I sit unusual?? We're talking about it because of Next Stars, but are their kids that do this every year?
What is the thinking behind it?
Are these kids that would struggle academically at college?
Are they looking for valid alternative pathways to the NBA, or they just trying to maximise their career earnings??
If you knew that you were never going to make it to the NBA and that $1M payday, and that your best hope was bumming around the other leagues of the world until your 30's, then it would make sense not to waste 4 years playing for free in college.
Different I guess if you were academically strong, and could turn that free eduction into a valuable degree and therefore a career. But struggling through a degree in American Literature, with 2.01 GPA probably not worth it.