Big Baller Brand is working on recruiting players for the upstart “Junior Basketball Association.”
On Friday, leaked direct messages showed the company reaching out to a handful of the nation’s top basketball prospects in hopes of receiving a big name player for the new league.
It was reported by Tipton Edits on Twitter that at least 80 recruits have been contacted.
While the offers are being sent out, so far they have all seemingly been declined.
Big Baller Brand has now reached out to at least two high school prospects — Syracuse signee Jalen Carey and Kentucky commit Tyler Herro — about playing in LaVar Ball's Junior Basketball Association.
Both players confirmed to ESPN that they declined.
— Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) February 2, 2018
Recruits who have been contacted are commits from schools like Arizona, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan State, UCLA, USC and many more. Out of the names that have been announced, only four-star Arizona commit Brandon Williams has said he will consider the offer.
When LaVar Ball announced he will be starting the league last December, he said players will receive a salary of between $3,000 to $10,000 a month.
It will be interesting to see if any top recruits decide to change their plans and join the Junior Basketball Association rather than pursuing the traditional college route.