Baller since birth: Hometown star skips college, signs with NBA G League team

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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.

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