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Tyler signs with Israeli Premier League

Updated: August 13, 2009, 12:59 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

Jeremy Tyler completed his jump from high school underclassman to pro basketball player on Wednesday when he signed a one-year deal with Maccabi Haifa of the Israeli Premier League.

Tyler, 18, is the first American-born player to leave high school early to play basketball professionally overseas. The 6-foot-11, 260-pound Tyler announced in the spring that he was skipping his senior season at San Diego High because prep basketball had become boring.

"I think I made the right ...

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