But wouldn't a high school student stand to have better stats in college and a better draft position as a result when eligible? Would it not be riskier for top prospects to take the money and endorsements and play vs tougher opponents in G league vs padding their stats at the college ranks? I wonder.
I'm not sure when pro scouts evaluate talent they take into consideration their high school, college or soon to be G League stats. I am pretty sure they focus on physical measurables, shooting form, shooting range, footwork, dribbling ability and handle, rebounding basics and ability, defensive ability, court awareness, BBIQ, ability to create their own shot, passing ability, etc.