Last year, the sports world was agape and aghast upon hearing the news that prep basketball player Brandon Jennings was skipping college to ply his trade for bucks (Euros, whatever) in Europe for a year while awaiting draft eligibility. People said it was the end of pure innocent amateurism; that poor Jennings would miss out on The College Experience or any number of other illogical arguments.
(Jeremy Tyler, left, soon to be a globetrotter of a different sort.)
Unsurprisingly, however, Jennings’ situation was just the beginning. Now a high school player is taking things to the logical next step. That’s right. San Diego teenager Jeremy Tyler is thinking of going pro even before his high school days are over. Whatever happened to the innocent days of childhood?