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Jonathan Kuminga Considering G League, Is 50/50 On Reclassifying Into Class Of 2020

May 23, 2020 10:36 PM

Jonathan Kuminga whittled down his college list to Auburn, Duke, Kentucky and Texas Tech, and also included the NBA G League as a possible destination for the 2020-21 season.

Kuminga is currently rated the #1 prospect of the 2021 class.

Kuminga added that he is still considering whether to reclassify into the class of 2020.

“For me, right now, I would say 50/50. With everything is going on right now, I don’t want to put myself in the type of situation where I don’t know what I’m doing. So I’ve just got to be patient with it, sit down with my family and plan on everything," Kuminga told Paul Biancardi on the "High School Basketball Happenings" podcast.

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Tags: Jonathan Kuminga, High School, High School Recruiting, D-League, D-League Misc Rumor

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Penny Hardaway: It's A Recruiting War When It Comes To G League Pathway Program

May 21, 2020 9:04 PM

Penny Hardaway has spoken candidly about how the NBA's program allowing elite high school players to sign with a G League pathway program will impact college basketball recruiting.

"It's going to have a huge impact, because it's just a recruiting war right now when it comes to that," Hardaway said. "But I think it's going to affect us because we're recruiting a bunch of five-stars."

The NBA's initial designs last year called for players to receive offers of $125,000. But contracts for players in the G League's yearlong developmental program will now reportedly reach as much as $500,000.

"When they took the money from a smaller level to a larger level, then that's fair," Hardaway said. "That's definitely more appealing to a certain group of guys as we saw this year."

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Tags: Memphis Tigers, High School, NCAA, NBA, D-League

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Kai Sotto Officially Signs With G League Select Team

May 14, 2020 1:29 AM

Kai Sotto officially signed with the G League select team on Wednesday.

Sotto will join Jalen Green, Isaiah Todd and Daishen Nix next season on the team.

The 18-year-old, who was recruited by several SEC schools, spent the past season in a development academy in Atlanta. 

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Kai Sotto To Skip College, Will Join G League Select Team

May 12, 2020 1:13 AM

Kai Sotto is set to become the first international player to skip college and join the G League Select Team.

The 7-foot-2 center from the Philippines was a four-star prospect.

Sotto joins Jalen Green, Isaiah Todd and Daishen Nix in the G League's professional pathway program based in Los Angeles.

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Tags: Kai Sotto, D-League, D-League Official Signing

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Penny Hardaway Compares G League Recruitment Of Prospects To 'Tampering'

May 1, 2020 3:01 PM

Penny Hardaway believes the NBA's new use of the G League is detrimental to college basketball as they are actively recruiting prospects who have already committed to schools.

“For me, I didn’t think the G League was built – and I could be wrong – to go and recruit kids that want to go to college out of going to college,” Hardaway said. “I thought they were going to be the organization that was going to be, if you want to go overseas or you absolutely did not want to play college 100 percent, that this would be the best situation for you before you go into the NBA.

“But taking guys out of their commitments (or) they’ve already signed and continuing to talk to their parents, it’s almost like tampering. I really don’t agree with that.”

Jalen Green had committed to Memphis, while Isaiah Todd and Daishen Nix backed out of their commitments to Michigan and UCLA respectively.

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Tags: Memphis Tigers, High School, NCAA, NBA, D-League

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Daishen Nix Decommits From UCLA, Will Sign With G League Select Team

Apr 28, 2020 12:27 PM

Daishen Nix has decommitted from UCLA and will sign with the G League Select team.

Nix is a potential 2021 lottery pick.

Jalen Green and Isaiah Todd have already agreed to sign with the G League Select team.

Shams Charania/The Athletic

Tags: Daishen Nix, UCLA Bruins, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, D-League, NBA Draft General

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G League Players To Vote On Formation Of Union On Saturday

Apr 25, 2020 1:10 AM

G League players will vote on whether to form a union, league sources told Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

The vote will take place on Saturday, with agents and players optimistic that a union will be formed.

The vote would require the support of over 50% of players to pass.

A newly-formed union could collectively bargain issues with the NBA and G League, with past issues including housing, travel, and salary.

The union would be separate from the NBPA, and would not include players sent down from their parent teams or players on two-way contracts. 

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Greg Brown III Commits To Texas, Passes On G League Select Offer

Apr 24, 2020 4:41 PM

Greg Brown III has committed to the University of Texans.

Brown turned down offers from Kentucky, Auburn, Memphis and Michigan to attend his father's alma mater. Brown was the 2020 Texas Mr. Basketball.

Brown also had an offer paying over $300,000 from the building G League select program.

Brown is the ninth ranked player in the class of 2020.

"It's a real hard decision to be honest," Brown said. "It took me until the final hour to really decide where I want to go. Five schools gave me a great opportunity and the G-League gave me a great opportunity. It was great visiting all schools and campuses. The coaches were great and the players were great. I just reached out to family and friends and I can't thank them enough for helping me with this decision because it was very, very tough.

"It was a long process. I decided in the final hour today after I woke up this morning. But I am happy to say I am committing to the University of Texas. Hook 'em Horns."

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Tags: Greg Brown III, Texas Longhorns, NCAA, NBA, D-League

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Sam Mitchell, David Fizdale, Brian Shaw Emerge As Candidates For G League Select Team Head Coach

Apr 20, 2020 2:59 PM

Sam Mitchell, David Fizdale and Brian Shaw have emerged as candidates to become the head coach of the G League Select Team.

Jalen Green and Isaiah Todd have been signed to the team as the NBA is creating a new path for prep stars.

Mitchell coached Green in AAU.

Chris Haynes/Yahoo! Sports

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G League Select Team May Use Mamba Academy As Home Base

Apr 20, 2020 2:57 PM

The G League is considering using the Mamba Sports Academy in Thousand Oaks for the home base of the newly formed "Select Team".

Jalen Green and Isaiah Todd are two of the first players to be added to the team.

The Mamba Academy in Thousand Oaks is a 100,000 square-foot multi-sports training center that features five basketball courts and a technologically advanced recovery department.

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Tags: NBA, D-League

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Isaiah Todd To Join Jalen Green On New L.A. Based G League Team

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Jalen Green To Enter NBA/G League Professional Pathway Program

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Isaiah Todd Decommits From Michigan, Will Play Professionally In 20-21

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The Basketball Tournament Still Scheduled To Take Place This Summer

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Rest Of G League Season Expected To Be Canceled

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G League Suspends 2019-20 Season

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Capital City Go-Go Claim Jordan Bell

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LiAngelo Ball To Sign With G League's Oklahoma City Blue

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Cavaliers Sign Sir'Dominic Pointer To 10-Day Contract

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LiAngelo Ball To Sign G League Contract

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Jonathon Simmons Signs With Santa Cruz Warriors

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NBA Players Association Vote To Form Union For G League Players

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Hawks Convert Brandon Goodwin To Standard NBA Contract

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Warriors Sign Jeremy Pargo To 10-Day Contract

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Warriors Sign Zach Norvell To 10-Day Contract

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Long Island Nets Acquire Justin Anderson From Raptors 905 For Henry Ellenson

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Justin Anderson Re-Signs With Raptors 905

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Ray Spalding Agrees to Two-Way Deal With Hornets

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Heat Sign Kyle Alexander To Two-Way Contract

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Cavaliers Sign Matt Mooney To Two-Way Contract

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