Blake Schuster: Oh s***
Charles Curtis: it’s happppppppppppppening. that mental health thing is great
Caroline Darney: Oh hell yes let’s gooooo
Blake: Bronny James skipping college?
Bryan Kalbrosky: FWIW, Bronny James is expected to take the college route.
Andy Nesbitt: RIP, college hoops. it was a good run!
Carolina: WE’LL BE FINE, ANDY (I think like maybe 2 guys if that go a year)
Brian: I think it will be significantly more than that.
Carolina: That get drafted???
Charles: You’ve got overseas, G League, 18 year-olds getting drafted
Carolina: I still think college will be the best option for most of them. Especially with NIL. Overseas and G league exist now.
Brian: People are going overseas, G league and Elite because they can’t go to the NBA.
Andy: College hoops will quickly be like old rotary phones on your kitchen wall
Charles: College hoops may still be fine? I dunno. Like the star power may go down but still.
Andy: They’ll still have March, but yeah, rip to the rest!
Blake: Big thing for college basketball this time around is that the NCAA allows players to go to the combine/declare for the draft and get feedback. So it’s not like these kids HAVE to commit to the draft until they know for sure they’re gonna be selected.
Brian: I mean four years players still exist. I loved Payton Pritchard at Oregon. Blake loved all of myriad of Kansas players who did four years in Lawrence
then did nothing in the NBA
Blake: They all got rings at KU. It’s not our fault Sacramento kept drafting them. I really don’t think we’re gonna see a noticeable drop-off in college. Not with NIL, etc. This is only gonna help the top 0.5 percent of players.
Carolina: Yeah per year in the Top 25. I’m with Prince. This could help college. More continuity.
Blake: I think the change in CBB is marginal at best. I don’t know if it helps or hurts.
Carolina: I think marginal, potential to help. NIL counters any big hurt IMO.
Andy: Stay in college two years get to avoid the NBA. If you’re in college for over two years you’re looking at a pro career overseas.
Andy: I think it’s mostly true but i have no stats anywhere near me.
Blake: Yeah, no one even knows what happened to that Marcus Smart guy after he left Oklahoma State.
Andy: Exactly, that’s why I said mostly!
Carolina: Or Malcolm Brogdon where has he been since 2016?
Prince: On the injured list.
Christian D’Andrea: dead.
Carolina: We just re-adjust talent level expectations for college. you don’t have a Zion, but that doesn’t bother me.
Andy: As a casual fan not having a Zion is pretty big to me!
Brian: I mean college is obviously still a viable path lol. there are tons of players who make it to the NBA after playing several years in school.
Blake: Ja Morant. Two year guy at Murray State. No one has ever heard of him since.
Charles: As a fellow casual, I will not watch college til March.
Carolina: As a die-hard college fan, I’m not too worried. (I am tired of catering NCAA to casual fans, but that’s another argument for another day and has been a long standing gripe of mine)