If the NBA enlistment age drops, college basketball will feel the effects

The preparatory pipeline to the professional will likely return to the NBA, and with it will come major changes in how college basketball teams operate.

Shams Asherani the athlete I mentioned Monday That the NBA and its players’ association are expected to agree to change the league’s eligibility for the NBA draft 19 to 18 in the new CBA, a move that would begin “early in the 2024 NBA draft.” This change will open the door for players to go straight from high school to the draft, bypassing college and other development options like the G League’s Ignite program.

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