Monthly Archives: April 2014

One and done

 

You mad? or nawwww

You mad? or nawwww

 

A very controversial topic in college basketball is the one and done rule.  College players are allowed to leave for the NBA after one year of college. For example, this year, Jabari Parker, Andrew Wiggins, and Julius Randle to name a few. It used to be that you could go out of high school like LeBron James and Dwight Howard did but that was changed.

Personally, I do not like the one and done rule. I think it’s stupid that a player would take all the time to commit to a “college of their dreams” to spend one season there. I would want to stay for as long as I could. I get that when a million dollar contract is staring you in the face it’s hard to turn down but you could get a much bigger one if you stay longer. You could develop as a player and mature in college rather than go into the league and have to mature while playing against the best of the best.

The NCAA, in my opinion should either tell a player they have to stay in college for at least three years and then declare or not go to college at all and take the risk of trying to get drafted out of high school. Many coaches don’t like the rule. Coach Calipari talked about its hard to recruit a player that you know will almost definitely go to the NBA and trying to convince them to stay is very hard.

I don’t like the one and done thing.

Should I Stay or Should I Go? Michigan Edition

 

Nik Stauskas prefers to make it rain, threes.

Nik Stauskas prefers to make it rain, threes.

Congrats to the men’s UCONN basketball team for winning the championship but no that the season is over we can talk about the offseason. For the Michigan Men’s basketball team, three players are thinking about whether to declare for this years NBA draft. The three are Nik Stauskas, Glenn Robinson III, and Mitch McGary. If all three stay the Wolverines would definitely have one of the most feared rosters in the nation.

 

Nik Stauskas-  Stauskas was the Big Ten player of the year and clearly Michigan’s best player. If he declares, he is projected to be taken somewhere around the 15th pick. This was his breakout year, shooting 82% from the free throw line, 44% from three point, and averaging 17.5 for the Wolverines. Stauskas’s stock is high this year but with all the other talent he could drop. I think he could benefit from another year but I think he will go pro.

 

Glenn Robinson III- Robinson’s stock has dropped majorly this year. After possibly being a lottery pick in last years draft, many question if he would be taken in the first round this year. The talent is there he just isn’t consistent with it. He has a good shot and his freakish athletic ability would be great for an NBA team but not many are willing to risk it on him. Robinson should stay another year and if he plays well he should declare next year.

 

Mitch McGary- McGary was also projected to be close to a lottery pick but decided to come back for another year, and he most likely regrets it. He suffered a bad back injury and opted to get surgery. He barely saw the floor this year but made the most when he did. Going to the NBA would mean he would most likely be a mid second round pick which isn’t that great for a player with so much potential. Teams are scared of his back and need to see hi play again. McGary would also benefit staying another year and trying to prove himself again.