Top recruit Jalen Green skips college
“He represents the next generation of NBA players, and we couldn’t be more excited to have him develop his professional skills in our league,” G League president Shareef Abdur Rahim said, adding that Green “will learn from an NBA caliber coaching and player development staff.”
## ## The program the G League announced in 2018 that offered what was then called “select contracts” to players who did not want to play college basketball but were not yet eligible for the draft.
But none of those deals were ever executed for a variety of reasons feedback the G League got included that players thought the $125,000 salary was too low, did not like not knowing where they would play, and the uncertainty of how they would be allocated to teams.
The G League’s initial efforts about finding a bridge between high school and the NBA were developed following recommendations released in 2018 by the Commission on College Basketball, a group that was chaired by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and was tasked with reforming the college game.