Hectic was the only word that could crack the too cool for school (or at least three more years of it), demeanor on John Wall’s face and sum up the last two years of his life. Going from a buried in the tar heel state prep star, to a top HS recruit who led the resurgence of a college hoops haven, a media sensation and a soon to be overall no. 1 pick in tomorrow’s NBA Draft, hectic might be the only way to describe a two-year span like that. Read More »
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High Schooler to Challenge Competition Overseas, and Stern? The Latest / Apr 24, 2009 / 2:35 pm
Jeremy Tyler, seen here at the LeBron James Skills Academy, announced this week that he will forego his senior year of high school to play overseas. Photo: highschoolhoop.com
David Stern was met with fierce opposition when he ruled that players had to be a year out of high school before entering the NBA.
Coaches, including then Texas Tech head Bobby Knight, argued that the age-minimum hurt the college game because there would be too many “one-and-dones,” and NBA players said it was unfair to make more-than-ready high schoolers wait an extra year to accomplish their dreams. Read More »