The NBA did try it and rightfully ditched it for very good business reasons. There has been talk of them reverting back to drafting HS players but I see no reason for them to do so. The business reasons for not drafting HS players still exist today.A little off topic......
What pro sport has essentially drafted kids as seniors in high school and as underclassmen in college since the 20's and nobody says anything?
Is it because they have their own farm clubs that "old heads," and society in general could care less. Obviously, people are more emotionally connected with college FB and BB. However, pro baseball has gotten a pass forever for their system even though society and "old heads" would scream if they tried that in football and basketball.
Nice article @JStanz51 ! This is definitely a new era and sometimes change is difficult for all involved. You made many good points however and ultimately the player will benefit. I am also glad that TJ seems to have a good understanding of the issue.Apr 5, 2021; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Baylor Bears guard Davion Mitchell (45) brings the ball up court during the first half against the Gonzaga Bulldogs in the national championship game during the Final Four of the 2021 NCAA Tournament at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAYcyclonefanatic.com
Great article, and it contains one of the all time hammer lines:
Everybody loves to talk about accountability until they’re the ones being held accountable. The transfer market holds coaches accountable for doing right by their players, and the ones who aren’t able to match that standard will not be successful.