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Junior Jeremy Tyler Going to Europe (17 years old)
Quote:SAN DIEGO - Jeremy Tyler, a 6-foot-11 high school junior whom some consider the best American big man since Greg Oden, says he will be taking a new path to the N.B.A. He has left San Diego High School and said this week that he would skip his senior year to play professionally in Europe.

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Tyler, 17, would become the first United States-born player to leave high school early to play professionally overseas. He is expected to return in two years, when he is projected to be a top pick, if not the No. 1 pick, in the 2011 N.B.A. draft.

Tyler, who had orally committed to play for Rick Pitino at Louisville, has yet to sign with an agent or a professional team. His likely destination is Spain, though teams from other European leagues have shown interest. A spokesman for Louisville said the university could not comment about Tyler.

|“Nowadays people look to college for more off-the-court stuff versus being in the gym and getting better,| Tyler said. |“If you're really focused on getting better, you go play pro somewhere. Pro guys will get you way better than playing against college guys."

He better come prepared. He's going to have a very tough time earning minutes at his age and in a foreign country.
It looks like a new tendency has started with Brandon Jennings. Of course he will get limited minutes in Europe. The better team he joins the less time he will get.

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