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Should I Stay or Should I Go?

The problems that the current NBA draft entry rules create for both the NBA and the NCAA.

Ethan Levine

on 28 April 2010

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Transcript of Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

By: Ethan Levine JOHN WALL
NCAA freshman of the year
Projected first overall pick in 2010 NBA Draft (this June)

Four year player for UK
As a senior sat behind 5 freshman and 3 sophomores
Will not be drafted this June NBA Stars to NOT Go to College
Kobe Bryant
Kevin Garnett
Dwight Howard
Lebron James NCAA Schools who MISSED 2010 Tournament
UConn (2009 Final Four)
North Carolina (2009 National Champions) 2010 National Title Game
Duke- 8 Juniors/Seniors
Butler- 8 Juniors/Seniors
Compare that to...
UK- 5 Juniors/Seniors The Problem
Players wanting to enter the NBA Draft must wait at least a year after finishing high school before they can enter their name
This results in an influx of college freshman basketball stars who wouldn't otherwise be there
It also creates a vast minority of upperclassmen which results a lack of consistency in the college game as well as low graduation rates of student athletes The Solution:
Give players the option to go pro right out of high school
BUT... If a player chooses to forego the NBA for college, they must wait 3 years to enter the draft If you want to go pro, you can always go back to school! But if you aren't ready yet, come to school for school, not basketball... You could probably buy a school yourself! Bill Walton Nikola Dragovic NBA happy + NCAA happy=...
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