Another top high school recruit is taking his talents to the G-League, this time turning down an offer from the Auburn Tigers.
Scoota Henderson is ranked as the No. 12 overall prospect in the class of 2022. However, he has now decided to reclassify to the 2021 class where he is ranked now ranked No. 10 overall.
The 6-foot-3 point guard will bypass college and sign a G-League Ignite deal worth $1 million, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.
Sources say Scoot Henderson, 17, signed a G League Ignite deal worth $1 million. https://t.co/CZkZvB0DRd— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) May 21, 2021
Kentucky had previously show interest in Henderson but never offered him a scholarship.
Henderson will not be eligible for the NBA Draft for two more years due to the fact that he will not turn 19 until the year of the 2023 draft.
While the number of prospects that elect to take this route is increasing, if the NCAA can pass the name, image, and likeness rule changes, then we may see some of these elite players take the college route, which could be great news for programs like Kentucky.