If you are a fan of basketball, you may know a famous player whose name is Professor. He has made a good impression with many people around the world thanks to his skilled hands and special playing in this interesting sport. Why this talented basketball player don’t take part in any competitions of the NBA, which is one of the most well-known leagues in the world?
Grayson Boucher has established his reputation as a potential player when he joined some international tours of And1 as well as gameshows of ESPN. Many NBA players keep in touch with him in order to get some experience and his extraordinary skills. However, this 36-year-old man said that he didn’t feel confident enough to give it a try.
- Height – The first barrier
He owns a medium height of 1m75 which is the same measure with Isaiah Thomas or Chris Clemons – who are the shortest players in the NBA. This feature sometimes prevents them from participating in some sporting events because they are not tall enough to touch the ball. Clemons was undrafted and had to find another chance in Summer League, while Thomas was finally picked in the sixtieth turn. These typical examples proved that becoming the official member of the NBA is quite difficult if you don’t have ideal height.
- His unique play
Although Grayson Boucher will not have many chances to play in the NBA, his playing helped him to create his own image as a street basketball player. This was also a reason why he didn’t suitable for NBA. “ About 15-20 years ago, I have tried my best to apply to NBA by joining some small tournaments like IBL or CBA, which were the precursor of G-League. Despite my great efforts to prove myself, my style couldn’t meet the NBA’s requirements.
- Importantly, the NBA is not all the thing he wants to achieve.
To all ballers, being a member of the NBA is a big dream in their life, which may take a long time to gain. However, in Professor’s point of view, the NBA is not the only one target in his career. He feels satisfied with everything that he has been awarded for years and just wants to go on doing that. “ Many people think that I have missed a lot of chances and money but I don’t have the same ideas like them. My happiness is encouraging people to realize their ambitions with the ball.”