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LAMM AT LARGE: College Basketball Has Changed

todayApril 13, 2022

Background
The NBA mock drafts have started. I glanced at a couple and was reminded why my love of college basketball has waned.
Of the 30 first-round picks, 14-15 are expected to be freshmen. Another 7-8 sophomores, two juniors and one senior. The remainder are international or players from the G Leagues.
Who are these guys? I know so little about any of them. By the time you recognize any of them thanks to March Madness, poof, they’re off to the NBA.
I agree athletes — like anyone in any profession — should go pro anytime they want to. I also believe 99 percent of them should get some seasoning in college or in the development league established by the NBA.
I agree with that, but that doesn’t mean I have to like it.

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