With Jalen Green announcing he’s bypassing college and joining the NBA’s G League for the 2020-21 season, he’s attempting to forge a new path for elite prospects.
The five-star recruit who is ranked No. 2 in the 2020 high school class by Rivals.com has reached a substantial six-figure deal, sources said, to partner with the G League for a year before entering the 2021 NBA draft, where he’s a candidate to be the No. 1 overall pick.
|1. Why would the nation’s top basketball recruit choose to bypass a college scholarship and play for a minor league professional team?|
|2. Why can’t Jalen Green skip college AND the G-League and go straight to the NBA?|
|3. In your opinion, should college athletes be paid for playing? Why or why not?|
|4. Do you think this decision will impact the future of college and pro basketball? Why or why not?|
|5. According to this story, how did the COVID-19 health crisis impact Jalen Green’s decision making process?|