Student Reading: An NBA Player @ Columbia
So he hired a tutor and worked with her three times a week. He went to Barnes & Noble and bought every SAT book at the store. He got flashcards to practice vocabulary. He estimated he studied 25 hours a week for two months and took more than 20 practice exams. He wrote his application essay about how he could apply the lessons learned in the N.B.A. to the challenges of college life.
From A Big Man in the N.B.A., But Not on Campus at Columbia, by Sam Hodgson in the New York Times