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Jeremy Tyler signs with Maccabi Haifa

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The team already hinted at that earlier this week, now it's on ESPN with quotes by the involved parties so I guess it's official. It is reportedly a one year deal, paying the 18 years old Tyler $150,000 for leaving high school early and turn pro. The report lists B.J. Armstrong as his agent. I always thought that was Sonny Vaccaro. The powerful adviser in the background sticks it to Stern and the NCAA one more time: "He's saying, 'I want to be a basketball player and do it without a detour.'" "I was the best player in San Diego this year and it was boring. Next year, it would be extremely boring," Tyler said then. "I'd go into the game with no enthusiasm." "Tyler's size and natural talent will present matchup problems in our favor against other teams in Israel," Maccabi Haifa coach Avi Ashkenazi said. "We know Tyler is hungry to prove himself on the court. We look forward to him developing over the course of the season and improving our team."

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