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Mike Krzyzewski: Graduate Transfer Rule Is Worse For College Basketball Than 1-And-Dones

John Calipari is often cited as the "one-and-done" coach, but Mike Krzyzewski has done a remarkable job utilizing top freshmen as well, arguably even better than the Coach Cal. Last year's national championship team featured Tyus Jones, Jahlil Okafor, and Justise Winslow, all one-and-done players.

Coach K might deal with the constant carousel of talented freshmen well, but another new trend in college basketball really bothers him: grad transfers. Many think the one and done era has been bad for the sport, but Krzyzewski thinks grad transfers, who are free to transfer to a new school without sitting out, are worse.

">March 23, 2016

">March 23, 2016

K joins Calipari as prominent coaches who have spoken out against grad transfers this season. Calipari recently criticized the rule in light of the firing of Drexel head coach Bruiser Flint, who lost his superstar Damion Lee to Louisville after last season. Of course, both Calipari and Krzyzewski benefit far more from the one and dones, and rarely take grad transfers. While their words carry a lot of weight in college basketball, in this case, maybe take them with a few grains of salt.

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