Ball announced the launch of the league in December. The Junior Basketball Association will pay players “up to $10,000 per month,” according to a release from Big Baller Brand, which of course will sponsor the league. The lowest-ranked player will receive $3,000 a month, ESPN reported.
Here’s the picture from Jalen’s Snapchat: pic.twitter.com/FvvROFxc77— Syracuse Basketball (@cusesigel) February 1, 2018
Syracuse signee Jalen Carey has been invited to play in LaVar Ball’s Junior Basketball Association, but won’t play in the fledgling league. “No,” his father John Carey said by text. The 6-foot-3 Carey from Montclair (N.J.) Immaculate signed with Syracuse in November.The league has no venues rented and ticket prices have not been set, ESPN reported. “All nationally ranked high school seniors, whose main goal are to reach the NBA, will be offered an opportunity to join the JBA, turning pro straight out of high school and bypassing the usual college pit stop,” according to a release. LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball, who recently signed with Prienai Birstonas Vytautas in Lithuania, won’t play in the new league. Follow Adam Zagoria on Twitter And like ZAGS on Facebook