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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.

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

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Since: Sep 26, 2007
Posted on: April 22, 2009 11:06 pm
 

Class of 2010 standout headed to Europe

If he wants to go more power to him. But I thought a player had to graduate high school to be taken by the NBA? And either way he should take a lesson from that 2008 PG who's in Europe and his stock is dropping like a rock.   




Since: Jan 16, 2007
Posted on: April 22, 2009 11:00 pm
 

Class of 2010 standout headed to Europe

Great for this kid I say! Why there are so many haters commenting is beyond me. Let me hazard to guess that, oh, say, he is probably going to complete high school either here or in Europe (or just get his GED). 

And the fact that a student in college can go and study abroad for a year or semester for their Spanish class or European history class and it's OK, but this kid can't "study abroad" for basketball - and get paid to do it. Good for him. He already has a contract. There is no risk for him. It actually makes significantly more sense than some of the college kids leaving early for the draft when they won't actually be drafted.

You see people this America ... he can do what the hell he wants. Sure your free to criticze just the same, but it sure sounds like empty jealousy. I wonder how many of the people criticizing this kid wouldn't have taken the same offer were it presented to them. I would have. Good luck to this kid. I hope it goes well. And I hope he's in a better position for the NBA draft when he's eligible.

 

God Bless America




Since: Oct 4, 2007
Posted on: April 22, 2009 10:56 pm
 

Class of 2010 standout headed to Europe

 And if that happens, he can just go back to school.  No big deal.




Since: Jul 16, 2007
Posted on: April 22, 2009 10:50 pm
 

Class of 2010 standout headed to Europe

If Calipari stayed at Memphis and his "one and done"s went to play for him there, you'd have no problem with it.  You are a hypocritical crybaby.   




Since: Jun 27, 2008
Posted on: April 22, 2009 10:35 pm
 

Class of 2010 standout headed to Europe

Wow! Whoever this kid is hanging out with should be beat. They are just fulling this kids head with garbage. If he gets hurt, god forbid,he will have no diploma, which equals nothing the ways things are going today. I could care less that the kid is a Louisville recruit, his decision making skills are of some concern. By the way, what are this kids parents thinking? I just hear this kids parents bragging about how good their kid is gonna be and how much money he will be making. Just plain stupid.

 




Since: Oct 16, 2007
Posted on: April 22, 2009 10:29 pm
 

Class of 2010 standout headed to Europe

 These kids are starting to make a mockery of the NBA with their silly early entry rules.

 

exactly, kids quitting high school, the one and doners being sold to kentucky along with a coach......its just the beginning.




Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: April 22, 2009 10:28 pm
 

Class of 2010 standout headed to Europe

Ridiculous!  This kid is a flat-out joke!  Tyler was quoted as saying he was double and triple-teamed during games last season and came home with lots of scratches and bruises.  Tyler said that just wasn't him and he would be better off playing with grown-ups.  Are you serious?  You can't handle playing against teenagers, but you're going to be able to bang with 25 year-old males?  Yeah right!  I don't care about this kid.  He was a bust waiting to happen and this just increases the probability of that happening.  Way to go Sonny Vaccaro!  You hate college basketball so much you took in out on another athlete.  First you "showed" Brandon Jennings the way to go, tried to get Lance Stephenson to do the same, and now succeeding in moving Jeremy Tyler to Europe for two years.  Is this really in the kid's best interest?  No, but Sonny wouldn't have it any other way.




Since: Oct 16, 2007
Posted on: April 22, 2009 10:27 pm
 

Class of 2010 standout headed to Europe

 You don't have a high school diploma and you have not shot in today's world. He blows out his knee, or doesn't turn out as good as everyone thinks??

 

he is getting a shot at a 6 figure salary at the age of 17 LOL.....if he blows his knee out, I dont think he will have any problem getting his GED and then moving onto college later. He will have the money to pay for it then too. Isnt this the worst case scenerio??? I'm not saying this is a wise move but, its not all gloom and doom like you make it out to be.




Since: Sep 25, 2007
Posted on: April 22, 2009 10:24 pm
 

Class of 2010 standout headed to Europe

These kids are starting to make a mockery of the NBA with their silly early entry rules.

Hey Stern, you paying attention?Foot in mouth



Patsforthere4th
Since: Dec 4, 2008
Posted on: April 22, 2009 10:18 pm
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