Dr. Shaquille O’Neal may have started a new trend of higher education among professional basketball players. New York Knicks star Amar’e Stoudemire has announced his plans to enroll in the general studies program at the University of Miami.
“Just enrolled at the University of Miami. Working on continuing my education,” he tweeted Monday, along with a picture of himself and another man throwing up the school’s “U” sign. The university confirmed Stoudemire registered for summer classes.
In 2002, Stoudemire bypassed college to enter the NBA draft after graduating from Cypress Creek High School in Orlando, FL. He was selected 9th overall by the Phoenix Suns.
The New York Knicks fell to the Miami Heat (4-1) in the first round of the NBA playoffs.