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jeffb 07-14-2013 09:44 PM

Stars staying back in school to get ahead in Basketball
 

Kirby 07-14-2013 09:53 PM

makes sense, it's a smart move by players to maximize their opportunity to go pro imo. saw this on realgm earlier today.

Bill Haverchuck 07-14-2013 10:12 PM

*cough* Tyler Hansbrough *cough*

Kirby 07-14-2013 10:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Bill Haverchuck (Post 808340)
*cough* Tyler Hansbrough *cough*

huh? what does Tyler have anything to do with the video topic?

Kirby 07-14-2013 10:24 PM

unless Tyler was held back in elementary school :x. wouldn't know.

Bill Haverchuck 07-14-2013 10:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Kirby (Post 808343)
huh? what does Tyler have anything to do with the video topic?

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.

Kirby 07-15-2013 12:47 AM

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Originally Posted by Bill Haverchuck (Post 808348)
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.
Thanks!

Nites 07-15-2013 01:36 AM

Did KG do it?

Born 1976 and drafted 1995 straight out of high school...

and LeBron

Born 1984 and drafted 2003......

I thought your either 17 or 18 the year you graduate from high school. Unless it's different in the states.

Kirby 07-15-2013 02:40 AM

I thought they had mandatory 5th years in high school back then? or was that just Canada lol

Windex 07-15-2013 02:44 AM

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Originally Posted by Kirby (Post 808480)
I thought they had mandatory 5th years in high school back then? or was that just Canada lol

I remember hearing about 5 years of high school. I think that was 20 years ago
you can only play 4 years of high school ball in the US

people have been starting 1st grade a year earlier in recent times. thats why people graduate at 17/18.

rapsmannn 07-15-2013 04:21 AM

makes sense, gives you one extra year to get a full ride at a great college get a first class education if basketball doesn't work out,

if you start getting attention and start becoming a top player in America than re-classify isn't a problem, some summer school and your caught up and go to college as an 18 year old

Bill Haverchuck 07-15-2013 10:21 AM

Re: regular high school graduation age

In some states, if not all, the cut-off for when you're expected to start kindergarten is different than it is in Canada. Here, we use December 31st. So if you turn 5 before December 31st of the school year, you're supposed to enter kindergarten. That's the regular pattern. But in the states (I think most of them) the cut-off is either the start of the school year, or September 1st.

It makes an obvious difference for people born between September and December. In the states they start school a year later than they would in Canada. So, you get guys who are turning 18 early in the year during their senior year. Then if they get held back a year, they turn 19 really early as high school seniors.

Windex 07-15-2013 10:42 AM

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Originally Posted by Bill Haverchuck (Post 808500)
Re: regular high school graduation age

In some states, if not all, the cut-off for when you're expected to start kindergarten is different than it is in Canada. Here, we use December 31st. So if you turn 5 before December 31st of the school year, you're supposed to enter kindergarten. That's the regular pattern. But in the states (I think most of them) the cut-off is either the start of the school year, or September 1st.

It makes an obvious difference for people born between September and December. In the states they start school a year later than they would in Canada. So, you get guys who are turning 18 early in the year during their senior year. Then if they get held back a year, they turn 19 really early as high school seniors.

Each state is different from July to December. September is the most popular though.
I remember doing junior and senior kindergarden in Canada. don't have that in the US.

lankganglia 07-15-2013 04:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Nites (Post 808468)
and LeBron

Born 1984 and drafted 2003......

I dunno, but it'd be fair for lebron, I think his birthday is december 31st

Chiggmo 07-15-2013 05:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Kirby (Post 808480)
I thought they had mandatory 5th years in high school back then? or was that just Canada lol

When the hell was there ever a 5 year high school... certain ones in certain provinces had a 4th... never 5 that I know of. Mine was 4 years because they started it in grade 9 at the high school I went to.

Nites 07-15-2013 06:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Chiggmo (Post 808574)
When the hell was there ever a 5 year high school... certain ones in certain provinces had a 4th... never 5 that I know of. Mine was 4 years because they started it in grade 9 at the high school I went to.

Mine was 5. 8-12.

dfunkie1 07-15-2013 06:22 PM

we used to have grade 13 (OAC). it was to get into university.

jeffb 07-15-2013 06:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Chiggmo (Post 808574)
When the hell was there ever a 5 year high school...certain ones in certain provinces had a 4th


You've never heard of Grade 13? A 4th year is a given everywhere.. It's called Grade 12


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