Five-star recruit skipping college to train for NBA
Five-star recruit MarJon Beauchamp, a high school junior in Arizona, plans to pass on college to enter a training program designed to prepare him for the 2021 NBA Draft.
Beauchamp turned down multiple Division I scholarship offers, including
Gonzaga, Texas, Arizona, Georgetown, USC, UCLA and others.
"I'm genuinely humbled by all the interest and offers I received by some great
schools. Although they were tough to turn down, I believe the Chameleon BX
program provides the kind of personalized attention I need to get my body and
game properly prepared for pursuing my dream of a career in the NBA,"
Beauchamp said in a press release Thursday.
The 6-foot-6 guard is 18 years old but the NBA minimum age and class
requirement is not scheduled to end after his senior season. Beauchamp played
his junior year last season at Rainier Beach (Seattle, Wa.) and is
transferring to Dream City Christian in Glendale, Ariz.
Beauchamp will enter the Chameleon BX 12-month training program founded this
year by trainer Frank Matrisciano. Matrisciano believes the NCAA, NBA G League
and international competition are inadequate when it comes to preparing
teenagers for the NBA and has a staff that includes former NBA coaches Dave
Joerger and Bob Hill.
--Field Level Media