Brady Heslip has decided to retire at 29.
The Canadian shooter has played several years in Europe with Igokea, Cantù, Trabzonspor, IBB and Frankfurt.
He won the G League title with the Raptors 905 back in 2017.
Per Toronto Sun, One of the best shooters in the world according to no less an authority than Jerry Stackhouse has decided to leave the basketball court at the age of 29 and pursue a second career in business.
Basketball, for the time being, is behind him he says. He’s not closing the door completely but his focus right now is on the full-time MBA at the Smith School of Business at Queens.
He starts in January and Heslip has no regrets.
“Look as I’ve gotten a little older, I’ve become more of a realist and I have a sense of what I can and can’t do,” Heslip said. “I kind of ball parked it at, best-case scenario given what I do skill-set wise, I could probably play until I’m 34 or 35.
“My fear was to do that and, whatever it may be, save a million bucks and then I’m 35 and I’m coming home and I don’t know what to do,” Heslip said. “It’s pretty difficult to enter the corporate world or any job you might do entry-level at that age. So I thought with my experience and playing six years overseas and going to University in Texas (at Baylor) and playing in all these different countries helped me sort of shape a global perspective, that it was a good time and probably a pretty smart time to make this transition.”