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If Big Men are Slow to Develop, Then Why Not Develop in College?

Published by on June 14, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

There was a recent article on the issue with the "one and done" rule as it is being coined. Basically the rule that states a player must be 19 years old, on year removed from their graduating high school class, or in most cases a player who goes to college for just one year and then declares for the draft.

On one of the comments it stated that Hakeem Olajuwon stated that "big men are slower to develop." So if this theory holds true then why do big men stay a year or in some cases before the rule took place declared out of high school?

Wouldn't it make more sense to stay in college and develop their game? The answer is of course it would.

First of all here's a list of recent players who were drafted either...

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