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Summer hoops league to be a paid alternative to NCAA in 2020, NBA champion David West says
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Mar 15, 2019 6:48 PM 1+ week ago

Summer hoops league to offer a paid alternative to NCAA in 2020, two-time NBA champion David West says

UMBC Retrievers guard Jairus Lyles (10) shoots the ball against Virginia Cavaliers forward Isaiah Wilkins (21) during the second half in the first round of the 2018 NCAA Tournament at Spectrum Center.

Two-time NBA champion David West launches college league to rival NCAA 4:52 PM ET Fri, 15 March 2019 | 02:02

Top young basketball players will soon have a choice of whether to take their talents to college hoops or to an alternate paid summer league while continuing to pursue their education, retired NBA champion David West told CNBC on Friday.

West, who earned championship rings with the Golden State Warriors in 2017 and 2018, is the chief operating officer of the Historical Basketball League, which plans to play its first season in 2020 in a dozen cities across the country.

The league aims to compete with the NCAA's student-athlete design, which bars college athletes from compensation, for top-tier ballers, he said.

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