Jeremy Lin: From Harvard To Hardcourt
Jeremy Lin is an Asian-American with big hoop dreams. He led Division II California champions Palo Alto High School as team captain. Lin was a legitimate Division II player of the year. However, no Division I school would offer him a scholarship.
This made him switch to plan B which was to go to a school not known for its basketball program, Harvard University. As a Crimson he averaged 16 points, 4.4 rebounds and 4.4 assists in his senior year, possibly reminding us of the all around basketball savvy of Andrei Kirilenko during his years as a Crimson.
Lin is an undrafted rookie who now plays in the NBA Summer League for the Dallas Mavericks. He has so far impressed GM Donnie Nelson and owner Mark Cuban. He showed he had great basketball IQ, sharp shooting from the perimeter, passing skills reminiscent of former Mavs Steve Nash and he is not afrrarid to mix it up underneath the hoop. During the game against the Washington Wizards, he took John Wall to school with his cerebral plays.
It looks like Jeremy Lin has impressed a lot of people in the ongoing summer league. Whether he lands in an NBA roster or not, he can always fall back on his other credentials anyways- a degree in Economics at Harvard University.