High school students get real estate lesson from Bucks' Pat Connaughton

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A group of local students got some instruction Monday, July 18, from an NBA champion.

But Pat Connaughton, of the Milwaukee Bucks, was not talking to them about basketball.

When he's not playing for the Bucks, Pat Connaughton is involved in real estate with a company called Three Leaf Development. 

He spoke at Marquette University, where high school students from underrepresented populations are spending a week studying commercial real estate as a possible career choice.

Connaughton pointed out that there's a lot to learn about the business, and one of the most important things to do is learn how to manage your time.

"Be critical of how much time you're spending on certain things," said Connaughton. "Look at your phone app, the screen time. How much time are you spending on Instagram? Look at it, it'll tell you. It'll be an ugly truth, but it'll tell you...nah, that can't be right. It's right!"

The students in this real estate program are learning what it takes to design, build, manage, own and sell commercial real estate. 

Learning how to shoot a three-pointer like Pat Connaughton will have to wait for another time.


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