One-and-done rule has removed 'dynasty' label


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For those not counting at home, 41 days remain until Selection Sunday. We’re 42 days until the inevitable recruitment of Phil from Accounts Receivable for the yearly office pool.

This March it won’t matter if ol’ Phil is an expert on the Big Dance or counts a random viewing of the second half of a televised Hofstra game as the closest he’s come to setting foot on a basketball court.

His chances, like yours and mine, are as good as anyone’s.

The one-and-done rule incorporated by the NBA in 2005 requires an athlete be 19 years old and a full year removed from high school to be eligible for the NBA Draft.

Agree with it or not, it’s been the powerful excavation equipment used to remove all mountains from the NCAA landscape. The days of the dynasty programs are over. No more Rupp’s Wildcats, Wooden’s Bruins, Knight’s Hoosiers or Krzyzewski’s Blue Devils.

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