Skipping College Was Hardest Decision of Amar’e Stoudemire’s Life

by September 20, 2011

Amar’e Stoudemire reflects on his education, as quoted by the New York Times Magazine: “Deciding to go to the N.B.A. and pass on being a part of what University of Memphis had to offer was the hardest choice I have made in my life. I am not sure if Iโ€™ll get my degree or not. I have taken college classes during my summers off, but itโ€™s tough to fit traditional learning into my work schedule so I take classes on the Internet when I can. And I am very focused on continuing to learn new things. My foundation and most of my charitable work focus on creatively inspiring youth to get an education. I think education is the key for people to avoid poverty…”