For the most part, there's no one his age on the team who can understand what he's going through. Bad elements: There are too many bad elements out there for an 18- or 19-year-old kid to become involved with.
It's one of the reasons that NBA players will pay for their friends from the old neighborhood to hang out with them.
If you’re considering the pros and cons of single sex and co-ed schools, you’ll certainly come across some strong feelings on both sides of the issue.
But remember: You have to decide what is best for you.
Some students simply prefer single-sex schools while others prefer co-ed schools. Many students at single sex schools point to the lack of opposite sex as an enormous advantage.
Time: Most people don't realize the amount of teaching these kids receive in the NBA before and after practice.
In college there are time restraints on how long a player can be in the gym.
In the pros there are no limitations, and these kids are practicing and playing with the best players in the world. The second contract: By going straight to the pros, players can get started in the salary-cap system right away.
The quicker you get to the league, the quicker you get out of your first contract -- which is automatic for first-rounders, based on draft position -- and into the second, big-money contract.
If a super-talented high school player goes to college, he's missing out on four years of being paid to learn how to play professional basketball. All about the cash: The point of college is to receive a better education to increase your ability to make more money.
The best high school players can bypass college and go straight to the money.