The former Michigan commit, Isaiah Todd, said that the decision to leave college and enter the new N League G League was “mindless” and that he “felt bad” for Michigan fans after making the decision.
“In the beginning, everything focused only on the school to be addressed and how colleges would become, and only focused on being a college student,” Todd said 6-foot-10 Tuesday night on NBA GameTime on NBA-TV.
“[And] then about two weeks before I made a decision in college, I got a call and then it seemed indisputable. That sounds perfect, and it sounds like a brainless person, and I feel bad when I know that’s the way I’m going to go, thinking of Michigan fans. But I must do the best for my family. “
After committing to Michigan last November, Todd announced April 14 that he skipped college to play pro. The news came one day after recruiting the valuable Josh Christopher choose Arizona State over Michigan. So Michigan gets the double dose of bad news.
Last Friday, the NBA G League officially announced that Todd would join Jalen Green on the new “G Select Team”. “Both players will get a six digit salary while playing for coach Sam Mitchell, former NBA Coach of the Year.
“Some of these kids are ready, some of these kids don’t want to go to school, they want to be pro,” Mitchell said in an interview with Seth Greenberg and Amin Elhassan from ESPN. “They want that lifestyle, and that is what we will teach them.”
Like everyone else, Todd watched “The Last Dance” on ESPN. And while some people his age think of LeBron James as a KAMBIL over Jordan, Todd is a Jordan fan.
“In my heart I always knew that Michael Jordan was the greatest of all time,” he said. “I look at LeBron and KD because he’s from Baltimore, but now I kind of see the same person but I also see Ja Morant’s game. I saw Ja Morant and Anthony Davis. “
Todd, Green, and other players on the “Select Team” will play an independent schedule of 20 or 25 matches in League G. They will not be affiliated with any particular NBA team, but will be fostered by the NBA.
Because of the coronavirus pandemic, Todd is limited in his training now but says he is staying in shape.
“I remained busy, my coach came to my house,” he said. “And I have a goal outside, it’s quite comfortable. We work in garages with bands and things like that. We have the slats we use. We simulate the things we do, only without facilities. “
As for his future goals, he said he wanted “just to be more than a student in the game. I focused more on the mental aspects of the game, and attacked my body too. When you become bigger and stronger, it slightly increases your confidence. “
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