By Andrew Perna

Roy Hibbert is one of the more entertaining players in the NBA and has become a must-follow on Twitter. He uses social media to hold court on a variety of topics, including the benefit of long arms when taking a selfie, George Orwell’s Animal Farm and Playstation 4.

He is also regarded as one of the most thoughtful and engaging players in the league, which is why RealGM recently spoke with him about the importance of education and the use of common sense as a professional athlete.

Hibbert, who was born in Queens, spent his teenage years at Georgetown Preparatory School in Maryland before earning his degree in government studies at Georgetown. While he eventually pulled his name from consideration and returned for a fourth year, Hibbert briefly flirted with leaving school early for the 2007 NBA Draft.

“Once I decided to go [back to school] after I put my name in the draft following my junior year, I realized I wouldn’t have finished if I left school. It was too hard,” Hibbert told RealGM. “I decided to stay and I got my degree, but I know there are plenty of guys who go to school for four years and still don’t get their degree.”

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