04/16: Why top 2020 prospect Jalen Green choosing the G League over the college basketball says a lot more about the NBA than the NCAA

Jalen Green, who is almost universally regarded as a top-three prospect in the class of 2020, announced Thursday that he’ll be skipping college and instead plans on playing in the G League next season (whenever next season arrives). He’ll be paid somewhere in the neighborhood of $500,000 to do so. It’s the most aggressive move the NBA has made to entice highly ranked prospects to skip college, or other professional opportunities, and stay in the States on the way to ideally becoming an NBA player. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander lay out their opinions on what this decision means and why it’s far from doomsday for college hoops.

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