17-year-old becomes youngest professional basketball player in history as he signs with NBA G League Ignite

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.

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.

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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.



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