A Smooth Trip from B-School to B-Ball
I do not have a typical job for a business school graduate. Leaving college, I knew I wanted to play basketball professionally, so I hired an agent who marketed me to teams in the NBA and abroad. In July 2005, I signed a one-year contract with a team called ALM Evreux in Evreux, France -- a small, rural town about an hour west of Paris.I played basketball on scholarship during my four years at Michigan State University Eli Broad School of Business. Facilities and gear are markedly different between the top Division I Michigan State program and the smaller ALM Evreux. It was also difficult adjusting to living in another country because I didn't know anyone and lacked phone and Internet access for six weeks. However, now I am friends with my teammates -- who are all between the ages of 22 and 29 -- and it has become exciting to live and work in a new place. Here in Evreux I live in a two-bedroom apartment (paid for by the team), which includes satellite television so I can catch delayed NBA games.
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