Sunday, April 13, 2008
(posted by One More Dying Quail)
A question for a lazy Sunday afternoon...
Tomorrow, Kansas State freshman Michael Beasley plans to announce whether he will leave school for the NBA or stick around for his sophomore season. So it comes down to that age old question:
Should he stay? Or should he go?
My opinion? Stick around for another year or two. Whenever kids are trying make this decision, people always throw the money issue out there (it's even in the second line of the above link). The thinking goes that you can always go back to school, but you risk losing millions if you return and get hurt, or someone manages to uncover and exploit a hole in your game.
Those are good points. But there are two things I can think of to counter them:
1) The old adage, "Money doesn't buy happiness," is true. Being the number one overall pick and signing a multi-million dollar contract does absolutely nothing to guarantee Beasley's happiness or peace of mind.
2) I transferred after my first two years of college and began commuting rather than living on campus, which totally changed my college experience. I was still in college, but I wasn't really "in college", you know? If Beasley truly wants to be a kid and have fun and experience college, he may do well to stick around.
But those are just my thoughts. Anyone else have an opinion?