PHOENIX, AZ - MARCH 30: Vince Carter #25 of the Phoenix Suns drives to the basket against James Harden #13 of the Oklahoma City Thunder during the NBA game at US Airways Center on March 30, 2011 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Thunder defeated the Suns 116-98. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
It's that time of the year again when NBA players start to think about the future and young, enterprising Newhouse sports broadcasting majors realize they have none. It's Sportscaster U!
The program is designed to help NBA players prepare for post-playing careers in the broadcast field.
The fourth annual Sportscaster U will begin on Sunday and run through Wednesday.
The list of NBA talent taking part in the program include Vince Carter, Earl Boykins, Matt Carroll, Ryan Hollins, Andre Iguodala, Dahntay Jones and Shaun Livingston.
I'm still trying to confirm but early reports are that Carter has fantastic grades but they're all in easy classes.
Former participants in Sportscaster U include Shaquille O'Neal (who will be putting those learnings to good use now), Eric Snow, Malik Rose and Brevin Knight.
In case you're wondering what something like this runs, try the $5,700 range. Then again, that's basically loose change to most of the guys in this program.