As I reported during the UCLA-DePaul game, sources have told me that two of America's premier high school stars are going to go to the NBA next season.
Eddy Curry and Tyson Chandler are planning to go to the NBA draft, where they are both expected to go in the top 10. Both big men have bright futures.
I am disappointed by the news, but I understand it. The megadollars are there -- and with a stroke of the pen, an athlete can take care of his family for years to come.
I wish that some athletes would take the opportunity to borrow $20,000 a year against their future earnings and then go to college.
I proposed in my book "Campus Chaos" that $50,000 should be made available for potential first-round picks, an insurance policy in effect. That money could be paid back down the line when the player finally goes to the NBA.
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