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    Kid to skip senior season in High School to play in Europe

    Class of 2010 standout headed to Europe


    Jeremy Tyler isn't just skipping college.
    He's skipping his senior year of high school, too.
    “This is what I want to do,” Tyler, a Class of 2010 star, told the New York Times on Wednesday while announcing his intention to play professionally in Europe next season. “It will help me get better and grow up.”
    Tyler, 17, was committed to play at Louisville in 2010-2011. But now the 6-11 center is set to spend the next two years in Europe (Spain, perhaps) developing and earning an expected six-figure salary before entering the NBA Draft in 2011, which seems to be the first year Tyler would be eligible to be selected because of the NBA's controversial age-limit rule. Assuming he follows through on his announcement, Tyler will become the first American-born player to leave high school early to play professionally overseas. He'll be the second high-profile prospect to choose Europe in as many years -- joining Arizona signee Brandon Jennings, who just completed a season in Italy in which he reportedly made $1.2 million thanks to a basketball contract and endorsement deal.
    Scout.com rates Tyler as the seventh-best prospect in the Class of 2010.



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    Re: Kid to skip senior season in High School to play in Europe

    Quote Originally Posted by hurdleisu24 View Post
    Class of 2010 standout headed to Europe


    Jeremy Tyler isn't just skipping college.
    He's skipping his senior year of high school, too.
    “This is what I want to do,” Tyler, a Class of 2010 star, told the New York Times on Wednesday while announcing his intention to play professionally in Europe next season. “It will help me get better and grow up.”
    Tyler, 17, was committed to play at Louisville in 2010-2011. But now the 6-11 center is set to spend the next two years in Europe (Spain, perhaps) developing and earning an expected six-figure salary before entering the NBA Draft in 2011, which seems to be the first year Tyler would be eligible to be selected because of the NBA's controversial age-limit rule. Assuming he follows through on his announcement, Tyler will become the first American-born player to leave high school early to play professionally overseas. He'll be the second high-profile prospect to choose Europe in as many years -- joining Arizona signee Brandon Jennings, who just completed a season in Italy in which he reportedly made $1.2 million thanks to a basketball contract and endorsement deal.
    Scout.com rates Tyler as the seventh-best prospect in the Class of 2010.
    Don't we tell people that they need to finish school to better themselves?

    This isn't one of those times. Go make six figures, dude, and live it up!



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    Re: Kid to skip senior season in High School to play in Europe

    Quote Originally Posted by cyco2000 View Post
    Don't we tell people that they need to finish school to better themselves?

    This isn't one of those times. Go make six figures, dude, and live it up!
    Couldn't agree more. Even if he doesn't make it in the NBA he'll always have the money he earned to go back to school. He should help his stock playing against European competition although Jennings has had kind of a hard time.



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    Skipping senior year of high school to go pro?

    One giant leap for Tyler - Yahoo! Sports

    Looks like Harrison Barnes should be moving up the list of top college recruits....



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    Re: Skipping senior year of high school to go pro?

    Very interesting article, idea. This is exactly how hockey works. The best hockey players leave home to play before going pro (in Canada, they can play hockey at a University after playing for money...)

    It could work for basketball too. Interesting that the Spanish player played pro at 14.



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    Re: Skipping senior year of high school to go pro?

    I personally think it is a good idea



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    Re: Kid to skip senior season in High School to play in Europe

    I wish I had this option. I would have been selling insurance when I was 12.



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    Re: Kid to skip senior season in High School to play in Europe

    I saw an HBO Real Sports feature on Brandon Jennings last month. He’s not playing as well as originally expected in Italy and the move may end-up backfiring on him.



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    Re: Kid to skip senior season in High School to play in Europe

    Quote Originally Posted by PGreen ISU '92 View Post
    I saw an HBO Real Sports feature on Brandon Jennings last month. He’s not playing as well as originally expected in Italy and the move may end-up backfiring on him.
    He's still projected to be a top 10 pick, usually 6 or higher by most places, and he got to make money while doing it. If he had gone to college and not played as well it could have backfired too. Only one thing is for certain - he made money and wasn't one of the dubious "Student-athletes" that we have right now. I applaud him for it.



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    Re: Kid to skip senior season in High School to play in Europe

    Quote Originally Posted by Clone5 View Post
    Couldn't agree more. Even if he doesn't make it in the NBA he'll always have the money he earned to go back to school. He should help his stock playing against European competition although Jennings has had kind of a hard time.
    He'll only have the money if he doesn't spend it first... A lot of these people don't know how to handle that type of money and spend it all.



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    Re: Kid to skip senior season in High School to play in Europe

    Something you guys don't realize is that many of these Euro teams aren't the greatest with paying their players. I know of a case where something like this happened, and the guy spent a year overseas, didn't get paid, and didn't end up getting drafted...



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    Re: Kid to skip senior season in High School to play in Europe

    I read this article this morning and, at first, I thought "bad choice". But after thinking about it, it probably isn't a bad choice for THIS kid. However, I think some less informed kids and parents are going to try to do the same thing with less talent and it will end up a bad ending.


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    skipping Sr. of H.S. for basketball?

    ESPN Tyler's decision to leave school 'unique' -ESPN Rise BOYSBASKETBALL

    this is a new trend.

    "Mom, i don't want to go to school anymore."

    "Ok, son what do you want to do?"

    "I am going to Europe and play basetball."

    "Ok, have a good time."



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    Re: skipping Sr. of H.S. for basketball?

    This might be merged with the 2 other Tyler threads.



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    Re: Kid to skip senior season in High School to play in Europe

    Sets an awful precedent for sure. Next it's a Sophomore that wants to skip high school, then a freshman, then some kid in middle school. Kids that young are not prepared to deal with money, success, failure etc.


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