As of late, Many top basketball recruits announced their plans to play in the G-League.
This was a surprise to a lot of people in the basketball community, who expected the players to go to Highly touted college basketball programs.
Recently, The NCAA started a plan to allow D1 student athletes to profit off their name and likeness.
I don’t know the full details, but from doing my own research, reports from ESPN and sports columnists, there still is a limit to where athletes can fully enjoy the benefits of a being playing collegiate sports.
More power to the players. This situation has been going on for years and now the players( the people responsible for the universities revenue) can profit from their play.
The NCAA has arrived way too late on this issue. Too Late SMH. Don’t try to take credit for it when you could’ve just done it. In the World of Capitalism, People only care about making money. That’s the truth.
The NCAA is a billion-dollar company.
Athletes are the ones who bring in the revenue for the university/college. Yet, they are the ones that are not compensated for their efforts. People respond with the “full scholarship pays everything and they go to school for free”.
Board and room, tuition is paid for , yes. But, the meal plan isn’t guaranteed.
So, if you are hungry and want to eat and go to the cafeteria in your school, and its closed, what do you do? Go to bed hungry and wait for it to open tomorrow or ask someone for assistance for food?
It is a tough situation to be in and knowing that as an athlete, you have to perform at your best when game time comes.
ATHLETES BRING IN THE REVENUE FOR THEIR UNIVERSITIES AND ARE NOT COMPENSATED FOR THEIR EFFORTS.
Read the line above again.
The Full Scholarship part is false.
For Causal fans and people who don’t know and watch basketball, The G-League is an alternative league where players can play and get called up to an NBA team. It is not as easy as you think it is. Not everyone who plays in the G-League will get an opportunity to play in the NBA. People are grinding their lives to an NBA player and you will have to find a way to maneuver them to get the chance to become one.
The average salary for a G-league player is 35,000.
Take that into consideration.
Recently, The G-League announced a Pathway Program for Elite Basketball Prospects that will pay the players 500,000 dollars and a one year development program out of the minor league’s traditional team structure. Don’t be fooled by the 500,000 because with taxes, agent fees, insurance, it will most likely be around 200,000.
It’s still great but not how others are projecting it to be.
Everyone who is a basketball player wants to accomplish their NBA dreams and if they are ready to make that jump from high school to the NBA, they should do it.
To the people in other careers too: If you’re good at what you do as a living and want to pursue at a higher level, go for it. Only good things can from it if you try.