Heat Rookie Justise Winslow Jokes Wikipedia Got Him Through High School, Duke

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistDecember 14, 2015

HOUSTON, TX - MARCH 29: Justise Winslow #12 of the Duke Blue Devils reacts in the closing minutes againts the Gonzaga Bulldogs during the South Regional Final of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at NRG Stadium on March 29, 2015 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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Anybody who has taken classes in the past decade or so knows the power of Wikipedia—and Miami Heat rookie Justise Winslow is no exception.

Wikipedia is a go-to website for students who need quick information on any given subject. Although most teachers don't accept it as a "source," it certainly helps people get a decent understanding of the subject, helping jump-start the research process.

Those who have used Wikipedia recently have seen that the website is asking for donations (the site does not do ads). Winslow, 19, saw that request for donations and feels like he should help out, considering the website helped him get through high school and his one year at Duke:

Justise Winslow @IAmJustise

Wikipedia asking for donations... Might have to do it. Wouldn't have gotten thru high school without it. Definitely not duke #Loyalty

You're not alone there, Justise.

Update from Thursday, Dec. 17

Winslow not only raised awareness for Wikipedia's cause, but he also contributed some money, according to Ethan J. Skolnick of the Miami Herald:

Ethan J. Skolnick @EthanJSkolnick

So @IAmJustise confirms that he did indeed contribute $100 to Wikipedia. "Hopefully my tweet made them more $."

--End of Update--

[Justise Winslow]


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