"Players are paid millions in the NBA...." ("Coach K Says Turning Pro Early Hurts in Many Ways"). College basketball players dream of making millions in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Too many college basketball players come into college programs, build up their skills, and leave for the NBA to chase the money. A question comes to mind when we think of basketball. Do college basketball players need to stay in school for all four years or do they need to try to get into the NBA as soon as possible?
Some critics feel that college basketball players go to the NBA to play basketball after their first or second year. There are some exceptions where talented players go to the NBA after high school. Big names Vince Carter, Rasheed Wallace, Kevin Garnett, Kobe Bryant and a host of others saw fit to go to the NBA early. Today these players are rising stars in the league and they are making million dollar figures. But, I feel that players should wait to go professional even though there's money in going to the National Basketball Association early. College basketball players should not be allowed to go professional until after four years.
Some of the players that enter the draft don't even get drafted. William P. Hytche, writer for Christian Science Monitor states that, "Of the 28 underclassmen who entered last year's draft, 11 failed to be selected by any NBA team, ending not just their hoop dreams, but the opportunity to earn a college degree they might not otherwise pursue"(526). In entering the draft they cannot go back to college to play basketball because they signed with an agent. Then they will have to work hard in NBA camps to even have a chance to play in the league. Most of these players end up overseas or even worse the National Basketball Dream League.
College basketball players have a risk of not finding jobs if they go professional early an...