Jason Kidd, the veteran guard for the Dallas Mavericks, had always been a star player even in his youth. In high school, he was constantly sought out by multiple scouts. He shocked NBA pundits and fans alike when he decided to attend the University of California – Berkeley for college. At that point, Berkeley was coming off a losing season and was not thought to be a strong college basketball team. Kidd chose Berkeley over other colleges with strong basketball teams, including Ohio State, University of Arizona, University of Kansas, and University of Kentucky, all top teams during that time. During his stay at Berkeley, Kidd would help lead the Golden Bears to NCAA significance, with back to back NCAA tournament bids. Despite being eliminated during the NCAA tournament, the Golden Bears turned around from a NCAA joke to a respectable force in the PAC-10. After two years, Kidd decided to enter the draft into the NBA, and was a first round draft (2nd pick overall) in 1994.
June 22, 2012
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