Cornell, as you know, is an Ivy League school. These kids are students who play basketball on the side.
Guess what? That is what college sports are supposed to be. Outside of football and basketball, that's what college sports really are.
College hoops should not be a farm system for the NBA—I'm rooting for the kids who "will go pro in something other than sports" over the "one-and-dones" any day of the week.
Hearing one of college basketball's all-time cheerleaders, Dickie V, just casually saying things like, "Mr. Wall won't have to deal with that type of defense next year in the NBA" is just plain sad.
Kids like John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins do not belong in college—they belong in the D-League.