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Jonathan Kuminga reclassifies to 2020, signs with the G-League

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Jon Lopez | Nike

One of the top basketball talents in high school basketball, regardless of class, has announced he will be turning pro.

This evening, 2021 No. 1 prospect Jonathan Kuminga announced he would be reclassifying to the class of 2020 and signing with the NBA G League.

“I have decided to announce I will be joining the G League Team Select,” Kuminga told Shams Charania of The Athletic. “I don’t see myself as a high school player again, I see my potential as an NBA player. With the G League, they’ll help me a lot, more than college. Out there, they’ll help me how to be open on the court and help me reach my goal of being the No. 1 draft pick in 2021.”

According to an earlier report by Adam Zagoria, Kuminga’s deal with the G League is expected to be worth up to $500,000 for a single season, with further endorsement money also on the table.

With this move, Kuminga will join the likes of Jalen Green, Daishen Nix, Isaiah Todd, and Kai Sotto – all nationally ranked prospects, with four of the five being consensus top 25 prospects in the class of 2020 – in the upcoming G League class.

Kuminga, a 6-foot-8, 205-pound forward out of the Congo, chose the G League over four college finalists in Auburn, Duke, Kentucky, Memphis, and Texas Tech.

Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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5 Comments for Jonathan Kuminga reclassifies to 2020, signs with the G-League

  1. wildcats8
    9:55 pm July 15, 2020 Permalink

    500k is very hard to turn down I’d imagine this is the type of money Wiggins would’ve pulled in if that option had been available to him (since they were both labeled as the next Lebron.) I like our team FREE SARR!

  2. lexattorney
    10:47 pm July 15, 2020 Permalink


  3. UKFanSC
    8:20 am July 16, 2020 Permalink

    Jalen Brown 2.0…….get paid young man.

  4. bigcat68
    9:46 am July 16, 2020 Permalink


  5. JGo
    12:57 pm July 16, 2020 Permalink

    See, I see it differently. I don’t believe the peewee league will be better in the long run for those skipping college all together. Personal belief…. Bad decision. If it was me being highly recruited, college is the only choice, unless I can go straight to the NBA aka Dawkins, Bryant etc.