College basketball's one-and-done does more harm than good.
While the rule is designed to protect teenagers from their own stupidity, it's ultimately an enormous waste of time. A few gen-eds at the University of Kentucky isn't going to inspire a more scholarly pursuit than basketball. We can stop lying to ourselves. Keeping NBA-ready players in college just takes a year of valuable earning potential away from the athlete. It's especially devastating because most of these guys are out of the league by their 28th birthday. And that's if they don't get injured first. How much money did Nerlens Noel lose by tearing his ACL against Florida? Potentially millions.