Five-star prospect skipping college to train for 2021 NBA draft

USA Today

Five-star high school basketball prospect MarJon Beauchamp rejected multiple Division I offers to commit to a 12-month training program that will help him prepare for the 2021 NBA draft when he's eligible. 

In a Thursday press release, the new training program Chameleon BX announced Beauchamp, a rising senior high school wing who plays for Dream City Christian (Glendale, Arizona), will be skipping his NCAA eligibility for the 2020-21 season in favor of bettering his game in an unorthodox fashion.  

As the 19-year-old age requirement of the one-and-done college basketball era nears a possible end by 2022, several elite recruits have recently made the decision to bypass the NCAA and play overseas in order to be compensated. And former Syracuse commit Darius Bazley took a year off while working in an internship for Under Armour, ultimately getting drafted No. 23 overall by the Thunder this past June. But Beauchamp's move is unique. 

The 18-year-old Beauchamp played his junior season at Rainier Beach (Seattle, Wa.) before transferring to Dream City Christian this summer. The 6-6- guard is rated as a top-30 recruit by Rivals, with reported offers from UCLA, Arizona, Arizona State, USC, Texas and Georgetown, among others. 

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