Thursday, July 10, 2008

A matter of time

When the NBA decided future prospects must play one year of post-high school basketball to be eligible for the draft, it opened the door to the one-and-done player. The past NBA draft included several one-and-dones – O.J. Mayo, Kevin Love, Michael Beasley and Derrick Rose among them.

Brandon Jennings, a recent high school grad, came up with a new idea, and it was only a matter of time before it happened.

Jennings originally committed to the University of Arizona. After failing to reach academic standards for entrance, Jennings has opted to play a year of professional basketball in Europe.

Jennings broke down the door. I'd expect many to follow.

Here's an interesting take on the situation from's Jemelle Hill:

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