Tracy McGrady reveals why he went straight from high school to the NBA

Tracy McGrady
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Tracy McGrady was one of the best young talents that went to the NBA straight out of high school.

McGrady opened up about his decision to join the league instead of spending a year or two in college.

“Time goes by, I’m playing my season, my name’s getting stronger, I’m sitting in my coach’s office. He’s like, ‘I know you want to go to Kentucky, I know you want to go to college but after I tell you this you’re going to forget all about it.’

He’s like, ‘I got a $12 million deal for you.’ I said, ‘from who?’ He said, ‘from Adidas. They want to offer you six years, $12 million.’ My college dream went out the window and that was it,” McGrady said during his appearance on the “All the Smoke” podcast with Stephen Jackson and Matt Barnes, via Chris Fisher of 247Sports.

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