With March Madness and the NCAA Tournament reaching the Sweet Sixteen, college basketball is now top of mind for many. But the tournament may bring up special memories for some advisors and wealth management professionals who played college basketball themselves.
Take Joe McLean, founder of family office Intersect Capital, who played in the NCAA Tournament all four years of his college basketball career at the University of Arizona. McLean, reflecting on this year’s tournament, said that for a lot of players, these will be the last games they will ever play.
“You don’t really realize how great it is until years later,” McLean said. “This is the ultimate win-or-go-home. It’s a culmination of all the things that lead up to the tournament and the memories you have with your team that last forever.”
Here, we highlight some wealth management professionals who played college basketball and some of the lessons they carried over into business, in no particular order.