Kobe Bryant. Kevin Garnett. LeBron James. All three are great players, among the greatest in basketball betting anywhere in the world. And all three never had the opportunity to play in an NCAA odds tournament. Back in the day the jump straight from high school to the NBA was the route most pursued by the most promising basketball players in this country.
But with a recent rule change that forces high school players to wait a year after graduation before becoming eligible for the NBA no makes the jump straight to the pros anymore and basketball betting at the college level is much the richer for it.
The NBA has also benefitted by the move with more polished players entering the league and there is little doubt that the NCAA odds fans are please with this development.
Players like the Oklahoma City Thunder’s Kevin Durant and the Miami Heat’s Michael Beasley have made huge impact at their respective universities in recent years (Texas and Kansas State) and mad the basketball betting at the Big Dance infinitely more interesting.
And these are just two of the many examples that have only spent one year on campus but greatly improved their teams while there and added a great deal of talent and excitement to the NCAA odds tournament.
There has been talk for several years of changing the mandatory wait to enter the Draft from one year to two years. And that would make the tournament even better ensuring that NBA lottery caliber talent would play an even bigger role in March Madness.
But for now fans can take solace in the fact that these supremely talented players are a part of the action for at least one and that’s better than the previous system where many didn’t even participate at all.