Basketball Wiretap

NBA, NBPA Have Yet To Make Progress On Eliminating Age Limit For Draft

Dec 5, 2022 3:11 PM

The NBA and NBPA have yet to make progress on eliminating the age-limit rule as part of its next collective bargaining agreement.

The current rule states that players must be one year removed from high school graduation and turning 19 in the calendar year of the draft. 

There are significant hurdles that would need to be resolved in order to change the rule.

Adam Silver has gone on record preferring the rule be changed.

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Tags: High School, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

NBA To Allow Teams To Scout High School Players At Key Events

Dec 5, 2022 3:09 PM

The NBA will begin to allow teams to attend several key high school events featuring many of the best non-draft eligible players in America.

The NBA is responding to a desire that team front offices have long had to gain greater access to evaluate elite prospects prior to entering college.

Shaedon Sharpe, Mitchell Robinson and Darius Bazley are three players who sat out their season before being draft-eligible. 

Scouts want to evaluate these types of players earlier in their careers.

The three events that have now been certified for scouts to attend are the Tarkanian Classic in Las Vegas in mid-December; the Spalding HoopHall Classic in Springfield, Massachusetts in mid-January; and the Geico Nationals in Fort Myers, Florida in late March.

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Tags: High School, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

No. 1 Recruit D.J. Wagner Commits To Kentucky

Nov 14, 2022 4:24 PM

D.J. Wagner, the No. 1 recruit in the incoming class of 2023, has committed to Kentucky.

Wagner chose John Calipari and the Wildcats over Louisville.

Wagner is also the fourth No. 1 recruit to commit to the Wildcats under Calipari, following Shaedon Sharpe, Nerlens Noel and Anthony Davis.

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