by Micah Hart
Making a college decision is tough for any teenager, before you go factoring in things like being one of the top basketball prospects in the country. It’s wise for anyone considering higher education to get plenty of feedback before they make a choice. So it should come as no surprise that one of the top players in the Class of 2013 is seeking advice from … LeBron James?
From Jason Jordan at ESPN comes the story of Chris Walker, a highly-touted forward from Bonifay, FL:
“The whole recruiting process can be a little overwhelming at times,” Walker said. “So many great schools want me to come and play for them. It’s hard to decide.”
To make the impending decision easier, Walker took a shot in the dark and summoned the help of his favorite player LeBron James via Twitter posting: “@KingJames I’m a top 5 player in the country in class of 2013. Where should I go to college Mr. James?”
I am impressed with Walker’s moxie, but I wonder if he is aware that the King never matriculated? No matter. Made aware of Walker’s request, LBJ was more than happy to offer his take.
Via Brian Windhorst:
“The advice I would give Chris Walker is to follow his heart and go where he believes he can help the program and they can give him a great education,” James told ESPN.com.
“Of course Ohio State and Kentucky are my two favorite programs for many reasons. They have great basketball programs, great coaches, players and are two of the best colleges in America. But with that said, Chris, you will know where you want to go when the time comes. I’m looking forward to seeing you make the decision and take your talents to that program and shine.”
It was very nice of LeBron to put in his two cents to help the young man make what will be one of the most important choices he ever makes. Still … take your talents? Might have used a different choice of words there, Kang.