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Kemba Walker Says He Didn’t Read First Book Till Age 20

From middle school book reports to lengthy high school essays, we’ve all read a few books in our day—that is except for University of Connecticut’s guard Kemba Walker who seems to have gotten by without somehow.

In a recent interview with Sports Illustrated, Walker revealed that he had just fully read his first book, something rare for someone who’s had a full academic career.

Kemba recently met with his academic advisor to dicuss how he could earn his sociology degree early in order to enter the draft.

As a result, he’s had to double up on his classes, take summer school, and read William C. Rhodden’s Forty-Million Dollar Slaves: The Rise, Fall and Redemption of a Black Athlete as part of an independent study program.

 “That’s true,” Walker tells Sports Illustrated. “You can write that. It is the first book I’ve ever read.”

Despite his hectic schedule with school and basketball, Kemba is on track to graduate early.

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