Why I voted yes.
This will hopefully reduce the number of one and done players in college basketball.
I have no issue with a one and done who simply exceeds expectations and finds themselves unexpectedly in a draft position.
What I’m not a fan of is the player who has absolutely no intention of playing for more than one year and presumably making no significant progress toward a degree.
If I was still a fan of the NBA I would hate this. Since I quit watching the NBA this has no bearing on me and helps the college game.
Teams will be even more gambling on unproven players with the hopes they pan out.
I’m a huge NBA fan. I think the league is better placed to absorb high schoolers with the G league affiliates. From a development standpoint. You will see a lot of high schoolers get picked in the 1st round and play most of the season in the G league.
So winners here are college basketball and the G league.
Likely overall neutral for the NBA. The cream will rise to the top.