“The NBA and the NBPA thank Secretary Rice and the members of the Commission on College Basketball for their commitment to address the issues facing men’s college basketball. We support NCAA policy and enforcement reforms that will better safeguard the well-being of players while imposing greater accountability on representatives and programs that fail to uphold the values of the game. We also share the Commission’s concern with the current state of youth basketball and echo that all stakeholders — including the NBA, NBPA, NCAA, and USA Basketball — have a collective responsibility to help bring about positive change. Regarding the NBA’s draft eligibility rules, the NBA and NBPA will continue to assess them in order to promote the best interests of players and the game.”One mock NBA Draft for 2020 currently has 7-footer James Wiseman of Memphis (TN) East as the projected No. 1 pick that year, but that assumes Wiseman spends a year in college. Kentucky and Memphis are currently his main suitors. Meantime, the Class of 2020 could be the first high school class with the option to go straight to the NBA if one-and-done is abandoned. That class is led by 6-5 shooting guard Jalen Green, 6-4 point guard RJ Hampton and 6-10 power forward Isaiah Todd, according to ESPN’s rankings. Darius Bazley, the 6-10 senior forward from Cincinnati (OH) Princeton, is foregoing his college career at Syracuse in order to play in the NBA G League and has hired agent Rich Paul, as I wrote this week in The New York Times.
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In the eyes of NBA executives, the only thing of value to come out of College Basketball Commission report today: The opportunity for undrafted players to return to college basketball. Even the G League can’t absorb so many of these non-prospects. https://t.co/aVWL6NQr8H— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) April 25, 2018