"Youth Basketball" or more directly HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL is the new target or power grab for the NBA. I am not a fan of the "One and Done" rule that has taken over the NCAA. I understand its idea to help young people make a transition they may not be ready for but it has obviously been more of a band-aid that isn't really helping as we see of the scandals that have recently hit the NCAA.
These are just interesting times. Things are changing rapidly and I just have to say as always money will dictate yet again. Holding high school athletes away from the professional ranks simply opens up other professional operations that will allow them. Australia, Europe and China all get this and are creating landing places for some of the best talent the USA has... and the NBA DON'T LIKE THAT!
There are plenty of PROS, CONS, pluses and minuses in this debate so don't attack each other
all over the damn thread please!Goodbye one-and-done: With scandals rocking youth basketball, NBA readying to step inNBA commissioner Adam Silver is re-evaluating the way the league looks at elite high school talent, multiple sources told ESPN. Michael Conroy/APhttp://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/2261 ... again-espn
Read on and have a take... I can surely see the NBA and it''s G-League prospering here...... I like the farm systems in baseball and always thought there is so much talent that the small sized roster of an NBA team leaves so many players little chance to develop here in the USA. The LA Clippers this season are a great example of what a G-League could mean to a franchise. Obviously the NCAA is somewhat a loser here but do they want to continue with the underground back door shenanigans that goes along with professionalism and money. Seems like the head of the NCAA is ready to walk away from that fire and let college be college again.