Smartest NCAA/NBA Players?
I know Brandon Knight is very intelligent, from him having a 4.0 GPA throughout HS. The announcer just said Knight has a 4.0 GPA in his first semester of college, and was already 22 credits in coming from HS. If that does not speak volumes of the true definition of a STUDENT athlete I don't know what does. I'm finally glad to see a highly recruited player who uses his brain off the court as well on it.
To my knowledge Josh Childress is very smart also.
Do you know any players who are currently in the NCAA/NBA who have/had a very high GPA in college?
Thad Young coming out of high school i belive was in the national honors society
Ron Artest paid someone so he could pass all of his Mental Evaluation Tests!!!!!
Grant Hill was a 4.0 through high school and had a 3.8 after college.
Yeah Grant Hill seemed to be pretty smart.
Emeka Okafor also was. He graduated from UConn in 3 years, which is SUPER tough for a normal student, let alone a student athlete who was the anchor on a national title team.
Rajon Rondo is a pretty smart guy as well.
i mean he went to stanford lol
Yes Thad Young was in the National Honor Society coming out of high school and had a 4.0 GPA at GTech. Landry Fields is also very smart he graduated Stanford in 3 years and I am calling it now that he will be an analysts when his playing career is over.
Rondo I heard was probably the smartest PG in the league intellect wise. I heard that dude is sharp as diamond cutter. A lot of the Dukies were good students like Battier and Hill.
Jeff Green I heard had a very high GPA at G'Town. Bosh was a 4.0 student too. There are more of them then you think and a lot of that is teachers favoring future stars honestly. I know Rakeem Christmas when he went to North Catholic before it shut down didn't even have to write his papers and he was mysteriously getting A's.
But Brandon Knight entering college with 22 credits is commendable it's very hard to find time to take them kind of classes being an athlete and it's extremely hard to be able to get 22 credits out the way that's almost a whole year of College! At this rate is he stays in school he could leave as a JR. with his degree.
GPA is not really a measure of how smart a person is. It does speak volumes of how hard a person is willing to work, though. Most athletes major in sociology, women's studies, liberal arts for human services, etc. Most don't major in anything that is difficult, like the sciences. I could pull a 4.0 in sociology without going to class or studying...its not a real subject, at all! I still give props to those who get 4.0, because they put in the work. Lets just not get carried away and label someone smart because they got a good GPA. I work with special needs kids in a high school and they can get A's if they work hard. Doesn't mean they are geniuses.
Graduate from Colgate at the top of his class and created "Democracy Matters" which is an organization attempting to curb the impact of money on politics.
this is definitely true redman420... you have to differentiate between the "different" kinds of smarts... book smart, people smart, street smart etc. i guarantee you if i were to go get a school junkie who stays in on friday nights and studies rather than party is more inclined to get good grades but if i put him on the street he wouldnt be able to spot a crackhead even if they stood next to him. IMO i think someone who is considered "sharp" is someone who has a legitimate understanding of all the different "aspects" of being smart. a little off topic but hey...
I'm pretty sure Knight does not have a bullsh*t major......I just looked on the Kentucky website and they do not have his major posted, but I'm pretty sure he probably has a Math major. It has been said he is very good in Math.
Knight has to be an exception when it comes to academics and his major.
Jeremy Lin, he went to freakin Harvard
Danny Granger got an academic scholarship to Yale for an engineering major and really good college entrance test scores too.
Shane Battier went to Duke, which is pretty decent, and if you listen to him, he sounds like he has his ish together when he speaks in public situations, unlike some of the other people from the NBA that you listen to (like Michael Beasley fresh out of college or LeBron's contraction talks)...
I wonder how Harrison Barnes fares in the academics department, because he is very well spoken also.
Yea Jeff Green was very smart coming out of Northwestern HS.
brian scarlabrine has out smarted every team he has played for...into thinking he was a real nba player...
So somebody doesnt think Tim Duncan is smart? How hard is it to believe he was a nerd?
Kobe always seemed to be a well educated guy. Al Horford is another really smart kid. Thad Young, Steph Curry, the Lopez twins, Landry Fields, Danny Granger, D Fish just to name a few. Kevin Garnett, Gerald Wallace, Slava Mdvedenko are a few guys who are genuinely not very bright guys in society's terms of what "smart" should be.