NCAA corruption charges Feb 26, 2018 9:44:41 GMT -5
Post by coqui900 on Feb 26, 2018 9:44:41 GMT -5
The NBA doesn't want it. They don't want to draft Sebastian Telfair, or Robert Swift based on scouting vs high school competition. It's an NBA rule, not NCAA. If the NBA gets their way with the next CBA, it will be a 20 year old age limit.
The NBA did want to draft Sebastian Telfair, though. They drafted him really high. There a great book about his recruitment called The Jump about his decision to go pro out of high school. The big climactic scene in the story is him going one-on-one versus Jameer Nelson that essentially determines who will get picked over who.
I was sort of apoplectic when I was reading that book and the importance of a one-on-one game. Who friggin' cares about a one-on-one game? Especially for point guards? Passing, shooting, command of an offense, knowing a team's defensive sets, etc. are all so much more important. Sebastian Telfair played in high school and AAU. Jameer was the best college player in the country that season and is on the short list of all-time best college basketball PGs. Bassy flamed out really quickly. Jameer was the starting PG on a NBA Finals team in Orlando, made an All-Star game and is wrapping up a really solid career. He's not a HOF guy by any stretch, but he was a very solid PG.
But the NBA wanted high school kids or else they would not have taken them.