Players will be eligible to sign the select deal if they turn 18 by September 15 prior to the season that they would spend in the G League. In response, the NCAA formed the Commission on College Basketball, a 14-member committee chaired by Condoleezza Rice.
Elite high school prospects for years have elected to sign with college programs, fulfilling their NBA Draft requirements by being one season removed from high school in order to become draft eligible.
The NBA's decision to entice budding star high school players as an alternative to its one-and-done rule would pay those prospects a higher salary than the current maximum in the WNBA, a figure in the neighborhood of $110,000-$120,000 annually.
These are questions that Turner says will be answered in the near future with the help of a soon-to-be-hired dedicated program manager who will oversee the G League professional path, as well as a working committee that will tackle many of these tasks. For context, the endeavor would pay an 18-year-old male player with no professional experience more than WNBA stars like Breanna Stewart, Diana Taurasi, A'ja Wilson and Chiney Ogwumike.
The program also will only be available to players who are at least 18 years old (on September 15, prior to the start of the season), eligible for the following National Basketball Association draft (turning 19 in the calendar year of that draft and a year removed from their high school graduating class) and not enrolled in college.
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"Obtaining a college education continues to provide unmatched preparation for success in life for the majority of student-athletes and remains an excellent path to professional sports for many", Emmert said.
The G-League is obviously a lesser league than the NCAA as far as lifestyle goes.
It was a huge move that is likely to shake up just about everything in regards to young players and going to college.
While the future of college basketball recruiting as we know it may be changing as a result of what comes from the three-week federal trial in New York City, the NBA's G League on Thursday announced a move that could change things even quicker.