It’s all part of the college basketball star’s frame of mind: leading his Wichita State team and preparing for the NBA Draft, pursuing his passion for photography and having a lens for looking at the world that moves him to give back to the community.

College athletes are cashing in. The name, image and likeness era arrived this summer, and star players across various sports are profiting from their social media presences and athletic accomplishments. A select few are bringing in six and even seven figures.

Tyson Etienne, the Wichita State star and NBA prospect from Fort Lee, N.J., has gone in a different direction. Instead of looking to make money off his ability as a basketball player — and his talent for photography, a longtime passion project — he’s using his fame to give back.

“I want to be of service to people,” the 6-foot-2 combo guard told The Post in a phone interview. “I want to help people. I’m not worried about myself. I know that I’ll make my money in time.”

On Saturday, he will present his photographic work for the first time in an exhibit entitled, “What do you see?” a curated collection of shots he took during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in New York City. Hosted by Mud Haus in Wichita, Kan., it will include a live and silent auction, a gift raffle and photo opportunities with Etienne. The proceeds will go to Starkey, an organization that serves people with disabilities, and his AAU program, the PSA Cardinals.

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By James Carter

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