Book Excerpt: The inside story of Canadian Carl English’s heartbreaking 2003 NBA Draft night

Title: Book Excerpt: The inside story of Canadian Carl English’s heartbreaking 2003 NBA Draft night
Date: December 3, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis:  In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I posted a chapter from the book I helped write, Chasing a Dream: The Carl English Story, about Carl English’s draft night in 2003.

Excerpted from Chasing a Dream: The Carl English Storythis chapter follows the story of English’s NBA draft-night disappointment after leaving the University of Hawaii in 2003. 


WHEN TALK STARTED THAT I was a potential NBA prospect, everybody had an opinion. After my junior year, there was a bit of a frenzy because I’d had such a good season and people considered me a potential draft pick, but I hadn’t publicly declared yet. I hadn’t even decided what I was doing.

It’s good the Internet wasn’t as big as it is now and I didn’t have a smartphone back then. There was a lot of noise. Nobody around me had ever been through the process before, so I was trying to figure out what to do on my own. I didn’t really know who to listen to.

Check it out on The Athletic.

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