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Rivals Analyst Predicts Jonathan Kuminga will Reclassify, Jump to G League

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Jon Lopez | Nike

There’s growing sentiment that the No. 1 basketball recruit in America will not play college basketball.

At the top of every college basketball recruiting rankings for the 2021 class, you’ll find Jonathan Kuminga. The 6-8 small forward from The Patrick School in New Jersey is a bonafide phenom that can do it all on the hardwood. Where he goes next and when he does it remains a mystery.

Two weeks ago Kuminga announced his final five options: Kentucky, Auburn, Texas Tech, Duke and the G League. A prospect that has been rumored to reclassify since he first entered our radar at KSR, Corey Evans of Rivals now believes he will make the jump into the 2020 recruiting class, but not to play college basketball.

As we dive deeper into the offseason, the chances that Kuminga ever plays even one second of college basketball become smaller and smaller. Bank on Kuminga reclassifying into the 2020 class and turning pro, whether that means he goes overseas or to the G League, for his one year between high school and the NBA.

Kuminga would not be the first top-ranked player to opt out of college for the new G League program. Jalen Green, considered either the No. 1 or No. 2 player in the 2020 class, was the first to take the leap of faith into the new system.


Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

9 Comments for Rivals Analyst Predicts Jonathan Kuminga will Reclassify, Jump to G League

  1. Ipeeblue
    3:14 pm June 6, 2020 Permalink

    Walmart was out of hot dog buns again but they did have spaghetti o’s though

    • classof68
      5:06 pm June 6, 2020 Permalink

      Damn Walmart. They’re always running out of stock. Wonder if they’re still doing random checks of customers’ receipts as they leave.

    • Cletis75
      8:15 pm June 6, 2020 Permalink

      You just use the hot dogs anyway. Your bf said that you prefer to eat it between his buns anyway! No need to waste money.

  2. JLP
    3:50 pm June 6, 2020 Permalink

    That’s a trend I am OK with. Why force a kid to go to college who does not really want to go? If they want to earn money without hitting the books, so be it. (I think some do that in college, too!) BUT, I hope the NBA or G League really educates them on how to handle their money so they don’t end up broke like too many famous athletes have done over the years.

    • Corder
      7:13 pm June 6, 2020 Permalink

      Once you are a grown man making grown man decisions like not going to school anymore and getting a job it is not your employers job to teach you. You have a job to do and that’s what they expect out of you. It’s your job now to run your own life and make smart decisions once that choice is made. That’s life.

    • tvor03
      8:27 pm June 6, 2020 Permalink


      In an ideal world, yes that would be true. But we don’t live in an ideal world now, do we?

      The NBA has as part of player development people who teach these young men how to spend and invest money wisely so they don’t end up like Antoine Walker.

  3. UKinIN
    6:35 pm June 6, 2020 Permalink

    Hate this trend because of what it does to college basketball but the kids are free to do what they want.

  4. 1stkatman
    7:32 pm June 6, 2020 Permalink

    They won’t baby sit you in the G league. He’d be treated like a God at UK.

  5. Ipeeblue
    11:59 pm June 6, 2020 Permalink

    Cletis75 has gay thoughts, must be gay