After Lebron James set the tone for young students to go pro it has been horrible. Amazing players who may not be ready for the big show leave quick out of college. Last year Kevin Durant and Greg Oden declared for the NBA Draft as wonderful freshman's and look at the results. Durant is close to winning Rookie of the Year and Oden was out for the year with knee surgery. Greg Oden played one basketball game this season, it was at a 24 hour fitness gym as part of a pick-up game.
Some players have declared officially and some are 50/50 and some youngsters are going to stay in school. Here are some definite names in the NBA Draft: Joe Alexander, WVU (Junior), Michael Beasley, KSU (Freshman), Chase Budinger, Arizona (Sophomore), Eric Gordon, Indiana (Freshman), Brook and Robin Lopez, Stanford (Sophomore), OJ Mayo, USC (Freshman), and Derrick Rose, Memphis (Freshman). There are a lot more freshman's and sophomore's who might go out including Kevin Love, Darren Collison, Russell Westbrook, Tyler Hansbrough, Ty Lawson, Wayne Ellington, Mario Chalmers, Brandon Rush, and Chris Douglas-Roberts.Stephen Curry dominated the 2008 NCAA tournament and his stock has never been higher. He decided to stay in school. Another great year at Davidson is ahead , this time playing point guard, could make him a lock for the first round in 2009.
The NCAA is planning to make an age requirement to be able to go pro. If you think they should or shouldn't put the age requirement into session answer my poll or leave a comment. I would love to hear your opinion anytime.