Originally Posted by Bill Haverchuck
He was already 20 at the start of his freshmen year of college. It helped his recruiting out of high school. He was a man playing against boys, and he continued to have an advanced body through college. Although, to his credit, he then stayed in college longer than he had too. His stock was high enough to go in the first round of the draft after his Junior year at UNC. At that point, he would have been a 23 year old rookie in the NBA. But he chose to finish the degree. Still, I think being older throughout his basketball development provided better options that might not have been available otherwise.
yikes, he was 20? that's quite old for first year post-secondary lol.