Congratulations to JR Smith, he is now officially Aggie!former NBA The star is now a student at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, North Carolina, where he will play for the school’s men’s golf team.
According to Sports IllustratedOn Tuesday, the NCAA officially ruled that he is eligible to play for the NCAT men’s golf team.
JR talked about his excitement about a new chapter in his life at a press conference on Monday, Say“It’s going to be fun. Obviously different environments, from playing in front of 20,000 people to playing on a college golf course. But it’s still as nerve-wracking as a free throw in front of 5,000 instead of a 5-foot putt in front of three people. So. All this is the same to me.”
After playing in the league for 16 years and winning two championship rings, JR said that he was attracted to A&T because he wanted to participate in HBCU. As early as 2004, he was selected in the first round of graduating from high school, allowing him to skip the experience of becoming a college athlete.
He and Undefeated He also said, “This may be one of the most exciting feelings for me in a while. I really don’t know what will happen. …but it’s a great feeling to be able to truly call myself a student athlete. “
JR Smith is approved by NCAA to play golf @ncatsuaggies!
“This may be one of my most exciting feelings in a while. I really don’t know what will happen. …but it’s a great feeling to be able to truly call myself a student athlete.” – JR Smith pic.twitter.com/eEGDOFX86Q
-Undefeated (@TheUndefeated) August 24, 2021
JR also got the support of his former NBA teammates. On Tuesday, LeBron James said on Twitter: “Happy and proud of you my brother @TheRealJR Smith!!!! Love your child!Good luck to your students/athletes Go to AGGIES. “
-LeBron James (@KingJames) August 24, 2021
Congratulations to JR Smith!
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