Once basketball is in your system, it doesn't come out.
Tubby Smith still has basketball in his blood.
And once it’s in your system, it doesn’t come out.
“I’m still wanting to play,” the Texas Tech coach said. “I still think I can play, but I can’t.”
According to scholarshipstats.com, there were 5,370 student athletes who played NCAA Division I men’s basketball in 2013. There are currently only 450 athletes maximum in the NBA.
When you throw in international players, that amounts to 2 percent of NCAA athletes who end up playing professionally.