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REPORT: Jonathan Kuminga will announce his decision next week

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One of the top prospects in all of high school basketball will reportedly be making his decision next week.

According to Tobias Bass of Guns Up Nation and Overtime Heroics, along with numerous other national recruiting accounts on social media, five-star forward Jonathan Kuminga will officially make his decision on June 22.

And when that day comes, the expectation is that Kuminga will sign a deal with the NBA G League.

Over at 247Sports, seven of eight total picks on Kuminga’s Crystal Ball have the five-star forward ultimately opting for the professional ranks, including predictions from the likes of Evan Daniels, Josh Gershon, and Jerry Meyer.

According to a report by Adam Zagoria this past weekend, Kuminga is exploring his professional options, specifically 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.

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

Should he opt for the college ranks, Texas Tech has seemingly separated itself as the go-to school for the 6-foot-8 forward out of The Patrick School in New Jersey. As of now, though, momentum is clearly in favor of the professional route.

Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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7 Comments for REPORT: Jonathan Kuminga will announce his decision next week

  1. Catcasey1
    3:46 pm June 18, 2020 Permalink

    Y has tech separate it’s self

  2. Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
    3:47 pm June 18, 2020 Permalink

    Then why announce? If you announce you’re going to go get paid you just come off selfish.

    • Alex90
      7:34 pm June 18, 2020 Permalink

      Lol it’s his decision. I understand what you mean but just because fans will get mad doesn’t mean he can’t do what he wants. Irony here is your comment makes you look selfish

  3. BallDontLie
    4:24 pm June 18, 2020 Permalink

    Amazing that Texas Tech is seen as the leader in terms of his college choices.

  4. WILDCATS1968
    5:26 pm June 18, 2020 Permalink

    Not really. He go there and can be their focal point, number 1 option and more importantly, promised to play the position best suited for him in the NBA.

  5. UKCatAttack
    6:23 pm June 18, 2020 Permalink

    As long as it’s not Duke I don’t care where he goes. Good luck in obscurity for the next 12 months in the G-League.