The Problem With College Basketball

Jordan LanningCorrespondent IJanuary 19, 2009

I, being a big time college basketball fan, haven't watched very much of it this year. It's not because I don't have the time—I just don't have the desire.

I couldn't understand my lack of enthusiasm, but then it came to me: there are hardly ever any upperclassmen playing any more.

There are just as many one-and-done players in the NBA now are there are players that stayed in college for two or more years.

After looking at the 2008 NBA draft, I noticed that there were 10 freshmen drafted, eight sophomores, three juniors, five seniors, and four players from other countries in the first round

I wouldn't be surprised if there are more freshman in the draft next year.

As a college basketball fan, I wish they would make the rule like college football: you must be out of high school for at least three years.

Then I believe college basketball can get back to the level of skill and entertainment  it once had.

I understand that it isn't up to them, though.

It's up to the NBA, and I doubt that they will do that. Because for them, what's the point? They don't care.

I guess I will only be able to wish for the rule change.

I just wish there were more Tyler Hansborough's out there.