There are few things as important as a good education, even if said education comes later than expected.
For former Detroit Piston Darvin Ham, that is exactly what happened.
In the photo below, you can see Ham as he walks across the stage and accepts his degree from Texas Tech, twenty-three years after leaving the Red Raiders for the NBA.
Darvin Ham left Texas Tech after three years for the NBA. He played 8 seasons and eventually started a coaching career that’s now landed him as the top assistant with the Bucks. Twenty-three years later, he completed his degree and walked in graduation ceremonies today. pic.twitter.com/URYh5BCnoB
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 10, 2019
Ham, who is now 46, played his final two NBA seasons with the Pistons. In his final season (2004-2005), he averaged just one point per game.