G League to offer $125K contracts to elite prospects as NCAA alternative

NBA will offer big money to lure top players away from NCAA

The players also will be free to hire agents and pursue marketing deals, which are not allowed in the NCAA's amateurism model. "One-and-done has to go, one way or another".

Though NBA commissioner Adam Silver said it's likely to change, now players have to be out of high school for a year before being eligible for the draft.

This new G League provision could be a route for those in dire need of compensation coming off of high school, or even those who could see themselves having academic problems at the next level, hopeful to skip that altogether in return for a fully-immersive experience into the pro game.

The NBA and G-League made a landscape-altering announcement on Thursday with the G-League disclosing its plans for "professional path" contracts. "We believe this is a thoughtful and responsive answer". "The supporting infrastructure surrounding these newly-created Select Contracts is designed to provide a rich offering of basketball and life skills developmental tools for top young players to grow along their professional paths from high school to the pros".

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.

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Seven of the top 10 high school players in the 2019 ESPN 100 remain uncommitted to college programs, and the G League landing any of them could have huge ramifications - for future paths to the draft for star players, the popularity of the NBA's development league and the college basketball talent pool.

"We appreciate the NBA's decision to provide additional opportunities for those who would like to pursue their dream of playing professionally, Emmert said in statement". But now there's another way for them to make money for a year rather than going to school if they so choose it.

How will the G League's contracts work?

Athletes will have only one season on a G League Select Contract. Article X of the National Basketball Association collective bargaining agreement already covers this for all draft-eligible American prospects: If a player renders services under contract for any non-NBA professional team prior to January 1, he is automatically placed in the next draft.

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