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MTHusky

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Drummond's gesture showcases the goodwill in college sports

BELIEVE THE HYPE: College basketball suffered a series of black eyes in recent months: pay-for-play scandals, a coach accused of molesting children and a postgame melee that could have resulted in criminal charges.
So it was refreshing to read about Andre Drummond's decision to reject teammate Michael Bradley's initial offer to give up his scholarship for the freshman standout.
When Drummond chose the Huskies earlier this year, the program didn't have a scholarship for him. Bradley offered to give his full ride to Drummond, but the latter wouldn't take it.
So Drummond is competing as a walk-on and is not receiving any institutional funds to attend school.
In reality, Bradley couldn't have transferred his scholarship to Drummond, according to UConn officials. But it's the thought that counts, right? In less than a year, Drummond will probably sign a multimillion-dollar contract with an NBA team. So it's not like a year's tuition will set him back financially in the long-term. But Drummond made a team move simply because he believed it was the right thing to do. Bradley did, too. Can't be mad at that.

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http://espn.go.com/mens-college-bas...y-wildcats-kansas-jayhawks-college-basketball
 
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Look at it this way. This was the single best $21000 PR move in athletic history for Andre. Every announcer will mention his generosity during every game, and his "good guy" cred will be unfathomably high. His draft report will read : "real team player, good person, unselfish". In this day and age, with how much character is valued by pro teams who rely on players to be the face of their franchise, this 21000 is the best investment this kid could make.

Its even cooler that i don't think he had though about this at all. It was just the right thing to do.
 
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That fact of the matter is that AD is a nice guy. There are too few of those in any sport at a high level. I am proud that UCONN for all the bumps in the road we have had over the last 10 years has also cranked out some of the best people in the NBA. Ray, Kevin to name a few. We will soon be adding AD to that list.
 
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