Happy Birthday to the NBA’s “one-and-done” rule at five years old.
But is it really working? Some of the biggest names in college basketball have let it be known they don’t like the rule, including Kentucky coach John Calipari — the czar of one-and-doners. Calipari could have four freshmen off this year’s team drafted in the first round.
South Atlanta High’s Derrick Favors, who prepped for one season at Georgia Tech, could go as high as No. 3 overall in the draft.
“These kids should be able to go right to the league if that’s what they choose to do . . . or they should go to college for two or three years,” Calipari told the Birmingham News. “The way this is right now makes it hard. A kid has to be a really loyal kid to finish his school work (to avoid a team losing Academic Progress Rate points) when he knows he’s going to the NBA. Our kids this year did. That’s very unusual.”
The one-and-done rule requires that NBA Draft entries be 19 years old and one year out of high school. The current NBA agreement expires after the the 2010-11 season. Here are some opinions from Atlanta area coaches about the mandate:
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