so here's the end to the current chapter on jeremy tyler:
It's really too bad that Tyler chose to go to Israel. He would have been a highly recruited prospect, then would have attended college for a year, then been a top draft pick just from staying in the system. Instead, he's exiled in San Diego, unsure of his future.
btw, i can't agree with the idea of letting the NBA draft right out of HS. i mean, no doubt some individuals will be hurt by that rule, and that will always be unfortunate, but the amount of overall damage caused to the game by players jumping for the money to the detriment of learning to play in a system is profound. IMO.
NBA basketball is far, far less of a quality product because too many players have been skipping the fundamentals for too long. it's directly the reason why the rest of the world beat the USA at world and olympic championships for a run of about four years recently. euro guys knew how to create the easier shot through movement and passing. NBA players did not, or arguably, refused to do it. they tried to rely on 1v1 shot creation and athleticism, and it didn't work. which is why the USA eventually got wise and started choosing teams of complimentary players.
sorry, bit of a rant there. :O