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.