One-And-Done Rule ‘Watering Down’ Basketball

College basketball has changed quite a bit over the last 20 years. With more players than ever jumping to the NBA after one season in college, it’s clear that great talent will get you farther than great experience.

“Let’s be honest, all these teams left, they have NBA guys,” Tim Doyle, of the Big Ten Network and CBS’ Mayhem Live, said on the Danny Mac Show when talking about the Sweet 16 teams. “All the teams that are gone, don’t have NBA guys. Even a guy like [Kenneth] Faried, out of Morehead State, he’s an NBA player and he got Morehead State to win a game just because he was more talented than the guys on Louisville.”

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Currently the NBA has a rule that players must wait a year after graduating high school before they can enter the NBA Draft. There’s a constant debate whether this rule is hurting or helping the game of basketball.

“It’s a watered down thing,” Doyle said of college basketball. I’m just curious, when are they going to make it two years? Or three years? When are they going to change, because one-and-done means that you have to pass one semester…and then all of a sudden they move you on to the spring semester…And it’s killing the draft, because the first five picks re all going to be freshman. College basketball is a great sport, it’s very compelling. But the talent level isn’t what it was at, in let’s say the late ’90s.”

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  • tom sharp

    College Basketball is a joke on and off the court. “One and done” is just one of many problems. At least 90% of the players are a bunch of nitwits with 2-digit IQs taking up classroom space (if they go to class at all) that someone really interested in an “education” should have. Worse they get full ride scholarships with all the trimmings.On the court most of them think they are still on the play ground often going one five in a mad dash to stuff the ball. They have no concept of team, can’t use the clock, can’t play defense, and make free throws. Look at the NCAA tournament. How many freshman-led, stupid schools are left? College basketball needs a new venue. College scholarships belong to the intelligent not the athletic.

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