The new rule that was introduced in the NBA has been a center of controversy. It requires that a player who has just completed high school cannot be signed into the league directly. One has to spend one more year playing in an overseas league as a professional. Some people often spend too much time in the high school league thus losing the chance of getting in the draft which promotes them to the NBA championship. Some players have stayed for a long time and ruined their chance of being in the league where the game is very competitive.
Here are some players who stayed in the high school league for to long;
Joakim Noah plays for the New York Knicks as a center back. The player is known for wanting to be the main player in any big tournaments by stealing the show. Noah returned to his former high school team where he helped them qualify and win the NCAA Championship. He looked like the best pick in the top three picks in the NBA draft. His decision to return to the lower side was influenced by the college lifestyle which was fun for him. He was drafted by the Chicago Bulls a year later in a good deal. If he had signed earlier, he would have made more.
Jared averaged between 17.2Points and 10.5 rebounds during his time with the Ohio state in that season. The forward led his side to a crazy sweet sixteen NCAA victory. He was drafted in the top ten that summer, but he decided to return to college for another season. He was very influential as the side grabbed a championship. The season cost him majorly after suffering a back injury which put his career on rocky ground. If he had signed with the new team in the draft, he could have probably ended more successfully.
Duhon was successful when he played for the Duke Blue Devil. Despite coming off the bench for two seasons, he built a strong partnership with other players. The point guard proved vital to the team and earned a spot in the first five. He also made it as a first-round draft pick. Despite the increase in his role, the draft stock did not increase for him and ended up sticking in the college league for four seasons.
James Michael McAdoo
James was a high prospect of joining the NBA draft after a prolific role in the North Carolina. He was a vital part of the team despite playing from the bench in most matches. Many saw him as a close pick to the draft just like many of his teammates had done in the past. Unfortunately, he was snubbed in the pick which forced him to spend two more years in the college league.
Taj was drafted by The Chicago Bulls when he was aged 24 years. The first time when he was drafted he was only 21 and his draft stock was very high. He spent two years at the USC. He probably stuck on the college side for too long, and his game did not develop as many anticipated. He lost two more years in the lower side before being called back for the draft. He could have earned more if he signed up early.
When he played as a guard for the sophomore at Ohio State, Michael had improved ion his shooting weakness. He looked like an obvious first pick in the 2000 draft. He ignored the draft and spent one more year in college. Things did not work out quite as the expected. His shooting went down from an average of 43.6% to 31.5%.