John Calipari Suggests Separating from NCAA If One-and-Done Rule Doesn’t Change [VIDEO]
The NBA’s so-called “one-and-done” rule–a kid has to be 19 before he can play pro ball–has come under fire since its inception. It was set up to eliminate the growing phenomenon of a decade ago wherein high school seniors were jumping straight to the league.
But that rule has discouraged kids from focusing on their educations. And from a fan’s standpoint, it’s eliminated the opportunity to see great basketball year in and year out.
It’s long been argued by Kentucky head coach John Calipari that “one-and-done” needs to become “two-and-through.” Yes, Coach Cal takes the best players who will come to Kentucky, those players that, in all likelihood, will jump after one year, because NO ONE would pass on the best players. But it’s a system he and maybe other coaches despise. But he’s the only one saying anything.
In a recent interview with Louisville’s WKJK about the upcoming 2013-2014 season, Coach Cal expressed his growing belief that Division I schools should think about separating from the NCAA if that organization doesn’t work to do more to make sure players stick around at least another year.
Here’s what he had to say: