Future 1L eligible for NBA draft, thanks to close reading of contract
Jordan Haber, 21, a graduate of the University of Florida: “I’m living the life of somebody who I hope to represent and help out one day, whether that be through law or business.” Image from Shutterstock.
A future law student who played basketball as a child at summer camp became eligible for the NBA draft after learning that he met the simple criteria.
Jordan Haber, 21, is a graduate of the University of Florida who will attend Yeshiva University’s Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in the fall. But on Thursday, he planned to be at the Barclays Center, thanks to comp tickets that he received from the venue’s social media team.
“He’s not sure where he’ll be sitting,” the Forward reports.
Other publications with stories on Haber’s eligibility include the New York Post (via Above the Law), the Los Angeles Times, Sports Illustrated and ABC News.
Haber, a Jewish TikToker, didn’t play basketball in middle school, high school or college.
He nonetheless filled out paperwork for the NBA draft after scouring a collective bargaining agreement. He learned that the requirements for eligibility are:
- The player must be at least 19 years old.
- The player must have graduated from a four-year college and have no remaining intercollegiate basketball eligibility.
- The player must have graduated from a four-year college or university in the United States.
Haber is on the NBA draft list under a category for “unknown individuals.”
“I am now Jordan Haber, member of the 2023 NBA draft class, uh, soon to be undrafted class,” he said in a TikTok video noted by the Los Angeles Times.
Haber told the Los Angeles Times that he has an interest in business, sports and entertainment law.
“I’m living the life of somebody who I hope to represent and help out one day, whether that be through law or business,” he said.
This is beginning of the draft documentary https://t.co/x6CKXKpJfe
— Jordan Haber (@j_haber) June 20, 2023