The NBA Pre-Draft Training Business

April 7th, 2010 by Marcus Shockley Leave a reply »
The following excerpt is republished with permission from , and it gives excellent insight into the “business” of the NBA draft and the people surrounding players who want to cash a big NBA paycheck.

Remember, once a player gets any time in the NBA, even if he doesn’t last, he gets more money when he goes overseas and is in higher demand just because he has NBA experience.

Each year roughly 100 young men place their names in the pool of players who will be eligible for the NBA Draft.

From anywhere between one and four years, these players have worked at perfecting their skills in college, and now they think they’re good enough to play in the best league in the world, the NBA.

As soon as their eligibility is up, they’ll sign an agent, hopefully after asking the right questions and being advised by someone they trust.

Once all that happens, the real work beings; players start going through some form of pre-draft training.

Pre-draft training is a part of any agents pitch, and it has taken on an insane amount of importance for draft-eligible players.

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