The expression “one and done” first arrived on the college basketballscene in the mid-2000s when the National Basketball Association(NBA) began prohibiting high school seniors from entering the NBAdraft right after graduation.

Since the league required new athletes to be 19 years of age orplay one year of college or international basketball before turningpro, most student athletes opted to play a single year of collegeball before entering the draft. 

As Adam Silver, the NBA Commissioner recently said, the “one anddone” era may be coming to a close because the current system isunsustainable. The attempt to protect professional basketball fromunprepared players has led to an influx of illegal, corporatedollars flowing into college sports and other negativerepercussions.   

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