To the Pros or to College

By: Nick Diaz

Should high school basketball players have to go to college for at least 1 year or can they go straight to the NBA?

High school players should be able to go to the pros and not have to go to college. Players can make money faster, they get out of their contract faster and they get first hand help from the pros.

Athletes can get money faster when they go straight to the pros.

By skipping college the players can make money faster than spending time in college. Playing in college, you don't get paid. But in the NBA you get paid and you get paid a lot. The young players want to make the money right away but going to college and playing won't get you paid.

They get first hand help from the best players in the world.

The younger player can get help from the veterans and stars from the team. They can learn tips that will help them on the court. The veterans can tell the rookie about the game and what they have learned in their experience. The star players can help the young guys on stuff they may need help on like shooting and dribbling. The older players can help teach the younger players.

They get through there contracts faster and they can get started into there second contract where they can make money

When they are drafted they are put in a contract which they can't get out of until the time has expired. The sooner they get drafted then the sooner they get in the new contract and they can make a lot more money than they did before.

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