Jarrett Jack, 10-year NBA veteran, graduates from Georgia Tech

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Jarrett Jack is now in his 10th NBA season, playing for his seventh different team as a member of the Brooklyn Nets.

He also graduated college on Saturday.

From Rod Boone of Newsday:

A decade after forgoing his senior year of eligibility at Georgia Tech to enter the NBA draft, Jack is about to make good on a promise he made to his mother, Louise Jack, when he elected to leave school in 2005. He will receive his degree in business management at commencement ceremonies in Atlanta on Saturday morning, hours before the Nets tip off that night against the Hornets in Charlotte, North Carolina.

“It’s just something that I want to share with my family,” Jack said. “That’s a personal achievement, family achievement, that I would accept for myself and am able to achieve, and I want to be there for that moment. I don’t want to let that moment go by. It’s going to be probably the most special moment, if not the biggest moment, of my life. That and getting drafted, they kind of align from my perspective.”

Jack posted the following photo of him wearing the ceremonial cap and gown, and is expected to join his teammates in Charlotte in time for tonight’s game against the Hornets.