Trae Young warns basketball players about choosing colleges

Graduation season is upon us. But before the students cross the stage and throw their caps in the air, their big brother, Trae Young, has some words of wisdom to impart. Unfortunately, the All-Star point guard isn’t the first speaker at the ceremonies this year (that would be so tough, though). However, he tweeted the below advice to high school basketball players.

Basically, Young said, if you’re an outstanding high schooler, don’t make a hasty decision about where to play in college based on money. Last year, the floodgates to money in college sports were officially opened. To be fair, many college athletes have always been paid under the table.

But thanks to the NCAA board of directors suspending the organization’s rules prohibiting athletes from selling the rights to their names, images and likenesses, these young adults can finally make money.

While everyone (except Dick Vitale) recognizes that this is an important step in the right direction, Young warns the younger generation before getting into the wrong situation. The 23-year-old concluded his tweet by saying: “Don’t get distracted from the main objective and don’t be complacent or headed in the wrong direction based on something short term. The main objective is this that we all want!”

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