Jarrett Jack of the Brooklyn Nets has played in more than nine NBA seasons, but on Saturday he made one of his most powerful moves off the court. Jack graduated from Georgia Tech, sandwiching the commencement ceremony in Atlanta between the Nets’ victory on Friday in Brooklyn and a game Saturday night in Charlotte, North Carolina. Me and a couple of the homies at graduation today pic.twitter.com/QopEvoguOF December 13, 2014 Scheduling was tight so Jack took a private jet with his mother. After a good team win Me and my beautiful mom sitting on this PJ (stunting voice) headed… http://t.co/MjI8WXVyAE pic.twitter.com/YgvI2JdTWe December 13, 2014 Jack credited his parents for challenging him to finish what he started. He …

Jarrett Jack of the Brooklyn Nets has played in more than nine NBA seasons, but on Saturday he made one of his most powerful moves off the court.

Jack graduated from Georgia Tech, sandwiching the commencement ceremony in Atlanta between the Nets’ victory on Friday in Brooklyn and a game Saturday night in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Scheduling was tight so Jack took a private jet with his mother.

Jack credited his parents for challenging him to finish what he started. He left Georgia Tech his junior year to enter the 2005 NBA draft.

“It was a long, rough road, but I’m finally here, and I’m happy to get to it,” he said through a Nets rep.

Jack completed his Business Management degree and was traded to the Nets in the offseason. He was averaging 9 points and just over 3 assists a game this season after Friday’s victory over Philadelphia. But Nets Coach Lionel Hollins congratulated his player for a job well done away from athletics.

“I told him good luck, and that it is a wonderful accomplishment,” Hollins said of the graduation. “I tell the media all the time that there is more to life than just a basketball game.”

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Jarrett Jack Graduates From Georgia Tech, More Than Nine Seasons After Leaving For NBA