The formula for a modern college basketball roster
It wasn’t that long ago that on a typical college basketball roster there would be mixture of class men amongst the roster, however since the latest NBA ruling in the Collective bargaining agreement. The ruling means that a entry to the draft must be 19 years of age which has made many prospective NBA prospects play college ball.
Teams like Kentucky have led the way in drafting so called “one and done” players who go to college for 1 year and then leave straight away once their freshman year is done. However many other teams have followed suit in the process to draft top quality high school players with the knowledge they will only stay for the freshman year. The new agreement has split opinions between prospects, coaches and pundits with some people believing that it is disrupting the college game with others believing it is helping. My opinion of it is split as without the rule players like John Wall and Kyrie Irving would have skipped the college game and gone straight to the pros. However on the flip side i think that it hinders a teams process to grow and develop players. If you ask most fans winning the national title is the most important factor, but it remains to be seen if the “one and done” is a viable plan to win the title.
The conversation of winning a national title makes me think and im sure many other college basketball fans think of March Madness and filling out their College Basketball Brackets. There is no real rhyme or reason into how to fill out your college basketball bracket unless you can tell where the upsets will happen and be able to pick this years cinderella team. March Madness is the highlight of the season for any college basketball fan with the huge selection of games being played on any given day. The tournament spits the teams into 4 regions and ranks them from 1 to 16. Within the tournament a 16 seed has never beaten a number 1 seed in the first round. In the 1989 the East Tennessee College basketball team came very close in a 1 point loss to Oklahoma. The tournament is the best and fairest way for the NCAA to decide their champion as the top seed does not always win the tournament. A number 8 seed has won the tournament (Villanova 1985) and is the highest seed to win the tournament.
With only 6 months to go before the new season begins it is not long to wait until your favourite teams college basketball camps open and scrimmages will begin. Now that most teams have their rosters set as players have now decided to leave for this years draft you can look forward to seeing how your teams new look squad will fare in the upcoming season.