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Subject: Re: one and done

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Date Posted: 16:01:41 06/10/17 Sat
In reply to: ivy guy 's message, "one and done" on 15:17:35 06/10/17 Sat

I agree.

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Date Posted: 07:55:22 06/11/17 Sun

There will be one and done players even if the NBA eliminates the age rule.

The allure of playing for Kentucky and Duke and getting national exposure as "the best of the best" rather than sitting on the bench in the pros will have some value for some players.

The college system enhances brand value because of the marketing machine behind high-level college sports. Carmelo Anthony's run to the national championship has made his entire career.

In addition, it is much more lucrative to be the 1st pick overall than the 12th, even if you have to wait a year. The risk of injury may be real, but for those who are not destitute, the waiting can pay off in a big way.

This may not happen immediately - lots of high schoolers will eschew college and then find themselves in the D-League toiling in anonymity while their less-touted peers play in the final four on national TV to high acclaim. Then it will find equilibrium...

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Date Posted: 09:50:17 06/12/17 Mon

Unfortunately many of these highly touted HS players will not look at the situation rationally. Not to rehash what has been already discussed ad nauseam, but many, possibly most, are being constantly pushed by family, friends and coaches who tell them they are better than they really are and see the quick meal ticket as preferable to a potential but uncertain possible longer term gain. I don't see that this pressure will end.

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