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Brogdon on entering NBA: ‘My age is an advantage’

 

Malcolm Brogdon is embarking on an NBA career after a five-year stay with Virginia that was capped off with ACC Player of the Year honors this past season.

One of the best two-way players in all of college basketball last season, the Atlanta native was selected by the Milwaukee Bucks with the No. 36 overall pick in last week’s NBA Draft.

Despite finishing his college career as an All-American, Brogdon slipped to the second round, in part because he is entering the pros at 23 years old. This week, the 6-5 guard told The David Glenn Show that he doesn’t believe his age is a bad thing.

“I think I have an advantage as far as maturity goes,” Brogdon said. “I found who I am in college. I’ve gone through tremendous ups and downs, from injuries to bad games and heartache, then great successes in college. When you experience that realm of experiences, it changes you, it molds you, and it builds character and toughness. I think that’s something that I have on a lot of these guys that were drafted this past draft.”

During the conversation, Brogdon also discussed his plans for life after basketball and what Tony Bennett told him separates the best players in the NBA.

Click below to hear the full interview: