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Author Topic: Five-star recruit Darius Bazley to decommit from Syracuse, join G League  (Read 831 times)

Offline klg14

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« Last Edit: April 01, 2018, 03:27:42 PM by klg14 »
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College is not for everyone and the NCAA pimping these kids must stop.  More kids might opt to do this and get that shoe contract money early as opposed to playing around in college for a year making the NCAA and coach K and Cal “phat”
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Darius’ game isn’t ready for the Association. I understand his rationale and reasoning but think he could have benefitted from a year in an environment where he can grow physically and mentally. Not sure if the G League is putting those prepatorial structural elements these kids aren’t getting in high school or AAU ball. I wish him all the best and can applaud him for thinking about it both short and long term and making a conscious decision based on what he and his family thinks is best for him.


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I thought the G league was going to be the minors of the NBA.

Where else is he going to be prepped ?  One & done isn't prep.

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I thought the G league was going to be the minors of the NBA.

Where else is he going to be prepped ?  One & done isn't prep.

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What most of these athletes need from a structure perspective has nothing to do with basketball.  It's more of the financial literacy and personal management that they need, from my pov. 


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If the NBA does not build into the program an aspect that attempts to prepare these young men for the financial and other aspects of being a professional athlete they will be hurting themselves because the case will be made that people that go the G league route are not prepared so it is in their best interest to make sure they provide guidance as well.

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1) These are grown men going after this boy in the G League
2) When you make those long bus trips with only 2 or 3K in a gym compared to 18-20K at Syracuse.

3) Not too many games on tv to get notice

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1) These are grown men going after this boy in the G League
2) When you make those long bus trips with only 2 or 3K in a gym compared to 18-20K at Syracuse.

3) Not too many games on tv to get notice

but they are earning money. Not having to sneak around about it. Why would they worry about attendance when the NBA teams know where they are? They likely affiliated with a NBA team and could be called on for injury replacement etc.

That ain't happening playing for a college team.

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1) These are grown men going after this boy in the G League
2) When you make those long bus trips with only 2 or 3K in a gym compared to 18-20K at Syracuse.

3) Not too many games on tv to get notice

Why does he need to be on TV to get noticed if he’s already in the G League in a pro environment?

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Can you name me 5 players from the G League.  Look at the attention Donte got tonight

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Can you name me 5 players from the G League.  Look at the attention Donte got tonight

???

what does that have to do with anything. I would think the player hopes his play gets known to the GM.

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Well he wasn't going to class. :shrug:

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but he can't be called up to an nba team because he doesn't meet the age requirement.  all he can do is play at the g-league level during his first year which i don't quite understand since the g-league is owned by the nba and the nba has an age restriction...

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Donte got noticed but he was not playing against NBA caliber talent on a nightly basis.  Sometimes you have to make sacrifices for what you want.  If he did not want to go to class, pass 12 hours he cared nothing about, then its best he go an do what he has a passion for.  NBA GM's should be very familiar with everyone in the G-League.  I won't says its his BEST move but it has just as much possibility of working as the traditional, NCAA-you can't do this or that, can't have this or that, way.

 

 

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