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Class of 2010 standout headed to Europe

Posted on: April 22, 2009 9:55 pm
Edited on: April 22, 2009 10:33 pm

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. rates Tyler as the seventh-best prospect in the Class of 2010.

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Since: Jan 25, 2008
Posted on: April 29, 2009 10:32 am

Class of 2010 standout headed to Europe

To each his own. Bad decision in my book. But I'm not his pops, so let it be. If it works out great! If not, then he'll have about 5 to 10 years of salary that the normal GED sporting member of the public earns. NCAA hoops won't fail because of Jeremy Tyler. The NCAA won't fail because of Jeremy Tyler. The NBA won't fail because of Jeremy Tyler. Society won't fail. For every high school dropout, there's unlimited number of kids (athletes and non-athletes), willing able and ready to take his place. The world needs ditch diggers too...

Since: Aug 14, 2008
Posted on: April 25, 2009 2:58 am

what if he was a high school musician?

What if he was a high school musician quitting high school do join a band in Europe? Would anyone care?

LOL. No, I doubt it!

As basketball fans, I guess we're not happy that we're being "deserted" by great talent that now is not only turning their backs on our world of college basketball, but maybe even the world of high school hoops!

There are always more high school players to take his place in the world of college basketball Okay, so maybe the talent level of college ball is getting worse. Maybe the talent level of high school basketball will get worse if players start skipping their senior year of high school basketball to turn pro!

Should students be in high school if they don't want to be there?!

Since: Dec 4, 2007
Posted on: April 24, 2009 10:42 am

Class of 2010 standout headed to Europe

It appears the "haters" as have been penned here are most likely parents or have strong and involved parents in thier lives and see the big picture.  The others saying this is america and since they are showing you the money, go and get it.  If this kid is that good won't it still be there in 2 years?  Life is hard now as well as after a playing career and the easy way out isn't always the best way.  The Arizona kid made his choice because he would not have qualified for U of A or any other D1 school thus, his options were limited and he chose to get paid overseas to show his game to the NBA.  Is this Tyler kid in the same boat?  Or is he a spoiled and coddled meal ticket for his parents?

Since: Dec 11, 2006
Posted on: April 24, 2009 10:21 am

Class of 2010 standout headed to Europe

I would have skipped a year of high school to make a bunch of money and live in Europe. Senior year was fun but it wasn't that fun. He makes you sick, does he? Umm, ever heard of a GED? I think he'll be just fine. It's a good decision.



Since: Mar 27, 2009
Posted on: April 24, 2009 9:17 am

Class of 2010 standout headed to Europe

Yea this is beyond ridiculous. Its one thing to forego college to attempt the NBA, but dropping out of high school to go overseas is a completely different thing. There's a reason why the NBA changed the age players can achieve a little more development and maybe even see the importance of a college education. Nothing is guaranteed at he NBA level and I would think its even less guaranteed overseas. I dont completely know his life situation and if the kid has skills, he has skills but I dont see a lot of teams taking a huge chance on a kid whose decision making skills led him to leave high school in his last year. This is not the type of example we want to set for young people who think they have next level talent. What he's attempting is just an exploitation of the age rule and now all superstar preps will start considering it just to get some money in their pocket.

Since: Aug 23, 2008
Posted on: April 24, 2009 5:28 am

Class of 2010 standout headed to Europe


 I also think this is a horrible move. He says "It will help me grow up" Come on. It has nothing to do with anything but $$$. He is just lazy and doesnt want to go to school. I would almost bet he is an average student at best. Where are his parents in all this? How can you not let your kid even graduate high school. I hope he makes it and wish him all the luck. Hopefully his parents are moving with him to help him "grow up".

Since: Jan 20, 2009
Posted on: April 24, 2009 1:42 am

Class of 2010 standout headed to Europe

 I have no respect for you. What is the point of getting a high school diploma if you dont need it. This kids career is a professional basketball player. Do you have no respect for child actors and singers that dont finish school b/c they already know their career goals. Why should he just play along with the joke that is high-end student athletes. This guys arent students they are professionals but they dont get the money the schools and coaches do which is a joke. If you a blessed with the ability to play sports for money then you do it and dont worry about getting pointless degrees that mean nothing.

Also he can get insured incase he gets hurt but nobody has ever cashed out one of the poilices. Also even if he got hurt his first games he we still make 100,000 at least which is more than twice as much as the average american makes in a year.

Since: Jan 17, 2007
Posted on: April 23, 2009 9:35 pm

Class of 2010 standout headed to Europe

Yeah, and it ain't like the NBA needs help in the mockery-making department. David Stern has that area well covered.



Since: Dec 4, 2008
Posted on: April 23, 2009 8:07 pm
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Since: Aug 31, 2006
Posted on: April 23, 2009 8:01 pm

Class of 2010 standout headed to Europe

"I am on a path to making more than this kid will and hopefully more than the NBA players.  I'm a 4.0 college student on my way to an MBA."


Pats, good luck with that.  But please don't imply that the kid doesn't know what he's doing.  He has a far better understanding of the real world than you do.  I would recommend you go back and review present value of money (PV), as well as surveys of current starting salaries in the field you want to go into, and also how many people the top companies in your field have recently hired or laid off.  I really do wish you luck in your job searches.



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