Top 2020 prospect Jalen Green will head to NBA G League instead of college

Must Read

Johnson & johnson to stop selling talc-based johnsons baby powder in US and Canada

Johnson & johnson to stop selling talc-based johnsons baby powder in US and Canada Johnson's talc-based baby powder is suspended...

Amazon Has Hired 80,000 Workers Out of 100,000 Plan

Amazon Inc. has filled 80,000 jobs in the span of a few weeks, part of a hiring spree to...

In a short time, a landslide clears eight houses into the ocean

In northern Norway, a square of land a few hundred meters wide has cleared eight houses into the ocean....

Artifact is getting a singleplayer campaign

After it failed to set the world on fire, Valve went back to the drawing board with Artifact, and...

Elegant Pajamas That Make Hibernation a Special Occasion

WHEN EVENING pajamas first slinked their way into the fashion lexicon in the early 20th century, they sent shock...

One of the nation’s top high school basketball players will forgo the college route and turn professional instead.

Jalen Green, a consensus top-three recruit in the 2020 high school class, announced Thursday afternoon that he will play in the NBA G League next year instead of attending school for one year

The NBA/G League professional pathway program launched in 2018 and Green is the first participant in the reshaped version. Per ESPN, Green will receive $500,000 and will be provided a program that includes professional coaching and mentorship outside of the traditional G League schedule, while competing against those teams throughout the season.

ESPN also reported other prospects in the 2020 class — such as  Isaiah Todd, Makur Maker, Karim Mane, and Kai Sotto — could join Green in this venture.

CORONAVIRUS & SPORTS: Get the latest news and information right in your inbox. Sign up here.

A native of Fresno, California, Green is a 6-foot-5 guard who is already primed to be a top draft pick in the 2021 NBA draft. ESPN ranks him as the top player in the class.

Among the college, teams vying for what likely would have been one season of Green’s services were Auburn, Oregon, Memphis, Fresno State, USC, and Oregon, according to ESPN.

USA Men's Junior National Team participant Jalen Green (69) dunks during minicamp at the U.S. Olympic Training Center.
Credit: USATODAY

------ Search with Google ------
- Advertisement -

Popular

California Man Arrested for Allegedly Stealing Coronavirus Test Sample From Hospital, Police Say

California authorities arrested a man suspected of stealing a coronavirus test sample from the Sutter Davis Hospital, police say. Shaun Lamar Moore, 40, of Davis,...

Every horror movie of 2020, definitively ranked (including ‘Invisible Man’ and Netflix’s ‘The Platform’)

Horror movie of 2020 aren't just for Halloween anymore. They're year-round extravaganzas of bloody gore, crazy villains and high-concept stuff that'll freak you out...

More Articles Like This