Monday, May 9, 2011
In what I would call "shocking news" -- University of Notre Dame graduating senior, Carleton Scott -- decided to forgo his final year of eligibility with the IRISH to enter the 2011 NBA Draft. Scott, who will graduate with the Class of 2011 May 22nd in South Bend, had til midnight last night to make his decision.
Here's what's shocking. Only the players drafted in the first round of the NBA Draft have guaranteed contracts -- meaning you'd have to be one of the top 30 players drafted. Only 60 players are drafted in total.
Scott is currently ranked #120 in the NBA Draft by ESPN.
I'm guessing Carleton's decided to play in Europe for one of the professional leagues there. Salaries range from $150,000 to $750,000 annually in Europe, depending on what you can negotiate.
Here's a link to a few of the news stories surrounding his decision:
LINK: CHICAGO TRIBUNE
LINK: SOUTH BEND TRIBUNE
Posted by Jim Small at 6:07 PM