August 13, 2009

High School Player Bypasses College, Rewarded by Jews

This just isn’t Rick Pitino’s week.

Or maybe Jeremy Tyler is a sadist.

Either way, Tyler, a rising senior at San Diego High, de-committed from Louisville this past spring in favor of money and matzo ball soup. Although Tyler's de-commitment is old news to Pitino, it serves as a friendly reminder that he will have one less five-star recruit in 2010.
By signing with the Maccabi Haifa, a team in the Israeli Premier League, Tyler becomes the first American underclassmen to join a foreign pro team in lieu of playing NCAA ball.

His reason for flying the coup early? The typical teenager excuse: Boredom.

I love it. The “at least 19 years old and one year removed from high school” rule is bullshit, not to mention employment discrimination. I can’t honestly think of a better way to stick it to the NBA’s Jewmissioner. Mazel Tov, young man.

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