Kevona Davis, scholarship or pro contract?
Do you think Kevona Davis made the right decision to accept a track scholarship with UT (University of Texas). Or should she have done the same as Briana Williams (JAM) and Tamari Davis (USA).
1. Williams is 18 and she signed with Nike. She will also attend university this year
2. Tamari Davis just celebrated her 17th birthday and signed will Adidas. She also will attend university
3. Kevona Davis turns 19 later this year. She accepted a scholarship to UT.
Share your views below.
Right now mi think this girl shoulda eat a food... See the other two a eat big food and them both ina school and will both attend college.
Taking a contract doesn't mean you will not go to college... Going to college even harder as you run almost every week and three and four events. U have to compete to keep your scholarship and you can lose scholarship.
You can contract as well...but not before the three years given. Shoe company also can pay for your school.
@Anthony I agree with @Marcus, the NCAA system is not for everyone. Many are run into the ground and burned out physically by the time they are ready to compete professionally, since you are competing for your school and trying to help score points for them through multiple events vs focusing on your own competitive wellbeing. Also, the NCAA has its issues with many of its shortcomings being well documented in regards to athlete compensation for its "Amateur" student athletes. As, @Marcus mentioned, she could still go to university while competing as a professional on the IAAF/World Athletics & Diamond League circuits. Ask Noah Lyles how that worked out. Of course, she could try it out for a year as well (although, it will be interesting seeing how everything will resume post pandemic) and, if she feels like she is being held back or its not as challenging, turn pro like Sydney McLaughlin with Kentucky.
@auburn I care less what people think or say, GIVE ME THE MONEY AND I PAY FOR MY OWN COLLEGE.
Again, anyone chooses the other way out, a fi dem business.