Attached below is one of my favorite articles of all-time. The article is particularly pertinent in today’s Division I basketball landscape with the high amount of transfers. Way too many kinds are bailing at the first sign of failure at a particular school. This article should be mandatory reading for every college freshman student-athlete.
Tom Sr. still harbors hard feelings about how his son was treated at Michigan, but that anger has limits. He had wanted his son to go to Cal, 35 miles from the family’s home, but says if that had happened, “he would not have accomplished near what he has accomplished.” He is glad his son went to Michigan. “He became a man there,” Tom Sr. says. “When you become a man, that means you get slapped around a little bit.”