One of the top high school recruits in the nation spurned the program he was committed to and decided to head to the NBA's G-League instead.
Darius Bazley had been committed to play for Jim Boeheim and the Syracuse Orange in 2018-19, but decided he'll turn semi-pro.
According to Yahoo! Sports‘ Shams Charania, Bazley will forego a college career to earn a little cash in the NBA's developmental league. But just how much can Bazley earn?
The max contract a G-League player can sign is $30,000.
It's awful news for Syracuse, who loses its top recruit late in the process. Bazley revealed why he's skipping college:
"The G League will have the most to offer, considering that is the development league for the NBA. I will get more out of that than going overseas. The G League is the closest thing to the NBA. I see most guys now are spending time in the G League even after they went to school and the draft, so this gives me the chance to accelerate the process."
The G-League 2018 Draft will take place this fall.
Did Bazley make the right choice?