They signed him for 4 years for 130 millions with a player option for 5th year. That's a good signing and well deserved. He is coming off from an outstanding year with his 1st all-star appearance. He averaged 16 ppg and close to 15 rpg. He's only 22 and still has ways to go which is scary.
Xavier Simpson #3
Fred Wright-Jones #14
Jon Teske #15
Ibi Watson #23
Austin Davis #51
3 year deal, 18 M
So a big-time recruit selects Arizona, but now says he's not going to collge, he wants to go pro somewhere (this says Australia is likely) before heading into NBA draft.
I think this is GREAT and wish ALL of the one-and-doners do this. Let college be for guys who want to "play school," and stay 3-4 years. The NBA's 1-year rule is a joke, and is ONLY meant to save the NBA from themselves (read: bad draft picks like Kwame Brown). Plenty of other sports have kids to who pro at 18 or younger -- tennis, soccer, hockey, baseball, etc. Why should basketball be different? Because the NBA has been burned by its poor scouts and management and the inability to really determine good quality in a high school player, that's why.
Fine. If kids can't go straight to NBA, let them go earn a paycheck somewhere else legitmiately, instead of being paid under the table by bagmen and AAU guys.
I would love the day that Calipari has no 5-stars to recruit because they are all playing in Turkey or Spain or Italy or China. That will make college ball a LOT better.
Per multiple reports
Pistons should make a run at him, right??
Trey is probably feeling better now, than the last time he trending on twitter