Darius Bazley Takes $1M Internship with New Balance After Skipping G League

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Darius Bazley Takes $1M Internship with New Balance After Skipping G League
The Black Team's Darius Bazley #55 in action against the White Team during the Jordan Brand Classic high school basketball game, Sunday, April 8, 2018, in Brooklyn. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)

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First, Darius Bazley decided to forgo a scholarship at Syracuse to play one season in the G League before declaring himself eligible for the 2019 NBA draft. Now, after signing with agent Rich Paul and Klutch Sports in May, he’s also forgoing the G League to serve as a New Balance intern. 

According to Marc Stein of the New York Times:

“This week, Paul revealed he has arranged for Bazley to spend the heart of the college basketball season—January, February and March—as an intern at New Balance.

“The internship, to be precise, is folded into a handsome shoe contract Bazley, 18, has landed with New Balance on the lure of his pro potential. According to Paul, Bazley’s multiyear deal will pay him $1 million ‘no matter what happens’ with his NBA career—and can pay up to $14 million if he reaches all performance incentives.”      

                                                   

This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.

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