In a shocking turn of events, the NCAA has decided to amend one of their recent rule changes govern agents. A bachelor’s degree will no longer be a requirement for an agent to represent underclassmen testing the draft process. As long as the agent is certified by the NBPA.
The NCAA announced for no foreseen reason that it will be changing the criteria that an agent must possess to represent an underclassman who wants to test the draft waters.
In 2018 the NCAA already changed the rule allowing for underclassmen to hire an agent and test the waters without ruining their eligibility.
Five Star recruit R.J. Hampton appeared on the ESPN morning show “Get Up” to discuss his basketball future, but what came next shocked the basketball world. Hampton announced that he would bypass college and would be signing a professional contract with the New Zealand Breakers, of the NBL. The Australian league has become a well respected league in recent years with players like Andrew Bogut of the Warriors, Terrance Ferguson of the Oklahoma City Thunder both playing in the league. Ferguson passed on college as well and elected to play in the league.
When the NBA Draft takes place this coming join Ja Morant name should be called first as the number one pick in this year’s draft. Morant just finished an impressive sophomore campaign averaging 24.5 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 10 assists which led the nation. He won the Bob Cousy award, which recognizes college basketball’s best point guard. He also was named a consensus first All-American, and the Ohio Valley Player of the Year.
They all came to watch Zion Williamson and the three other top prospects that will be taken in this coming NBA draft. The excitement and electricity were in the air as both teams prepared for the tip-off. The referee blows his whistle and tosses the ball in the air and just like that the “Sham of Amateurism” continues.
It has been this idea that the straight to the NBA from high school was a terrible idea and was not only ruining the NBA, but also the players who were making the jump lives as well. On the surface that may appear to be true, but once you dive into the numbers you quickly realize that idea could not be further from the truth.