Discussion in 'Basketball' started by smokey_wasp, Feb 21, 2019.
Hallelujah (I reposted myself because I thought it was worthy of a separate thread)
The current rule has ruined college basketball.
Should go the same as baseball.
This is going to set our program back several years.
Oh, wait.. no, it won't.
Letting kids go straight to the league out of high school might hurt us as much as it helps. Only Duke in the ACC has a lot of one year players. They might be better if Coach K goes back to recruiting guys who stay three or four years.
How much better can Duke be? They're already the best program in the country, IMHO.
Once upon a time everyone thought all the best talent going straight to the NBA and by-passing college was ruining college basketball. I actually watch the NBA a lot less than I used to, 20 years ago, because now so few of the players had meaningful college careers, that I don't know who any of them are and aren't interested in them.
Tech has been terrible during the stretch the age limit has been 19. Maybe we’ll get back to relevance.
Great news. I would prefer to see either straight from HS or a minimum of two years in college, but getting back to where we were before is a good start.
I know it will never happen, but would love for the NBA to get in line with MLB. Draft high schoolers, but if they do not sign and go to college, wait three years to draft again.
Im about the 4th person to say it, but worth repeating. Needs to be that players go straight from high school or have to play 3 years in college minimum. Allow JUCO to be an intermediate route. Let the NBA figure out a developmental league to develop all the HS kids who aren’t really ready to jump. Also, if a kid doesn’t like where they are drafted then they can not sign and go to college. Identical to baseball.
I echo all those in favor of the baseball rule.
Prediction: the next season’s excuse we would hear as nauseum would be all about how we spent all that time recruiting the top talent only for them to forgo college and how it’s more difficult now that the kids we actually had a shot at are now being targeted by Duke and Kentucky.