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7 NBA Rookies Who Clearly Left College Too Soon

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7 NBA Rookies Who Clearly Left College Too Soon
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The one-and-done rule in college basketball has increased the pressure on underclassmen to declare early for the NBA draft. Staying all four years in college severely hurts a prospect's stock in the NBA draft, which forces college players to make hasty decisions.

Every year, it is clear that several rookies make the mistake of leaving college too early to live their dream of becoming a professional basketball player. It is hard to blame a young man who chooses to play in the NBA while making a lot of money over staying in college and going to class. However, sometimes these guys should put their dreams on hold in order to make the best decision for their future.

This year is no different, as numerous players left college too early and are now realizing the monumental mistake they made in declaring for the draft.

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