Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by BuffG, Jun 6, 2016.
That would be a huge blow to UA. Cryin' in my beer over here.
Guess the UA selling the shoes offered more money than the one in Tucson.
This is such a shame
Oh no. Poor Arizona. I feel for their loss.
I'm honestly surprised that more blue chips don't take this route. Why bother with bull**** one-and-done college thing? Get paid and travel, then get paid.
Or you could just go to a college town for a couple months, hang out with the coeds and buddies that actually speak the same language and then go to the league. Both situations sound pretty awesome.
He's going to Australia, mate.
The game changer here seems to be the deal with Under Armour. I don't recall Mudiay or Brandon Jennings getting shoe deals when they went overseas. Maybe someone can correct me on that but, getting kids to sign reasonable shoe deals before they step on campus or become no-doubt lottery picks could be the savvy move that changes the whole process.
Mudiay and Jennings also signed with Under Armour while taking the overseas route.
Right on. Should've googled. Can't believe this isn't more of a thing.
I respect this far more than the one and done athletic frauds
^ Pretty sure that the largest fraud (by far) is the whole of the institutionally-enforced premise that elite pro-bound prospects in basketball and football should go to "college" (mostly a sham) instead of getting paid in the minor leagues where they belong (see: most of MLB, NHL, where college is an option for elite HS players instead of a requirement).
It's not entirely clear from your message if you're blaming the athletes or the universities that recruit them (for one-and-done), but if its the former, I'd love to hear some actual reasoning. The biggest losers in the joke sham that is minor league pro sports on university campuses are, by far, the guys who would be already drafted if it weren't for the ridiculous way in which the whole system has evolved.
Who's forcing them to go to college?
If he's that good he could sit out the year after hs. No overseas gig, no college, nothing. Practice and workout, wait out the year, and then go pro.
I am blaming both. The institutions shouldn't be in the rent-a-player industry and the players should choose another option if they aren't interested in an education. Should there be viable minor leagues, absolutely. However, as this young man shows, there is still an alternative that doesn't allow the schools or players to mock the educational system.
I am definitely not saying that going oversees is a bad route but college basketball provides the best coaching these kids can get, in environments they are used to and want to be in (most of the time with friends they have grown up playing with and against, with family and friends able to watch and be at their games) and college is a kick ass time where they are the BMOC. Let's not sit here and act like we can't believe someone would want to do that rather than go oversees.
And fall way down the draft. You already see kids get docked when they go overseas. Sitting out and doing nothing would be suicide.
I've seen it. Yet, they still have choices. They could take an agent loan, hire a personal trainer and/or coach, and still develop as much as they would on campus (except for game day experience).
I think it would a really good thing if the NBADL could develop into a true minor league system.
And in this case, he was unlikely to be eligible on day 1 for college. Question is, would a minor league really be any better than overseas play?
The article didn't say exactly where he'd be playing in Australia. Big difference between, say, Brisbane and Aberdeen.
Time for the College baseball deal: Get drafted and sign out of high school or go to college for 3 years before becoming draft eligible again. Or hockey deal: get drafted, if you sign all the money goes in trust and you're paid when you start playing in the League 2-3 years later.
I didn't realize this was the same high school that produced the Mudiay eligibility issues (Prime Prep Academy). Is this the Deion Sanders school? And it was shut down?
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