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High school junior chooses pro basketball in Europe

Source: USA Today Posted By: Jordan B...4205 days ago

For superior players, college men's basketball is "purgatory," says Sonny Vaccaro, a former shoe company executive who remains a powerful figure in the game.

Vaccaro has advised some high school players to skip college to play for pay overseas and return when they are eligible for the NBA.

Jeremy Tyler of California is the latest to heed Vaccaro's advice — with a twist. Tyler, 6-11, has left San Diego High during his junior year. He plans to play the next two years overseas before declaring....

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