Prolonged NCAA Investigations Of Top Recruits Could Eventually Lead To Independent Training Path To NBA Draft
Solomon Hill, senior forward for Arizona, can foresee high profile recruits who end up under prolonged NCAA investigations to hire an agent and trainer in preparation for the NBA Draft.
This path would be somewhat similar to Brandon Jennings' decision to play one year professionally in Italy.
"If you don't want to be investigated, just don't go to college," said Hill. "If you take money early, make the decision that you're not going to attend college and you're going to seek training. There's nothing bad with that decision."
Muhammad is expected top be a top-3 pick in the 2013 NBA Draft regardless of whether he plays his freshman season at UCLA.
Nerlens Noel, another expected top pick of 2013, was also the subject of an extended NCAA investigation.
"Why take classes? Go get a trainer," siad Hill. "You're going to be a top-five pick. Do what you love to do … I'm pretty sure there are a lot of guys out there that went to a program and took some type of benefits. You're telling him that he has to go to college and now you're going to sit him down because he did something? He is going to be a millionaire."