8. Jeff Green
If there ever was a hard working fellow who loved education and sports alike, it is Jeff Green. He enrolled in the Georgetown University and showed promise during his three seasons stay. However, he decided to pursue NBA. Green was a fifth pick overall in 2007. You must be thinking since he is playing basketball, his education must be hurting? – Not quite.
During offseason, players usually relax, do vacations and travel around etc. But Green used these breaks to rejoin Georgetown University. He completed a degree in English and a minor in theology. This level of dedication towards education shows that Green is one of the smartest players around in the NBA.