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Report: NBA G League to form prospect super team in Los Angeles

Jalen Green, the No. 1 ranked prospect for the 2020 class, has decided to skip college and enter the pros early in the G League.

Jalen Green of Team Zion dunks prior to the game against Team Jimma during the SLAM Summer Classic 2019 at Dyckman Park on August 18, 2019 in New York City. Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images

UPDATE: 1:10 p.m. — Green has officially made the announcement and Shams Charania of The Athletic has some more interesting details behind this decision. Shams also mentions the NBA is planning on putting a G League team in L.A. centered around Green and other high profile prospects.

Another top prospect is expected to join Green in Los Angeles for the prospect super team.

Jalen Green, the No. 1 ranked prospect for the 2020 high school class on ESPN, has decided to enter the NBA G League pathway program rather than go to college, ESPN’s Jonathan Givony reported Thursday.

An announcement is expected soon, so we should get more details on Green’s decision, which is rare for prospects, particularly those of Green’s caliber. The NBA G League started offering the program in October 2018, giving young players an alternative to the college basketball scene. Green will get paid $125,000 in his G League season before entering the 2021 NBA Draft pool.

Auburn, Memphis, Florida State and USC were among the colleges recruiting Green for the 2020 season. He is the early leader to go No. 1 overall in the 2021 NBA Draft. It’s an interesting decision by Green, though an admirable one. This comes with risk, but it also sends a message to the NCAA. Green is talented enough that he shouldn’t have to worry about his future so long as he performs and is healthy in his lone G League season. It also gears some attention toward the G League, which is trying to attract players like Green to boost the competitive lure of the league.