LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Coronado senior guard Jaden Hardy became the first local public school basketball player to skip college and turn pro.
He made the announcement in the most Las Vegas way possible — a private party at Drais Night Club with a view of The Strip and the vision of a star.
His game attracts a crowd like his name flashes proud in the marquee.
We are told to prepare for the job you want not the one you have. Jaden Hardy has been a baller since birth.
This weekend Jaden was surrounded by friends and family, and then it got epic. Hardy’s boyhood basketball hero — Rip Hamilton — flew to Las Vegas to congratulate him.
The NBA G-League is a grown man game, but the three-time all-star and NBA champion says the league should brace themselves.
It was a day Hardy fantasized about, but also fought to make a reality.
Jaden’s journey glimmered in the lights of Las Vegas. Now, he is ready to find his place among the best on the planet.