And just a note…I think the NCAA model of amateurism is outdated and should be changed. The basketball model is extremely broken and everyone involved (NCAA, NBA, colleges, agents) needs to make changes to remedy it. If the kids can make money off their names, let them get paid, but force them to play two years, at least, if they attend college. The NBA can easily expand their G-League to allow 18 year old kids to be drafted and stashed for a year and I’m sure those teams would love the exposure from getting some of these kids.
The Ben Simmons situation at LSU was a perfect example of how much of a joke the system is. Kid barely passed his fall classes and dropped out after the season was over without bothering to even complete the classes. When asked afterwards if he got anything from the college experience, he answered truthfully and said “No.”
Still, fun to see the folks in Austin sweat a bit.