turn pro


: to become a professional in a certain sport
a former college player who just turned pro this year

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web It has been expected for some time that Flanigan would not return to Auburn for a fifth season, with the options to either turn pro or transfer elsewhere for his final season. Tom Green | Tgreen@al.com, al, 8 May 2023 Dutcher has been understanding while players collect feedback on whether to turn pro or return to SDSU, waiting until late May last year for Nathan Mensah to announce a decision while possible replacements grew impatient and committed elsewhere. Mark Zeigler, San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 Apr. 2023 Wilson is the first player for the Knights to decide to turn pro following this season in hopes of getting selected in April’s draft. Jason Beede, Orlando Sentinel, 7 Dec. 2022 Javier switched from outfielder to pitcher at 16, the age when many prospects from the Dominican Republic turn pro. Tyler Kepner, New York Times, 3 Nov. 2022 But Bourque isn’t at development camp because of a deep run in the Memorial Cup, and will turn pro next season. Dallas News, 12 July 2022 The Spartans’ low post presence already got thinned with Marcus Bingham Jr. opting to turn pro and not take advantage of his extra season of COVID eligibility. Chris Solari, Detroit Free Press, 19 Apr. 2022 In addition, UConn will be without guards R.J. Cole and Tyrese Martin, who announced plans to turn pro. Shreyas Laddha, Hartford Courant, 13 Apr. 2022 Forward Jaylin Williams, a rising junior, could opt to turn pro or return for 2022-23. Richard Davenport, Arkansas Online, 1 Apr. 2022 See More

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“Turn pro.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/turn%20pro. Accessed 4 Jun. 2023.

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