pepe1991 wrote:Putting age limit is probably more useful than 1 year at college rule.
This is effectively what was evolving, with LaMelo Ball, Darius Bazley, Anfernee Simons, Mitchell Robinson, Terrance Ferguson, Emmanuel Mudiay - etc.
The main reason I think the NBA is abolishing 1-and-done is that the league does not want players going to China, Australia, "internships", etc. They want 18 year olds in the G-league. This "forces" that. And indeed, Okeke might be part of a new-start for the G-league, increasing its relevance and NBA-purpose.
Tbh i'm against nba teams drafting bunch of 17 -18 years old kids. Imo it's something that in past backfired at teams who drafted them. Some of biggest busts in history like Diop, Kwame and Eddy Curry were all--- straight from highschool players.
And ones who made it ( T mac, Lebron, Kobe , KG , LEbron ) would have had as succesfull NBA career regardless of one extra, because they were simply that talented.
Just look at 5 stars, 100 rating high school recruits from past
1. Noel ( lol)
2. Muhamed ( lool)
3. Kyle Anderson
4. Steven Adams
5. Isaiah Austin
1. Andrew Wiggins ( bust?!)
2. Julius Randle ( average nba player)
3. Andrew Harrison ( out of nba)
4. Gordon (average to above average player)
5. Aaron Harrison ( out of nba )
1. Mudiay ( lol)
4. Cliff Alexander
Again, main reason why one year college rule was implemented was because bad teams were self- destructing themselfs with horrific lottery decisions made by evaluating bunch of 16,17 years old kids playing against random kids at highchool. Even worse, there could be another preps-to-pros victim like Korleone Young, who entered the 1998 draft as a vaunted recruit, but was selected 40th and flamed out after playing just 15 NBA minutes. Having the option to go to college may not have saved Young’s basketball career, but it could have sent his life down a better path.
One year at college rule gives kid options.
If he is not good and will be undrafted, he can come back next year, and he will still be - at college.