Originally Posted by Osh Kosh Bosh
nobody is stopping them from getting an education.
if you remember very few guys came out straight from high school, only elite prospects or guys who couldn't qualify, and if you look at the history, high school guys were more reliable picks than college
why force them to get a fake education that they don't need, and also doesn't develop NBA skills.
I guess I'll add one more aspect, which is to allow HS kids that didn't get drafted to come back to college.
I think if a prospect wants to go pro, he should be allowed to, but not every prospect is ready from get-go. Right now in NBA, even if you do get drafted, if you can't show your stuff within first few years, you are usually out of the league. D-league system will help fix this problem.
When they don't get drafted, their career goes downhill and forgotten pretty quickly. They can't go to college for further opportunity in basketball or other career. Being allowed to go back to school will help this.
Then, for kids that chose college from the get-go, they at least get a fall-back option when their pro bball career doesn't pan out.
If you think college education is fake, then I dunno what more to say, but for majority of normal people, college education is to cement their career. I dunno why it should be different for the NBA prospects.