@Bosthawk I have real mixed feelings about calling out parents as good or bad based on whether their kids go to school, or go pro. If you wanted to substitute the phrase “non-delusional parents” for " good parents", then I could certainly feel more at ease. I’m sure they’ve been told for years their son was a lock for the NBA, so they would naturally feel the problem with Q’s game last year was he wasn’t handling the ball, running the offense, which was a big change for him. Which is why Q said we hadn’t seen 50% of his game. The NBA combine is currently blowing up their hopes and dreams because it is exposing it wasn’t the system he was in that made him play so poorly. Big dreams die hard, and I’m not going to fault Q or his parents for not seeing this as clearly as those of us who aren’t nearly as emotionally invested in the situation.
As for not valuing the college bb experience, I blame the whole system for that. How many Top 10 recruits are coming back for their 2nd year of college? Not very many. The NBA, and the allure of huge money has cheapened the whole college experience. You have a guy like Wayne Selden, who wasn’t even drafted, who made 1.5 million last year. If Wayne is retained by the Bulls next year, he will have made 4.7 million dollars in his first 3 years. If we amortize that over a 30 year period, he would average $157,000 a year. I am sure there are lots of KU grads who wouldn’t mind that.