One of the top prospects in the 2020 recruiting class has decided to forego college and instead join the NBA G League's professional pathway program.
Jonathan Kuminga, 17, announced via The Athletic that he has decided to play in the G League instead.
Kuminga was originally the No. 1 prospect in the Class of 2021, but reclassified to the Class of 2020 after graduating from The Patrick School in New Jersey last June. ESPN ranked him No. 4 overall in the 2020 class.
A 6-foot-8 forward, Kuminga joins Jalen Green, an American guard of Filipino descent, and the No. 1 prospect in the Class of 2020, in the G League program.
Other prospects who have committed to play in the G League are Isaih Todd, Daishen Nix, and Filipino teenager Kai Sotto.
Kuminga was choosing among the G League, Texas Tech University, Duke University, Auburn University, and University of Kentucky as his options.
The G League's professional pathway program will provide the players with coaching and mentoring to prepare them for a life in the NBA. Brian Shaw has been tapped to coach the team.
ESPN has projected Kuminga to be the No. 4 pick in its 2021 mock draft.
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