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Jalen Green, top high school basketball prospect, bypasses the NCAA for the NBA’s G League

Green will be foregoing the traditional college route and will instead be joining the G League, the NBA's developmental league, next season, according to league President Shareef Abdur-Rahim."We're thrilled to welcome a player and a person of Jalen's caliber to the NBA G League," said Abdur-Rahim in a statement sent to media outlets on Thursday. "He represents the next generation of NBA players, and we couldn't be more excited to have him develop his professional skills in our league."In a video posted to his Twitter, Jalen Green said, "It's been a crazy exciting experience for me and my family. A lot of opportunities came but the ultimate end goal is to get to the NBA." There's no word yet on what team Green will be playing for. A news release from the G League said the team "will be unaffiliated with any existing NBA G League franchise or NBA team," but did not provide further details.But according to Shams Charania, NBA Insider for The Athletic and Stadium, Green will be joining a newly created Los Angeles franchise. Charania estimated Green could earn up to $1 million for the year.

From high school to the NBA

Most basketball players out of high school do at least a year in college before signing up for the NBA Draft. NBA rules stipulate that a player must be at least 19 years old and a year removed from high school to sign up as of 2006. The rule wasRead More – Source

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