Last Month, the High School Gym. This Month, the College Arena.
Colleges have more sophisticated Kovid-19 protocols than high schools, so they are safe spaces for players.
Many players are enrolling early with an eye toward a pro career.
A 6-7 forward from Queens, Durugarden spent a fall semester at Putnam Science Academy in Connecticut before enrolling early in Missouri. He will raid this season.
“My goal has always been to make the NBA as soon as possible,” he said, “and although I will remodel the rest of the season, I felt that getting there as soon as possible would help me develop my game , “Reform, be strong and fast with all the great resources they have.” “
Like Memphis’s Nesbitt and Rutgers Jones, Durugarden will have a head start on recruits or transfers who will join the next Missouri event. Some college coaches are clearly encouraging players to enroll early to gain an edge over competitors.
“Because the year in college doesn’t affect their NCAA clock, you can easily celebrate, and I don’t want to say pressure, kids,” said Brewster Academy coach Jason Smith. “I had one of my players told by a college coach,” ‘When the music stops, you want to make sure that you have a chair. ‘And I told my assistant:’ He is at Brewster Academy. I think he has a chair. ”
Next season the rosters will be crowded, with some teams bringing in more than 13 players who will return based on how many seniors. Jones will return to play at Rutgers with the players. It is possible that the entire roster may return. In Memphis, Nesbitt will look to defeat older players for game time.
Some believe that there will be more transfers from teams within the competition.
“Next year I’m seeing a huge change in terms of transfers,” Syracuse coach Jim Boehm said. “The fourth or fifth man can now leave because he is not getting enough shots. You are going to be admitted all year long, people are going all summer and are thinking about leaving. “