Steve Kerr Thinks The NCAA Should Allow Undrafted Players to Return to NCAA

Steve Kerr has a radical idea for changing the draft system.

Brett Davis
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In the wake of ESPN's reporting that Arizona head coach Sean Miller allegedly discussed a $100,000 payment to top prospect DeAndre Ayton—reporting which, we should note, has not at this point been verified—everyone is talking about the broken NBA Draft system. The NBA is even considering some pretty radical changes, and it looks like the one-and-done rule will soon be a thing of the past.

Steve Kerr, who spent his college years at Arizona, shared an interesting perspective Monday. He thinks if a player goes undrafted, the prospect should be permitted to return to school.

"One of the things the NCAA needs to look at is, if a kid signs with an agent and he doesn't get drafted, welcome him back," Kerr told reporters on Monday, according to ESPN. "Why not? What's the harm? We talk about amateurism and all this stuff, but if you're truly trying to do what's right for the kid, and the kid declares for the draft and doesn't get drafted, you know what? Welcome him back. Do something good for the kids."

Kerr called the current system a "ruse."

"Let's do what's best for the kid and give them some options and work together between the NBA and NCAA to find the right system," the Warriors' head coach said. "I think it's entirely doable if people just open their eyes."

Kerr also commented on the NBA's proposed change to the one-and-done system, which reportedly would involve more extensive utilization of the G League.

"I think it's great," Kerr said. "I think there's lots of things that I think the league and the NCAA can collaborate on...The fact that the [G] League is getting stronger and stronger, we should provide that as an option for high school kids who maybe don't want to go to college."

The Warriors are currently second in the West behind the Rockets. They host the Brooklyn Nets Tuesday.

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