CJ McCollum has long been billed as a forward thinker, and for good reason. The third year guard is quite candid about his post-playing career intentions. He wants to cover the NBA.
Before McCollum was posting 20-point games in black and red, he was posting articles in 12-point font for "The Brown and White," Lehigh University’s student newspaper. He graduated from Lehigh with a journalism degree in 2013, and has since been keen to continue building his resume parallel to his professional play, which is also beginning to turn heads.
ESPN Staff Writer Ohm Youngmisuk sat down with McCollum to discuss his collegiate past, NBA present, and media future:
"I wasn't a McDonald's All-American, I wasn't a five-star in high school to where I had a signing where I put the (college of choice) hat on ESPN," McCollum said. "My mom and dad were at my signing, another girl who was going D-I for swimming was there.
Read Youngmisuk’s full article, here, for more details and extended reflection from McCollum, teammate Damian Lillard, Blazers GM Neil Olshey, as well as McCollum’s mother Kathy Andrews-McCollum.
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