Video: Darius Bazley highlightsOhio star will bypass college in favor of professional career.
Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports
reported Thursday that high school basketball star Darius Bazley
of Princeton (Cincinnati, Ohio)
will play next season in the NBA G League.
Bazley, pegged as the No. 8 overall prospect in the Class of 2018 by 247Sports
, is the first high school player to bypass college in favor of the NBA's developmental league.
The 6-foot-9 forward was a Division I first team All-State selection this season after averaging 15.3 points per game for Princeton, which went 23-4.
Bazley signed with Syracuse in November but that will not stand in the way of his decision to turn professional.