Five Star recruit R.J. Hampton appeared on the ESPN morning show “Get Up” to discuss his basketball future, but what came next shocked the basketball world. Hampton announced that he would bypass college and would be signing a professional contract with the New Zealand Breakers, of the NBL. The Australian league has become a well respected league in recent years with players like Andrew Bogut of the Warriors, Terrance Ferguson of the Oklahoma City Thunder both playing in the league. Ferguson passed on college as well and elected to play in the league.
Darius Bazley a McDonald's All-American from Ohio, who forfeited his college eligible to play in the G-League signed a historic shoe deal today. Bazley signed a $1 million dollar internship shoe deal with New Balance.