This season the number 1 overall team going into the NCAA Tournament was the University of Kentucky. Normally, you would not think anything of this, but if you take a closer look at their roster, some pretty alarming statistics jump out at you. Kentucky's starting five consist of 3 freshman, and 2 sophomores, and their 6th man is also a freshman.
|Kentucky's Four Freshman "Studs"|
Take a step back for a second, and put yourself in the shoes of one of these players. It is a Wednesday morning, and you are sitting in Intro to Psychology (only because you are forced to go to class due to eligibility rules). While the teacher is lecturing on Developmental Psychology, you are sitting in your chair daydreaming about how in about 3 months you are going to be signing a multi million dollar contract with an NBA team.
Now go back to your normal self. Do you really think that 18 and 19 year old students who have no intention of graduating are really going to put forth a lot of effort in doing well in their classes?