2010 NBA Mock Draft: The Extinction of the College Senior Is Complete

May 2nd, 2010 by Charlie Li Leave a reply »
The NBA announced last Thursday that 103 players, including 80 players from U.S. colleges and 23 international players, have filed as early entry candidates for the 2010 NBA Draft. Add in about 20 college seniors, about half of whom have a very good chance of being drafted, consider that there are 60 spots in the entire draft . . . and you have to figure that there are going to be at least 50 sad underclassmen who go undrafted. It is truly bewildering to try and comprehend the logic behind some of these decisions. What would prompt all these young players to give up their college eligibility for just a remote shot at being drafted? Sure, John Wall, Evan Turner, and Demarcus Cousins are guaranteed a spot in the lottery, and no one can question their decisions, but what about Malcolm Delaney, Talor Battle, and AJ Ogilvy? These are players who could have significantly increased their chances of being drafted by staying in school one more year. If this disturbing trend continues, should we even be calling these guys student-athletes anymore? College has obviously become a prep program for the NBA, and I just don't see the value in it. The one year rule needs to either be abolished o ...

Read Full Article at Bleacher Report - NBA
Article written by


Comments are closed.