Jeremy Lin Encourages Stuyvesant High Students In YouTube Video

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(credit: Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Despite a 7-minute YouTube plea from students at Stuyvesant High School, Jeremy Lin couldn’t make it to be their commencement speaker.

However, on Tuesday, Lin uploaded his own video message for the class of 2012 in response.

“Congratulations Class of 2012, I want to thank you for inviting me to be your speaker. Unfortunately, I can’t make it this year. However, I made a short video with some words of encouragement,” Lin said on the video.

Lin does his own spin-off of some of the video messages included in Stuyvesant’s original video, including attempting to rap.

“Stuyvesant High I’m gonna give rapping a try. The video went well, congrats Class of 2012,” Lin raps in the video.

The Knicks point guard offered some words of advice and encouragement to the students, telling them: “Make sure you really have a lot of fun, you enjoy what your doing and you pursue your passions.”

You can watch the full video here: