High School Star Drops Out to Play Internationally: Jeremy Tyler, a 7-foot-tall, 260-pound prep basketball phenom, is dropping out of San Diego High School before his senior year to play professionally in Europe or Asia. "If you have the talent and college won't do anything for your talent or your profession, there's no point to go," said Tyler, the first American prep to leave high school early to turn pro. "When there's an opportunity out of high school to go fulfill your dreams, then they shouldn't have taken away the option for you to go take it." ESPN's scouting report calls Tyler "an enormous talent that should project to the NBA level." The Nation, which doesn't weigh in on sports very often, opines, "given the fraudulent nature of the entire high-school-to-pro process, it's hard to get on the moral high horse about his decision." Tyler will be eligible for the NBA draft in 2011.