NBA Player Policy: The Multimillion Dollar Amateur

Posted by Tom Phelps on July-28-2009 Add Comments

In 2006, the NBA implemented a player policy that restricted high school players from entering the draft after their senior season. The rule states that a player’s class must be graduated for at least one season before they can declare and be drafted by the NBA.

However there is one loop hole to this rule, if a player turns 19 years old by the end of the year that the draft takes place, they may be eligible. Now I do not know for sure, but I am unable to find any example of a player applying for an appeal to try and go that route.

The NBA draft consist of two rounds, with the ...

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