadership skills.”

• Nerdiest thing about me: “I have a subscription to Laptop magazine.”

• Smartest teammate I’ve had: “Brent Barry.”

— Steve Greenberg



Read more: http://aol.sportingnews.com/mlb/feed...#ixzz1Pfhokz8Z


20 smartest athletes


Quote:

In it, Wetzel tells a story from Battier’s senior year in high school, in which many top programs were recruiting him,
Battier narrowed his choices to six schools — Kentucky, Kansas, North Carolina, Duke, Michigan and Michigan State — and told everyone else, politely, to leave him be.
He then set out to minimize the degree to which the chosen schools could interfere with his studies; he had a 3.96 G.P.A. and was poised to claim Detroit Country Day School’s headmaster’s cup for best all-around student.
He granted each head coach a weekly 15-minute window in which to phone him. These men happened to be among the most famous basketball coaches in the world and the most persistent recruiters, but Battier granted no exceptions.
When the Kentucky coach Rick Pitino, who had just won a national championship, tried to call Battier outside his assigned time, Battier simply removed Kentucky from his list. “What 17-year-old has the stones to do that?” Wetzel asks.
“To just cut off Rick Pitino because he calls outside his window?” Wetzel answers his own question: “It wasn’t like, ‘This is a really interesting 17-year-old.’ It was like, ‘This isn’t real.’ ”

Shane Battier for President



Quote:

Memphis Grizzlies' Shane Battier.

HERE IS AN EXCERPT FROM WIKIPEDIA:

Battier was a two-time Academic All-American and Academic All-American of the year in 2001.

***Let me state that it takes smarts to have the GPA to become an Academic All-American.
Source(s):
http://jubileeproject.org/

http://www2.ed.gov/news/pressreleases/20…


B-Low 06-18-2011 08:05 PM

Re: which current player had highest gpa
 
I'm gonna let racism light my way and guess JJ Reddick

DStebb716 06-18-2011 08:09 PM

Re: which current player had highest gpa
 
I have a 3.68 GPA in college, wonder how many pro players are ahead of me.

24r2 06-18-2011 08:10 PM

Re: which current player had highest gpa
 
Kobe has 1.0

Suckafree 06-18-2011 08:10 PM

Re: which current player had highest gpa
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ThaSwagg3r
Jacque Vaughn (former NBA player) had a very high GPA. 3.94 in high school and a 3.72 in Kansas (college)

Emeka Okafor had a 3.8 in college (UConn) and a 4.3 in high school. :eek:

He is actually tied with Thaddeus Young for high school GPA. T. Young also got a 4.3 in high school, no idea what his college GPA was though

Edit: Matt Bonner wins in college since he had a 3.96 GPA in Florida.


How do you know all this. Nice job good sir :bowdown:

Bone Machine 06-18-2011 08:17 PM

Re: which current player had highest gpa
 
I know Derrick Rose had like a really high SAT score.

get these NETS 06-18-2011 08:18 PM

Re: which current player had highest gpa
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by B-Low
I'm gonna let racism light my way and guess JJ Reddick

the same jj reddick that never graduated from duke?


okufor graduated in a real major in 3 years..


battier is a smart guy and actually a very polished and articulate guy....but let's be real....religion is a gut major...even at Duke....or especially at Duke

Tide 06-18-2011 08:34 PM

Re: which current player had highest gpa
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Bone Machine
I know Derrick Rose had like a really high SAT score.


I really don't believe the SAT thing Derrick had a 3.2 in high school.

sundizz 06-18-2011 08:37 PM

Re: which current player had highest gpa
 
Ya'll are all foolish....it's obviously without question Jeremy Lin. He had a 3.1 at Harvard, but wasn't taking bs classes. He got into Harvard on pure brains, as they don't offer athletic scholarships. He obviously a pretty smart dude, plus he's Asian.

asdf1990 06-18-2011 08:38 PM

Re: which current player had highest gpa
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Tide
I really don't believe the SAT thing Derrick had a 3.2 in high school.


did he take his own tests or did he have someone take it for him?

keepinitreal 06-18-2011 08:39 PM

Re: which current player had highest gpa
 
Really depends on the major.. Math/Physics/Chemistry/Biology require a lot more time and work than most other majors.

Balla_Status 06-18-2011 08:49 PM

Re: which current player had highest gpa
 
Shane Battier majored in religion. Come on. That's like a guaranteed 4.0.

Balla_Status 06-18-2011 08:49 PM

Re: which current player had highest gpa
 
Agree with poster who said Jeremy Lin.


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