Jeremy Tyler is going to drop out of high school and skip college to play in Europe before entering the draft. What do you think about this?
This move has its pros and cons, but I think that only time will tell if this a smart move.
His decesion to leave school and play overseas is mind boggling but his decesion that can prepare him for his main goal which is the NBA in two years. I know Coach Pitino has shocked about this.
I think it shows bad character for not completing high school. If you can't even have the commitment or dedication to just finish one year of high school, how can you ever be committed to being a good basketball player?
He was saying that he was sick of getting triple team, getting hacked, and getting bruises on his arm, then he sure will not like to play with the big boys in Europe and how will he ever be able complete in the NBA if he’s complaining about bruises on his arms.
I think this is a dumb idea, I think he should at least finish high school first.
I read up what is actually happening and dude will still be home school to get his GED. He is actually gonna get more practice better training to be a basketball player while getting paid hundred of thousands of dollars. It is funny that when people make moves that are rational to what they want to do and be in life, everyone tries to out that example on them to make it seem like he is setting a bad example. He is not from a poor family. college is something he can always go back to. I went into the military after high school and didn't really start college until my 4 years was up but I did not make a hundred thousand dollars or so in the process. He may look to make million dollars depending on where he signs and if they feel he is quality enough. I will admit when I first heard about this I was a little worried that it was some kid who was not making a well thought out decision and not after reading up on this, I would do the same thing if i was in his position.
its his decision and i'm sure Tyler and his family have put a great deal of thought into it. i hope it works out for him, because i'm not a fan of the age limit in the NBA at all.
He'll not only be getting paid, but he'll also be learning from better coaches, practicing more, probably getting way stronger, and he'll be playing with and against much better competition night in and night out. His high school team was Jeremy Tyler and a bunch of scrubs. I watched them play against Fairfax (Renardo Sidney's high school) on ESPNU this season, and they got completely blown out. Tyler was their entire team and had a good game, but he can't take on one of the country's best teams alone. Now that he'll be playing in Europe, he'll have a chance to develop more as a team player as well, instead of being a one man team. It will also be an experience that helps him grow as a man, living away from home in a very far place.
come on now think about it is it really dumb?..he will be getting his ged and hes going to make at least 6 figures and from what i hear hes gonna end up making a million...how much different is that then going to the military?..my cousin didnt finish hs then got his ged went into the military and now is doing very well for him self....look..the purpose of going to school is to prepare you to get a good job..well with his talent his job is gonna be basketball and europe is the best place to develop his ability because all there players start playing proball around 16 years old if they are talented enough( i had 2 16&17 year olds on my team in finland) alot of people will complain because its different and aginst the norm but its a good job with great benifits and tax free
hahahah....not a great decision...definitly not a bad decision but....europe over ncaa not the best decison but i respect what he doin off top...holding down sd hooops fa shoo
so rubio dirk manu and allt he other euros who dont go to college or play hs ball also have/are making bad decisions?
Why is it not a great decision? How is the NCAA better than actual European leagues? I am definitely scratching my head on that one.
thats cuz its not better then the euro leauges..the euro leauges are second behind the nba and its real close as some can see from the teams over there that have beaten some nba teams when they play before the season
Of course, NCAA it isn´t better than many of european leagues such as: Italia, Greece, Russia, France, and, of course, ACB league of Spain; that´s the second national league of the world after NBA.
I don´t think that Tyler will get a million contract... but he can get a good one because he will be a mediatic player with a lot of eyes on him... However, the richest teams wich can pay him that money ussually have american players of better level and experience (for example, now, Childress, T. Langdon, D. Santiago, M. Batiste, J. Pargo...) maybe in an average team from Italy (like Jennings do), where the competition isn´t so hard and there is less pressure... he wiell get a good contract.