Ex-Charleston star says life is more than the NBA

Associated Press

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Former College of Charleston standout Jermel President was once like kids across the nation, watching the NCAA tournament and dreaming of an NBA career.

He didn't quite make it. But for more than a decade, his foundation has worked in Charleston to teach student athletes life skills as well as basketball skills.

He says many kids have a dream of the NBA, but the odds of making it are slim.

But President says there are chances for athletes to play for smaller schools and get an education. And playing professionally can mean a playing overseas like President did.

His foundation plans an exposure clinic this summer to give South Carolina players who may have been overlooked a chance to perform for coaches from smaller schools.

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