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Video: NBA Commissioner Adam Silver Discusses One-And-Done Rule, Changes He'd Like To See In College Basketball

One of the biggest debates in college basketball and the NBA is whether or not the one-and-done rule, which states that players cannot enter the NBA Draft until they are 19 years old, is necessary. While some want to get rid of the rule entirely, NBA commissioner Adam Silver wants to make the minimum age for entering the draft 20 years old. 

In an interview with College Insiders, Silver says that doing this would help college basketball, which would in turn help the NBA, because, "strong youth basketball leads to strong college basketball leads to a stronger NBA."

Silver also addressed the growing belief that high school players should be allowed to jump directly from high school to the NBA, saying that he believes going to college -- even for one or two years -- is better than skipping college completely. He has discussed ways to fix this system with NCAA president Mark Emmert, saying that the NCAA needs to be involved in this discussion along with the NBA, "because for those young men who aren't coming directly to the NBA, there is a matter of gaps in their scholarships."

Perhaps the most interesting thing Silver addressed in the interview is that he believes there needs to be uniformity between the college game and the NBA game, mentioning things like a mutually agreed upon time for a shot clock and length for the three-point line. Silver believes this is important, so that when college players come to the pros, they find the transition easier.

The entire interview is really interesting, and sheds some light on how the NCAA and NBA are working together to improve basketball at its two highest levels.