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Don’t get me wrong. I love the Xavier Musketeers. I follow them more closely than every other major sports team except for the Bengals. It’s the rest on the NCAA that I could care less about.
It’s starting to get ridiculous. What’s even the point of liking a top power conference team anymore; more specifically nearly any top-10 team in the rankings. I don’t get it. Maybe I’m wrong, but it just seems like any decent player that plays well his freshman year at a Duke, UNC or Ohio St. enters the draft right away.
Sometimes, it’s okay because I understand the player may have financial issues in the family, but this whole ‘must play one year of pro ball overseas or one year in college.’ All this is doing, is creating more one and done players at the NCAA level. It’s making following college basketball not fun anymore.
I could care less about anyone else in the NCAA anymore except for the A-10, the conference Xavier plays in.
The part where it starts to get a little ridiculous is when players average under 10 points per game their freshman year, but still enter the draft because of their ‘upside.’ It makes it impossible to keep up with the power conference teams.
You’re reading this thinking, “Wow. Rant and whine much? What do expect to be done about it you big baby?”
Now, I’m not saying that there even is a solution, and yes, that’s exactly what I’m doing. Ranting. It’s nice to get these off your chest every once in a while.
Is there any possible way that there could be an evaluation process? First off, determine if the player is ready to make the jump straight from high school to the NBA. Then, after the evaluation process, make some exceptions for aforementioned financial issues.
I know it’s far-fetched, and that there probably isn’t a solution simply because of the way it is nowadays, I think I’m allowed to dream.
Please don’t eat me alive.