Originally Posted by reds1869
One and dones are very damaging to the college game. The player invests next to nothing in the team and fans don't develop the same attachment to players they once did. I don't like the mandatory year rule at all.
I agree. I think it should be more like baseball or make players stay for at least 2 years. I think the one and done run has helped out the NBA but has been a failure at the college level. There are a lot of players who realized they weren't cut out to head towards the pros after their HS year. But I also think there are two many players in college right now who really have no business being there. Off the top of my head guys like Rose, Irving, Wall, Mayo, Born Ready, etc. all were one and done, two brought sanctions on their programs, and even though guys like Irving and Wall were good citizens in college, their endgame was obviously NBA after their season ended in March. They don't really have a chance to embrace the university and tradition of college basketbal which is an inmportant facet of college sports.