a huge double-edged sword. For every Garnett or Kobe, there are probably a bunch of players who went nowhere. For the teams drafting them, they are risking a large amount of money for a player that may not be able to handle the rigors of professional ball. Or, the team may have to wait a number of years while the player develops the skills they otherwise might have gotten playing in college. It's fine for hockey and baseball because they have farm systems in place for players to get ready for the big league. But, with the NBA and NFL it's basically all or nothing. I'm kind of old school and believe in almost all cases, players would benefit from playing at least 2 years in college.
Mitch Mcgary If he chooses is eligable for 2012 NBA Draft
Wasn't it Mcgary who just last december wasn't THAT highly regarded?? (Yes still a good prospect, but people weren't going crazy over him) He was rated in the 90s for the top 100 for both espn and rivals and was a 4 star. Scout didn't have him ranked in the top 100. He also only had offers from Indiana,dayton, ball state, and a few others schools like that. He has seriously shot up in the rankings in a very very short period of time. Does anyone know what caused that? I guess december was early in the high school season still and the AAU circuit for summer hadn't started yet....but that is still a drastic jump. I'm wondering if he was under the radar for that long, or truly did improve a lot.(most likely a combination of the 2)
I really hope he commits to us, our team would be amazing.
This is a moot point, he's not going to the NBA.
The NBA should increase it's age limit cause that will help the college game like it has for college football.