"UAB was the perfect situation," he said. "Everybody's happy -- my mom, my stepdad, my family. They're happy and excited that I'm graduating. That's big for my family, and that's big for me, graduating and getting that degree. For them, knowing that I'm going to get my master's, that's even better. It's my life-long dream to play professional basketball. I'm happy to go to a bigger stage and get my master's."