The NBA draft is tonight and Harvard’sÂ Jeremy Lin probably won’t be picked, but could catch on with a team as a free agent.
The NBA draft only has two rounds, and most prognosticatorsÂ don’t believe Lin will be chosen. He played against inferior competition in the Ivy League, and some scouts say that while he’s a great passer for a point guard, hisÂ offensive skills may not be ready for the NBA.
If he hooks up with a team, Lin would be aÂ rare Asian American pro athlete, which is why he has a lot of fans in the Asian American community. Lin wasn’t offered a scholarship from a big-time college program when he graduated from high school, and stereotypes about Asian Americans not being good athletes may have played a role, which he also discusses in thisÂ video. But he’s proven the detractors wrong with a nice career at Harvard and could make it to the pros.
This post is also on Hyphen magazine’s blog.