In 2005 the NBA instituted what is commonly referred to as the one-and-done rule, which virtually requires high school basketball players to attend college (or go overseas) for one season before entering the draft.
Few rule changes have generated so much debate, discussion and controversy.
Regardless of how you feel about the requirements, the fact of the matter is college basketball underwent a drastic change.
No longer would the LeBron James of the world be able to jump straight from reading the Scarlet Letter to dunking in the Staples Center. College basketball has been inundated with uber-talented freshmen ever since.
If you want proof, look no further than Kentucky’s “rent-a-team” national championship from a year ago.
One school that has also benefited from players that may have otherwise jumped straight to the NBA without the one-and-done rule is Ohio State.
Read on to see a power ranking of the five best one-year players that have suited up for the Buckeyes.