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11-24-2003, 07:32 PM
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Originally Posted by stanley
On the contrary...

Future NBA players, with a few exceptions, spend a few years in college finishing their skills. No college basketball player can have his rights selected (i.e., drafted) without first relinquishing his college eligibility. An 18-year-old, college-bound hockey player can have his rights selected by an NHL team and still maintain his eligibility as long as he doesn't sign a contract. In fact, he can just hang out for two years and become a free agent (as far as I'm aware he still can), but that's a different story.
I'm talking about rookies not eligibility.

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