UPDATE: Apprently this was a bit overstated in earlier reports. Apparently the owners are prepared to go after it but the Player’s Associate will need to be convinced. Also the current age limit still holds unto 2010-11 so this may have been much ado about nothing.
The NBA and NCAA have apparently hammered out a new 20 year-old age limit in an effort to keep players in college for two years curbing the rash of “one and done” players. Given my love for the college game I think this is a great move and I also think two years is the right number.
And for everyone who wants to say how nice it would have been to have this rule in effect last year so UNC could have kept Brandan Wright may I remind you it would also mean Texas would still have Kevin Durant and Ohio State would have Greg Oden, Mike Conley and Daequan Cook. UNC actually made out the best of all the teams that saw NBA defections and if they can minimize those defections this season it will be the case again.