New NBA Commish Wants to Raise The Age Limit
The topic of one and done players in College Basketball has been an interesting topic. Clearly there are many players who only want to fulfill the bare minimum requirement of being in school for a year before they jump to the NBA. For those who dislike that, they will be happy to know that new NBA Commissioner Adam Silver reportedly has made raising the age limit a top priority:
Increasing the age limit to 20 is a priority for Adam Silver. It will be a topic of discussion once the union hires an executive director.
— Scott Howard-Cooper (@SHowardCooper) February 6, 2014
I personally see this as a bad move. I would much rather have them go back to allowing players to jump from High School to the NBA. If players feel they are ready, don’t force college on them. I don’t think it’s the NBA’s job to help colleges keep their talent.
This will be interesting to see unfold as the new Commissioner gets his feet wet.