The up and coming idea of another transition to get to the NBA began on April 16th, when the number 2 prospect in the 2020 class, Jalen Green, announced he’d bypass college and join this select G-league team. This lead to 5 star athletes, Isaiah Todd, Daishen Nix, and Kai Sotto, to follow along and join this team as well.
As great as this team sounded already, there are more rumors that opened up today after Oklahoma State was hit with a postseason ban due to NCAA violations. With the number 1 player in the 2020 class, Cade Cunningham, committed, there are rumors flying around about what he will do next. College? Overseas? G-League?
Cade Cunningham, the nation's No. 1 prospect and potential No. 1 pick in the 2021 NBA Draft, signed to play at Oklahoma State. The NCAA just banned OSU from postseason play.
— Evan Daniels (@EvanDaniels) June 5, 2020
Cade Cunningham was offered a lucrative deal that was believed to be at least as much as Jalen Green’s as well. But if he elects to continue with the college route, Kentucky will most likely be atop of his list after he committed to Oklahoma State over them.
Cade Cunningham turned down a lucrative offer from the G-League new program that was believed at least as much Jalen Green, source told @Stadium. Cunningham had no real interest at the time, but now it will be interesting to see if he has interest and if they increase the offer.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) June 5, 2020
With all of this being speculated, there is even more news connected to this G-League team. The number 1 player in the class of 2021, Jon Kuminga, has been “50/50” on whether he’d reclassify up to the class of 2020. Today, Corey Evans from Rivals stated “Bank on Kuminga reclassifying into the 2020 class and turning pro.” This is very promising for the new G-League avenue, but continues to look worse and worse for the future of college basketball.
— Rivals (@Rivals) June 3, 2020