Darius Bazley announced he was skipping college to play in the NBA G League. He was supposed to suit up for Syracuse, but opted for a small payday instead, hoping to use the G-League like his one year of college he was planning on playing.
Bazley became the first prospect to de-commit from college to choose the G-League since Latavious Williams in 2009.
The 73-year-old legendary Roach recently spoke about a number of topics, and included this bit on Bazley, via Syracuse.com:
“I mean, he made a mistake. It doesn’t do any good to talk about it,” he said. “Everybody thinks I’m criticizing him. I’m not. I’m just telling it like it is. He made a mistake. He should own it. He’s just not ready. He’s just not physical. They’re not letting him play in the G League because he’d get killed.”
Boeheim on Darius Bazley:
"He made a mistake. He should own it. He's just not ready. He's just not physical. They're not letting him play in the G League because he'd get killed." https://t.co/ih3idoo3o0
— Jonathan Wasserman (@NBADraftWass) September 4, 2018
You can’t blame a kid for wanting to make a little money, who knows what his financial situation is at home. That being said, getting a scholarship to play basketball, even for only one year, could lead to much more riches and exposure down the road.
Sometimes a kid’s body isn’t ready to bang with the big boys, even if it’s only the G-League, those are still some big dudes.
— SLAM (@SLAMonline) August 27, 2018