17-year-old becomes youngest professional basketball player in history as he signs with NBA G League Ignite
While most of Scoot Henderson’s classmates will take quizzes and hand in their homework, he will make NBA G League history.
According to a report by Athletic’s Shams Charania, Henderson, a 17-year-old five-star prospect from Georgia, signed with the G League Ignite, a development team designed to help basketball hopefuls reach the NBA in the place to play abroad or in University. Charania reported that Henderson would be the youngest professional basketball player in American history.
Charania reported that her contract was worth $ 1 million.
Scoot Henderson Junior High School (@ thereal013) – a five-star rookie from Georgia – skips his final year and signs a contract with the NBA G League Ignite Elite team.
He is believed to be the youngest professional player in the history of American basketball.
– Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) May 21, 2021
Henderson is listed as the 12th overall recruit in the Ranking 2022 by 247Sports Composite Rankings, before moving to ninth place in the general classification of the 2021 category after his official reclassification.
The New York Times reported that Henderson will be the first player to spend two years with the G-League Ignite team.
Henderson just becomes the last high school star Ignite managed to walk away from college or European basketball. Ignite had two teenage prospects on the roster for the 2020-21 campaign in Jalen Green and Jonathan Kuminga, both players who were five-star prospects coming out of high school as part of the class of 2020. Kuminga, 18, had in averaging 15.8 points and 7.2 rebounds per game, while Green, 19, averaged 17.9 points and 4.1 rebounds per game.
Two other high school juniors, Ryan and Matthew Bewley, twin brothers from Orlando, Fla., Signed on Friday with Overtime Elite, a start-up basketball league designed to prepare preparation talent to become basketball players. professionals.
Two Florida brothers ranked among the nation’s top 15 junior high schoolers – Matt and Ryan Bewley – sign two-year deals with professional league Overtime Elite, sources told ESPN, marking the first prep sub-classes to sign any. contracts with an American basketball league.
– Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) May 21, 2021