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Thursday, November 11, 2004

Mark Schlabach's math

doesn't add up. Think back to high school algebra.

More and more, college basketball players are staying in school -- and they're being rewarded. In June's NBA draft, only 12 college players who hadn't exhausted their eligibility were among the 59 players selected, and teams drafted nearly twice as many college seniors as underclassmen. In 2003, only 11 college underclassmen were drafted, and twice as many seniors were selected. That's a big change from three years ago, when 24 college underclassmen were among the 57 players taken in the 2001 NBA draft.

Eight of the top 19 picks in June’s NBA draft were high school players. Schlabach missed the forest for the trees.