Me honestly i think high schoolers should be able to enter the draft.They proved that if they have the proper help they can have good careers.Look at LeBron.Or Amare.They came out of high school.Kevin Garnett.All those people jump from the prom
John Wall owns all.
John Wall is definitely 'DA Man!!!!!! He definitely took flight in the Rucker at least in the footage I saw!!!!
are you kidding me grandy is not on the high school propects this guy is a beast pf from st johns high maryland you gotta check him man
Tone Tone is the future of basketball. at 6 foot 5 he's a true point guard, and has vision like no one else. REP da 206 Seattle Style
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As good as John Wall and other players in High School now are, they would not be ready to compete on the NBA level. Its a totally different game than HS and even College. LeBron is a rare Phenom. Amare and Dwight are just freaks of nature that have the right body type to play in that level. I can't see any player now in HS who could be on a NBA roster.
Another reason why, I think, is that David Stern is concerned about how immature or dumb basketball players are these days. Without a college education or at least a few more years of maturation they will continue to say dumb things in the media or end up having a bum life after they retire. Guys like Shaun Livingston, who came straight out of high school and then had a career-threatening injury, are other concerns. If Livingston can't get work other than basketball, he might be in trouble financially later in life.
that is not the point. it it is not up to YOU or DAVID STERN whether players have the opportunity to go straight from high school to the pros and earn money for their family. IMO the 20 year old rule is not fair because it affects guys who a few years ago would have been able to start earning money for themselves and their family as soon as they graduated high school. guys like kevin durant, brandon jennings, and john wall have business playing college basketball. in addition they are simply going to college to be a cash cow for whatever big time university they go to. and what do they get out of the deal? not a cent. i propose that the universities that can afford it be allotted one 10,000 dollar 'scholarship' player per year. this way the player can give the money to his family to keep them afloat during his time at college. the stipulation being that they must sign a contract committing to play college ball for two years. this is a win-win situation for everyone. the kid gets a real college experience as opposed to being one and done. the university gets to build a program, and fans get to see great college players for an extra year, than they would have under the current rules. bottom line, shaun livingston is the exception not the rule, there have been twice as many success stories for guys who made the leap straight to the pros as there has been failures.
I am a college basketball fan first and i like the one and done rule. that way atleast you get to see them compete on the college level.
As a fan, I like the new age limit because it has brought the college game back to the level it was in the late 80's and early 90's whne you had the Duke's. Fab Five's, Georgetwon's and UNLV'S, those days were fun to be apart of and as a result guys are better prepared when they come into the league which results in a better product on the floor. You have to admit that for a while let's say from maybe 99 to about 03-04 the NBA was getting harder and harder to watch because of all the youth in the league. From an economic standpoint I see the case for kids being able to leave straight out of high school. As far as Tony Wroten is concerned, I would bet my bottom dollar that he is not 6-5, even in shoes. He is very athletic and gets to the cup at will, albeit at the high school level. His jumpshot needs to greatly improve, he also needs to stop being so lefthand oriented as everything he does is to his left and he really needs to grow some more and develop his body.
206 253 STAND UP! Washington is coming up! We have some of THE BEST in the NATION! and my boy tone tone Tony Wroten is 6"5 (in shoes lol). He really is 6"4 but growing. If he reaches his max potential, i say hes a la Kobe Bryant. I know this is a stretch and i know ur probably thinking im thinking this because im from seattle! But i honestly think this....(please dnt hurt me people lol). He does need to max out his body but he is 4sure a future NBA star. Please believe.
P.S. Tony, if u r reading this right now! PLEASE COME TO UW! AND TELL JOSH SMITH TO COME WITH!!!!!!
I don't think the basketball players should have to go to college other sports don't require it. It's almost as if that is the sport the players can't mature enough to play the game and handle being a professional. I still wonder how many are on anabolic steroids and why it's only baseball that makes headline news.
All the players in the 2009 Nike Hoops Summit are the best High School players in the nation.
The 2009 Nike Hoops Summit is on April 11, 2009 at 7 pm baby! can't wait!
if livingston is ever in trouble finacially its because hes dumb and has a bad support system because a player can live nicely off of that rookie contract..it should be up to the players as far as going from hs to pros..if aplayer is drafted and doesnt pan out hes still either set for life or can make alot of good money overseas...so for the players who come out of hs and enter the draft its a win win situation as far as finacially....people try to point out what about korleone young...ummm hes making 250k for 6 month of basketball ever year in europe
every year he he drops a spot or 2..it seems like other players are catching up to him talent wise...ive watched a coupel of his gams though and hes very good..potenial to be even better
I think it should be up to the players to choose whats best for them to do. The league was doing fine when letting players in the draft from high school. You think of the all the great players in the past 5 years in the NBA and most came from high school. If your family needs money wouldn't you be upset that a rule is preventing you from being in a good financial situation. Most top prospects use college to just get better and to turn themselves into prospects but whats the use of stopping players who don't need that? One and done is just waisting college money. College is great and if i had the choice i would go to college but i say just let the players choose.