Dennis Schroeder exploded on the national scene after his stellar performance at the Nike Hoop Summit. Since then he has been catapulting up draft boards and mock drafts alike. Appearing at the NBA combine armed with a rumored "first round guarantee" he engaged in several media interviews. During a Q&A session an issue was brought up that raises some concern. This concern has led me to write this post. So here is my opinion of what transpired. In an interview at the hoop summit Schroeder who plays professionally in Germany explains how his German team is one win away from advancing to the second division "whatever the heck that means" he pronounced upon his return to Germany that he quote "try my best to win the game in Bremerhaven". Fast forward to his combine media interviews and a question was asked about a rumored issue between he and his coach. Schroeder explained with a almost condescending grin that upon the eve of this big game post hoop summit that he overslept and missed practice and during this big game his coach essentially benched him! He also concedes that in the waining moments of the game coach asked him to go in and he refused. He goes on to explain the he was cold and concerned over a possible injury. Let me break this thing down for you all. Schroeder kicks butt at hoop summit smoking projected 2014 lottery candidates NBA front office promises the young pg to be a first rounder in upcoming draft. Armed with this the nineteen year old then decides or agrees not compete in Europe for fear of injury$$$$ I know our first instinct is to say oh it's just some crap league over in Europe. I think there's more to it than that. There is a moral tug of war at play here . On one side we have honor, respect, loyalty, commitment and on the other family, future, self preservation. I leave the debate to you "dennis schroeder character issue or new norm with economics in pro sports"?