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ACC Commissioner John Swofford Supports Move To Baseball Model For College Basketball, NBA Draft

ACC basketball media day is underway, and with it, one of the enduring debates about college basketball—the age required for players to become draft eligible—has been discussed. League commissioner John Swofford did not back down from the discussion, and actually endorsed a different system than the current one year requirement. Swofford says he would embrace a rule modeled after baseball, where a player can jump to the pros out of high school, or have to play three years in college before declaring for the NBA Draft:

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Having most players staying in college for three years would definitely improve the sport. There is still a debate as to whether it is fair to players who are clearly ready to jump to the pros after one or two years, but the current system one-and-done system doesn't seem to be working for the NCAA or the NBA.