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Career before college? 11 Clippers say earning degree is still a goal
Career before college? 11 Clippers say earning degree is still a goal

Spencer Hawes has spent seven times as long in the NBA as he did at the University of Washington, where he starred for one season before becoming a lottery pick in the draft. The Clippers forward-center was on campus so briefly he didn't even choose a major. He later discovered the classes he took didn't help him make three-pointers or defend All-Star big men. "No offense to some of the sciences and humanities and whatnot," Hawes said, "but it's not really my passion or proved to be that helpful later on in life." And yet, there is something tugging at him to complete his coursework. He promised his mother he would do it. Hawes isn't an...

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