The NCAA rules are bogus

By Kyle Dugan ‘21

Top high school prospects only have one choice to go to after high school, college. There main goal is to go to the professionals in their certain sport. Yet, the NCAA makes it harder for growing adults to grow their brand.

Many people are starting to come out against the NCAA for this rule. Ben Simmons, Philadelphia 76ers player and former LSU star basketball player, states, “Everybody’s making money except the players. We’re the ones waking up early as hell to be the best teams and do everything they want us to do and then the players get nothing.”

Even due to this rule, many people have lost their college eligibility, such as former UCF Kicker Donald De La Haye over his YouTube channel. He said, “All I wanted was to keep inspiring and motivating others through my content. Didn’t know it would cost me my education.”

Lavar Ball, father of Lonzo Ball (Professional NBA Player) LiAngelo Ball (used to play for UCLA now plays for a professional team in Lithuania) and LaMelo Ball (16-year-old basketball player who also plays for the same team as his brother Liangelo) has decided to make a company to replace the NCAA. It will have high school prospects for basketball to play in a league where you get paid $10,000 a month (if you are a top prospect) and $3,000 (if you are a low prospect).

“This is giving guys a chance to get a jump-start on their career, to be seen by pro scouts, and we’re going to pay them because someone has to pay these kids,” Ball said to Bleacher Report.

The NCAA are using kids to make money off of them. They televise their play and show the best teams in the country, yet they never show what they do in practice. College practice is one of the hardest things you could ever do. Knowing that if you are having a bad day and the person who is playing the same position as you is having a good day, you might never be able to play a college game ever again.

Not only does the NCAA use young adults, but the colleges that these star athletes go to use them as well. The money gets sent to these colleges, but the players never receive a paycheck while playing college sports.

This isn’t fair for not only the students, but for the families who struggle with money. Yes, free college is good, but if they want to be big in this world, they have to grow their name or brand. The NCAA needs to fix this rule or they might not be a company anymore.