Jeremy Tyler (San Diego H.S., CA) Making His Own Path To N.B.A.

April 24th, 2009

On Wednesday night Jeremy Tyler a 6'11 (235 lbs) junior shocked the basketball world when he announced that he will skip his senior year at San Diego H.S. in California to pursue a professional career overseas.

He is considered a top five prospect in the class of 2010 by many scouting services. He had been verbally committed to Louisville and Coach Pitino before making this announcement.

It has been reported that his likely destination will be Spain but there are a handful of teams that have shown interest in trying to sign him.

He will continue to take classes online to finish up and earn his G.E.D in the next few months.

The Tyler family received advisement from Sonny Vaccaro who also helped former high school standout Brandon Jennings get a deal overseas after high school last season. Brandon Jennings is projected to be a lottery pick in this years draft.

The plan is for Jeremy to play overseas for two years then return for the 2011 NBA draft where he is projected to be a lottery selection.

The contract figure is considered to be smaller then the 1.2 million dollars that Brandon Jennings received between his contract and endorsement deal with Under Armour. Jeremy Tyler is expected to get a deal for six-figures a year.

This is a huge deal for the future of phenom high school players who will be watching this closely to see how it works out for Jeremy Tyler and this could start a frenzy of elite players skipping college to play professional ball overseas.

Only time will tell how this will all turnout and affect the future of high school basketball along with college basketball but one thing is for sure Jeremy Tyler is making his own path to the NBA.