The NBA “G League” is planning to offer an option to players who are not yet eligible for the NBA draft a chance to turn pro out of high school, in order to avoid the college “one-and-done” route. Players will be eligible to sign a “select contract” if they turn 18 by Sept. 15 prior to the season that they would spend in the G League. The league said on Thursday, that it is establishing a working group to identify players who could be offered the contract. The $125,000 contracts will be made available to elite prospects. Players are not eligible to enter the NBA draft until one year after high school. The G League contracts will start being available for the 2019-20 season.

G League to offer $125K option to 1-and-done