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Royal Ivey Gets His College Degree

by Darnell Mayberry Published: December 12, 2011

Just days before the start of training camp, guard Royal Ivey received his degree from the University of Texas. Ivey, who turns 30 on Dec. 20, was a four-year player for the Longhorns from 2000-04 but took incompletes in his final semester to focus on draft preparation.

He was all smiles on Monday as he shared what he got his degree in: Applied learning and development/ youth and community studies with a minor in social work.

“It took me long enough,” Ivey joked.

Ivey, though, said he had always planned on finishing up

“For one, I promised myself that I was going to finish,” Ivey said. “And I promised my mom. (My family) really stresses education. My mom’s a school teacher. My grandmother’s a school teacher. So I come from a lineage of school teachers and it was important that I got my education.

“When I have kids, I want to be able to say ‘Yeah, I played in the NBA but I also had my degree.’ So it’s a great feeling.”

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by Darnell Mayberry
OKC Thunder Senior Reporter
Darnell Mayberry grew up in Langston, Okla. and is now in his third stint in the Sooner state. After a year and a half at Bishop McGuinness High, he finished his prep years in Falls Church, Va., before graduating from Norfolk State University in...
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