Is the R.J. Hampton Shoe Deal Another Blow to College Basketball?

R.J. Hampton made headlines choosing to forgo college hoops and play in an Australian pro league until he’s eligible for next year’s NBA Draft. Hampton signed an incentive-laden endorsement deal with Chinese shoe company Li-Ning. If Hampton is drafted in the top 10, the deal would reportedly end up one of the richest rookie shoe deals ever. SI Now examines if this is another incentive to forgo college basketball.
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R.J. Hampton made headlines choosing to forgo college hoops and play in an Australian pro league until he’s eligible for next year’s NBA Draft. Hampton signed an incentive-laden endorsement deal with Chinese shoe company Li-Ning. If Hampton is drafted in the top 10, the deal would reportedly end up one of the richest rookie shoe deals ever. SI Now examines if this is another incentive to forgo college basketball.