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 ESPN.com's Jemelle Hill: http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=hill/080710