As a freshman Maravich scored 43 points/game, so there was great anticipation when he join the varsity . Well, he exceeded expectations averaging around 44 points/game each year and has been called the best basketball showman ever. He is the all-time career NCAA scoring leader. And I saw all his home games.
About a year into my studies, I determined that I could get a PhD without much additional effort. However, C. Brewer responded that PhDs weren't needed in the sugar industry, and if I continued with my schooling, they would cut off my salary. We agreed that after I returned, I'd somehow do some work for them to pay back what they had invested. (It later turned out that I wrote a report one summer on something to do with the sugar industry and the environment during my regular break and they forgave everything.)