G League players would eat him alive. Look at the rosters and see the names on there. He would have to really improve to play at that level.Irrelevant now. Some team will put Whitney on their G League team and he'll have time to improve, no different than college.
it’s honestly the only route that makes sense. Going to school basically means committing to two more years of college basketball.
I feel for the kid. He messed up choosing Kentucky. So many young players think they are one n done or better than they really are. It is unfair he has to sit a year and cant be recruited and play next season when coaches jump ship like uts nothing. College would be a better place for a teen ager to develop and grow both on and off the court but with having to sit a year he isnt allowed that option that's imo is best for him to CV ome to illinois or elsewhere with sitting a yearG League players would eat him alive. Look at the rosters and see the names on there. He would have to really improve to play at that level.
It doesn't mean some team won't take a chance on him. And if not, he'll go play in Europe. Transferring to another college doesn't make much sense.G League players would eat him alive. Look at the rosters and see the names on there. He would have to really improve to play at that level.
That is another reason why choosing the right place when you are being recruited is so important. I wonder in the recruiting process how honest coaches like coach Cal or Bruce Pearl that are clearly great recruiters (even though i despise them) are with young 18 year old kids and their parents. Do they tell them they are all going to be one and dones? Or do they say you will likely have to work on your perimeter game and battle for meaningful minutes? Where do the ethics of being honest with players and where what coaches vision or role may be for a recruit in year one, two, three or do they just tell them what they want to hear and just want a solid bench player as a back up so they can keep cashing their million dollar pay checks. Because thee kids dont go to Kentucky to be back ups! To me choosing a school for these recruits may end up being one of the biggest decisions and could impact them for the rest of tei lives.
Or if he’s smart and plays nice with others he could land a job through one of the many NBA contacts that he would develop where having a degree isn’t important but he could still make $75-100k per year for his knowledge of the game and connections.You can always go back to school, even if the tuition isn't covered. The opportunity to play professionally is much more time-limited.
Probably bolted for his mental health. Saw his dream plan blown up, pretty hard to swallow. But, yeah, from a rational standpoint, he would've served himself better sticking out the season with UK and battling hard in practice.I still don’t understand why he didn’t just finish out the year and then go pro. Better than working out on your own.
Even if he gets drafted, will probably be sent to g league/ Europe for development for a few years. Only drafted for rights and hope he develops. Similar to Illini plan...see if he pans out in a couple of years.