It looks like the one-and-done era could be coming to an end.
It’s been rumored that the NBA may change its rules to allow potential prospects enter the NBA Draft without playing in college. The current rule requires players to be one year removed from their high school graduating class before entering the draft.
Now, players may be able to enter the draft after their senior year of high school.
From what I’m hearing, seems like the elimination of the one & done is coming in the very near future. https://t.co/s227pyKllL— Evan Daniels (@EvanDaniels) November 17, 2017
With momentum gathering to reshape the one-and-done draft entry rule, NBA commissioner Adam Silver and NBPA executive director Michele Roberts met with members of the new Commission on College Basketball in Washington D.C., on Thursday, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 17, 2017
There has been talk of the rule being modified to require players to either enter the draft or spend two years in college, which is similar to college baseball, where players either enter the draft coming out of high school or spend three years in college.
Either way, not having players required to spend a year in college would dramatically affect the college basketball landscape. We wouldn’t see Zion Williamson, Marvin Bagley, Anthony Davis, John Wall, Nerlens Noel or Julius Randle in college. They’d leave for the NBA straight out of high school.
Still, these kids deserve to make a living if someone is willing to pay them millions of dollars right out of high school. You’d like to think there’s some sort of middle ground both sides can find that gives these kids a chance to make a living out of high school while not be thrown right into the NBA fire.
Maybe that doesn’t exist. The NCAA makes it next to impossible for players to earn money while in college, so unless something drastic there changes, players should be allowed to enter the NBA straight of high school if teams are willing to pay them millions of dollars.