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Even without sports taking place, the news never stops. This time around, it was related to high school basketball. Two of the most promising prospects in the United States of America have decided to skip going into college, to go straight into professional basketball in the G League, NBA’s development league.
Jalen Green, a potential candidate to go No.1 in the 2021 NBA Draft, has decided to make history and be the first high school player to sign straight away with the G-League. This could open a pathway for other standout prospects to start choosing the same thing that Green is now walking at the moment. G League president, Shareef Abdur-Rahim has been working to overcome some major obstacles that caused players to never even think about this opportunity of skipping college to make it into pro basketball. The salary structure is now much more appealing and the format of the games is also more enticing, as players won’t have to play full-time G League basketball. Countless games will be like exhibitions where they can display their talent to NBA scouts who will be attending. For this, the NBA is currently trying to open a new team in Southern California, to be able to attract some of the major talents in high school.
Breaking: Jalen Green, the nation's No. 1 recruit, is informing colleges that he plans to enter the NBA/G League's professional pathway program, per @DraftExpress.— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) April 16, 2020
He's expected to be one of the front-runners to become the No. 1 pick in the 2021 NBA draft. pic.twitter.com/YWW11SsZFa
Isaiah Todd, another five-star prospect, had everything agreed with the University of Michigan. However, in a late twist of events, he decommitted and is also joining Jalen Green in the G League. This could have major implications in the NCAA, as the organization was often criticized by exploring the athletes, profiting millions of dollars, with no outcome, or little to none for who made the game exciting for the fans. The players. March Madness is one of the most viewed tournaments and sporting events in the country, but if top athletes start taking this ultimate route, college basketball could be in trouble. It’s up to NCAA’s board to start thinking about alternatives or else, this system that the NBA has assembled could be the next step into getting in the NBA.
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