Julius Erving came to the University of Massachusetts campus in 1968, and he left as a basketball legend. He set Minutemen scoring and rebounding records and gave thousands of fans thrilling memories with his court theatrics at the Curry Hicks Cage. Erving returned to UMass years later to attend their University Without Walls, and he finished his course work and got his degree. A degree that he had promised his mom he would eventually get. Now (October, 2012) , at the age of 62, Doctor J lives in Atlanta, and he has been praised for his community service and charitable work. He is a strategic advisor to the 76ers, and he brings his business education expertise to corporate boards and talks to athletes about focusing on their education.