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Five-star forward Jonathan Kuminga exploring professional options

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As expected, Jonathan Kuminga is exploring his professional options.

According to a report by Adam Zagoria, Kuminga is looking at the Australian NBL and NBA G League in addition to his college finalists.

“Jonathan Kuminga and his camp are exploring professional options for the 2020-21 season, including the NBA G League and potentially playing in the Australian NBL,” Zagoria reported. The 6-foot-8 forward recently graduated from The Patrick School (N.J.) and thus accelerated his clock to be eligible for the 2021 NBA Draft.“

In the same report, an NBL spokesman told Zagoria that the five-star forward is considering their league.

“We understand he is exploring a number of different options and we believe the NBL is one of those,” a league spokesman told ZAGSBLOG.

ESPN is currently projecting Kuminga – seen as a consensus top-five prospect in the nation, regardless of class – as the No. 4 pick in the 2021 NBA Draft.

In an interview with ESPN’s Paul Biancardi – as transcribed by ZagsBlog – Kuminga said his ultimate goal was “To get to the NBA, play at the highest level and go out there and compete.”

Back in May, Kuminga trimmed his list to five, with Auburn, Duke, Kentucky, Texas Tech, and the G League making the final cut.


Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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8 Comments for Five-star forward Jonathan Kuminga exploring professional options

  1. UKinIN
    12:18 pm June 13, 2020 Permalink

    Iā€™m sure Kuminga is a super athlete but can he score at the college or pro level? 6ā€™6ā€ small forwards from the north east are rarely good shooters.

    • TonyMontana
      12:39 pm June 13, 2020 Permalink

      You make a good point, but this Kuminga fella is on a different level. He’s gonna be something special.

    • Cletis75
      4:52 pm June 13, 2020 Permalink

      True, but if you have other guys who can stretch the defense a little, guys with his athleticism can take it to the rack and score or back out for open 3s if the D collapses.

    • Cletis75
      4:53 pm June 13, 2020 Permalink

      Pass back out for open 3s.

  2. UKLugo
    1:33 pm June 13, 2020 Permalink

    NBA should be pulling out all the stops to sign Kuminga and Cunningham. It would go a looong ways to getting this developmental program off the ground in accelerated fashion.

  3. Han
    3:33 pm June 13, 2020 Permalink

    Always disappointing to see potential stars not play college ball.

    • Cletis75
      4:48 pm June 13, 2020 Permalink


    • mashburnfan1
      5:22 pm June 13, 2020 Permalink

      This kid missed HS games due to eligibility issues. Plus have read other things that says stay away from this one. Prolly not going to matter as his camp will take highest bid, college or pro.