I just read an article in this week's Sports Illustrated about the starting point guard at Harvard University. His name is Jeremy Lin and according to some sources, he has a professional future, possibly the NBA. Lin has led the Crimson to their best record in years, and they are looking to make the Tournament after decades long absence. The article intrigued me at first because he could possibly be the first Asian-American to make it to the NBA. However, after reading a few pages, I saw this paragraph,
"The Kansases and Kentuckys, however, didn't exactly knock down Lin's door. He sent his CV (4.2 GPA, perfect score on his SAT II Math 2C in the ninth grade) and a DVD of highlights—edited by a friend of a friend from church—to all eight Ivies, Stanford, Cal and his dream school, UCLA. Only four schools responded. Out of the Pac-10, Lin recalls, UCLA "wasn't interested," Stanford was "fake interested," and during a visit to Cal a staffer "called me 'Ron.'"
"In hindsight," Santa Clara coach and former Bruins assistant Kerry Keating told the San Francisco Chronicle, "he'd probably be starting for UCLA at point guard."
I know there are many stories of guys who want to play for the Bruins, but there are only so many slots on the team. My hope is that CBH gets back to what he did at first and that is to find the "diamonds in the rough" ala Russell Westbrook, Luc Richard Mbah Moute, and DC.
Can you imagine the amount publicity and fanfare that Jeremy Lin would have received if he went to UCLA?