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High Schooler Skipping Senior Year to Turn Pro

Don't look now, but is a new trend starting? A teenager from San Diego, who just happens to be 6-11, will skip his senior year of high school to pursue a professional basketball career. Wow. Jeremy Tyler had committed to play for Louisville, but it appears that won't happen now that he plans to go to Europe, possibly to Spain, to start his career.

By Josh Barr  | April 23, 2009; 12:37 PM ET
Categories:  Basketball  
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I’m happy for him – note, he is not dropping out of school, he will continue his studies on-line to obtain his diploma, but I agree with his father 100%:

“You know what? It’s just a job,” the elder James Tyler said. “He gets a chance to work the job of his dreams and have fun doing it. There’s kids leaving to go to Iraq at age 18. They took a job to serve their country. He’s going to play ball.”

I’m with Sonny Vaccaro, I’m sick and tired of these hypocritical governing bodies, trying to make kids make THEM money before they can earn a dollar for themselves…!

I hope it’s safe and that he does well, so that kids can create some leverage by having “other” options…

Posted by: Zo5508 | April 23, 2009 2:04 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, I read this article today. Good for the Tyler kid. But really who cares about this kid, what's the deal with Stephenson? Today, Henry signed with Kansas so where is Stephenson going? Is it MD or St. Johns? Come on Stephenson, we got CLUCK U!!!!!

Posted by: wfletc1 | April 23, 2009 9:14 PM | Report abuse

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