Going Pro, Even Earlier than Before?

by March 19, 2009

Age limit. What age limit?: “This year or next year, Vaccaro predicted, a player will turn pro and head to Europe after his junior year of high school. If that seems like one more sign of the basketball apocalypse, consider that many of the Europeans who populate NBA rosters began playing professionally as young as 14. In any case, Vaccaro believes Europe should be a destination only for exceptionally talented and relatively mature players. And Jennings has cautioned that his Italian sojourn hasnโ€™t been one big scoop of gelato: ‘I donโ€™t want anyone coming over here thinking itโ€™s easy,’ he wrote on his Under Armour blog.” (Via: SbB)