Highly touted Syracuse recruit Darius Bazley has decided to turn pro and play in the G-League next season rather than attend Syracuse. Bazley, a 5-Star 6’9” forward and ranked 9th in ESPN’s Top 100, was expected to be one of Syracuse’s best players next season.
The news was met with interesting reaction on Twitter:
Yahoo Sports story: McDonald’s All-American Darius Bazley decommits at Syracuse, becomes first top high school prospect to choose turning professional in the NBA G League. https://t.co/aM7VW2GF9M— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 29, 2018
Biggest thing we forget in discussions about G-League route is that it’s not glamorous. Not all facilities are great. Lots of travel. Teammates fighting for a limited number of opportunities. Can be a total reality check for guys who shows up entitled, particularly out of HS— Jeremy Woo (@JeremyWoo) March 29, 2018
Many saying Darius Bazley making the smart choice to “get paid” going to the G-League, where he’ll make $26k a year.— Kevin Sweeney (@CBB_Central) March 29, 2018
He’d make way more in college.
Bazley decided to play professionally vs having his coach tell the world he isn’t ready next year when he declares for the draft— George Barnette (@BracketvilleUSA) March 29, 2018
Jim Boeheim right now (and always): pic.twitter.com/HXrYtgYoKT— Casual Hoya (@CasualHoya) March 29, 2018
Best of luck from the Georgetown family to Mr. Bazley in all of his future endeavors.