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Jalen Green takes G-League route

/ 04:10 AM April 18, 2020

Filipino-American Jalen Green, the top-ranked high school player in the United States, has decided to skip college for the G League, NBA’s developmental circuit.

“The ultimate goal is to get to the NBA,” Green said in an entry on his Instagram page. “That being said, I’ve deci­ded to partner with the NBA G League’s new team for elite players.”

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The program, dubbed “Select Contract,” was established during the 2019-2020 season for athletes who are eligible to play in the developmental league but not yet for the NBA.

The 6-foot-6 guard traces his Filipino roots to Ilocos and had been in the country for a couple of times for exhibition matches. During both instan­ces, Green squared up against 7-footer Kai Sotto, another NBA hopeful who is currently in the United States.

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Reports have also indica­ted that Sotto, the former star of Ateneo high school, could follow Green’s move. —DENISON REY A. DALUPANG

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