One of the top prospects in the 2021 NBA Draft class has declared his intentions to play in the NBA G-League in the 2020-21 season instead of playing college basketball.
Jonathan Kuminga, who has been rated as the number one prospect by many outlets for next June’s draft, had been previously weighing the pros and cons of skipping college entirely. Apparently, the idea of playing professionally in the NBA’s development league’s professional pathway program was the most attractive option for him and his family.
“I see my potential as an NBA player, and with the G League, they’ll help me a lot more than college,” said Kuminga in an interview with The Athletic. “The G League will help me more than how college was going to help me on being the player I want to be right now and going pro,” he went on to add.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo native is a 6’8″ small forward who has the potential to turn into one of the most explosive offensive threats in the league.
Kuminga is set to make around $500,000 on his G-League contract in the upcoming season before he will be eligible for selection in next summer’s draft.