This modern era of college hoops could easily be described with a picture of a revolving door. Kids come in the door, then spin right around and leave. It’s really bad to see it happen, too. Regardless of what these kids think, 99 percent of them are not, and will never be, NBA material.
John Thompson used to have a flat basketball on his desk as a discussion aid to remind recruits and players at some point their basketball playing days were going to end; and hopefully they got their degree so they were ready for that day. This is the story these kids should be hearing.
The fact so many of these kids are blind to the fact that when they are done playing college ball, they are done playing ball, period is a testament to the failure of the kids parents and coaches along the way. Instead of making the game fun, they were going all “Marinovich” on their kid trying to win the lottery - their kid playing in the NBA. I just hope these kids don’t end up seeing the “Marinovich Results” play out.
Enough from the soap box.