Really cool piece by NBA agent Bernie Lee on what a college player’s thought process should be when thinking about declaring for the NBA Draft. I believe much of what he says in this article (“how quickly can you prove yourself as serviceable at that level”? / the importance of work ethic / discipline as a developed trait, etc.) is transferrable to all levels of basketball.
Working hard is a talent, doing the little things is not easy. Something I often say to young players in reference to the NBA is, “If working hard in the NBA was as much of a given as you are assuming right now, then it really wouldn’t stand out as much as it does when someone truly is a hard worker.”