Although players are harmed by the current rule for several reasons, there are certainly many benefits that can play out in their favor. A player has the opportunity to earn more money at least a full year earlier than if they stayed in college for two years. “It 's bad enough that some of these players have to watch their families struggle financially for a year while they serve time at a college program they 'd rather have skipped in the first place” (Hughes 13). It’s also recognized that statistically, players who are one-and-done are more successful than not, even if only for several seasons: “[...] But on average, a majority of them managed to play significant roles in the league for...
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... was interviewing the Wake Forest President when he asked, “You have said that the one-and-done phenomenon ‘makes a mockery of our hope that student-athletes are receiving an education’ [...]” (Littlefield 4). Hatch followed his comments by explaining the course-load of a student athlete that’s going to be a one-and-done and showed that the education itself is slowly becoming the least important thing out of the package deal. “Well, I do think athletes come in who intend to go to the NBA. They’re with us for one year and in some ways they only have to pass one semester of coursework because in the second semester the basketball season is done before a typical exam time. The problem is when college athletics becomes merely a minor league. That really damages our mission that we want real student-athletes. And we want people who can work towards a degree” (Hatch 5).
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