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Days after draft, NBA 1st-round pick Sam Dekker still has to mow his parents' lawn

Being a first-round NBA draft pick couldn't help 21-year-old Sam Dekker escape household chores.
/ Source: TODAY

Although NBA first-round draft pick Sam Dekker is projected to make nearly $8 million over the next four years, the 21-year-old is unable to escape household chores.

Sam Dekker, right, poses for photos with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after being selected 18th overall by the Houston Rockets during the NBA basketball draft, Thursday, June 25, 2015, in New York.Kathy Willens / AP

Less than 72 hours after crossing the stage at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, the Houston Rockets’ newest player (and the 18th overall pick) was back home in Sheboygan, Wisconsin mowing his parents’ lawn.

His proud mom was all too happy to share the news on Twitter.

The picture has gained traction, inspiring University of Wisconsin-Platteville recruit Mitch Davis to share a picture of himself mowing the lawn after his college acceptance.

On Twitter, Dekker's picture has inspired the hashtag #Dekkering, modeled after the now-famous #Tebowing.

Maybe once his first check clears he can hire a professional gardener!