Saturday, April 3, 2010
More Proof Of The Dilution of Talent In Colllege Basketball
SI Photos has a slide show up of the top 10 college basketball teams of all time. UCLA has multiple teams on the list, which comes as no surprise, and neither does the lack of teams over the past 10 years - 0.
The 1996 Kentucky team is the most recent to make the list. It is more than just coincidence the exodus of players from high schoolers and underclassmen to the NBA began to occur around this time. Kevin Garnett and Kobe Bryant started the trend for the prep stars and Chris Webber and Stephon Marbury started it for the collegians.
Hopefully the NCAA and NBA can work together in the next few years to get a rule similar to college baseball where players can go directly to the pros after high school, but if they do attend college they must stay for three years. I think the rule would benefit both.
And that '96 Kentucky team sent nine players to the NBA. I highly doubt we will ever see that again under the current rules.
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