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Minimum Age Limits 'Jump' to NBA

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Sebastian Telfair made 'The Jump' from high school to the NBA. Rodale Press hide caption

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USA Today sports columnist Ian O'Connor followed high school hoops prodigy Sebastian Telfair to write a book called The Jump. The title is a nod to a trend that has seen many high school stars bypass college for a pro career. O'Connor tells Steve Inskeep how the NBA's new minimum age requirement — 19 — could affect players like Telfair.

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The Jump

Sebastian Telfair And The High-stakes Business Of High School Ball

by Ian O'Connor

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