Jonathan Kuminga, the top recruit in the 2021 class and a most likely future NBA first-round draft pick, announced his top five selections: Texas Tech, Kentucky, Duke, Auburn, and the NBA’s G League, he Tweeted today.
Kuminga, who transferred to The Patrick School in Elizabeth (N.J.) for his junior season, scored 228 points, grabbed 66 rebounds, and dished out 34 assists in 14 games, that’s an averaged of 16.3 ppg, 4.71 rpg, and 2.4 apg for the Celtics.
The 6-foot-8 forward, who is originally from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, arguably holds the national No. 2 ranking behind 2022 elite prospect Emoni Bates, who high school basketball insiders have been comparing him to the Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James.
Kuminga is the real deal, no doubt, with a pro body and a potent arsenal that makes him a two-way threat pretty much anywhere on the court.
With all that’s being said about him, however, the biggest question centers around whether Kuminga reclassifies from 2021 to 2020, according to multiple sources.
If Kuminga chooses to go the G League route, the 17-year-old sensation could earn big money for a teenager, with possible reported earnings from $300,000-$500,00.
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As for which college he decides on, Texas Tech forward Joel Ntambwe is Kuminga’s brother, so that makes for interesting fodder.
— Jerry Del Priore