Jay Bilas on why NIL’s have actually benefited college professional athletes
ESPN expert Jay Bilas shares his ideas on the value of NIL offers and how they benefit college sports.
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Former Michigan star Hunter Dickinson had an easy description for why he left the Wolverines and chose to move to Kansas for his last season of college basketball eligibility.
“I did have a tradition there and I essentially considered that as much as attempt to be self-centered and do what’s finest for me and my profession, not what’s finest for any person else’s profession,” the 7-foot-1 center stated on Barstool’s Roundball Podcast.
First of all, the Jayhawks– who were a No. 1 seed in 2015’s NCAA Tournament– are anticipated to be among the country’s leading groups this season. In addition, there’s a higher capacity for him to strike financially rewarding offers for his name, image and similarity.
“The individuals disliking on me would leave their task today for a $10,000 boost,” Dickinson stated. “I got, at Michigan, less than 6 figures. I got less than 6 figures at Michigan for the year.”
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Despite Dickinson averaging 18.5 points and 9 rebounds and being called to the All-Big Ten first string, the Wolverines went simply 18-16 last season and did not get an NCAA Tournament quote.
“I will not state anything bad about that program due to the fact that I still do enjoy Michigan, I do enjoy the program and whatever,” he stated. “That’s why it was so difficult to leave. I truly didn’t wish to leave, I didn’t, however I simply seemed like, man, it was the very best choice for me. It took a great deal of guts, I do not believe individuals recognize just how much nerve it considered a man who was there for 3 years, an All-American for the group.”