The NBA is reportedly set to backflip on its draft eligibility age in a move that would see high school standouts go straight into the league.
According to The Athletic,the NBA and the Player’s Association (NBPA) will move the age from 19 years of age to 18 as the two parties work together on a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA).
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The age was moved from 18 to 19 in 2005, forcing high schoolers to go through the college system, go into the G League or move abroad to play professional basketball.
Superstar LeBron James was one of the final players to make the immediate jump from high school to the NBA before the eligibility age was raised, as he was selected with the first overall pick of the 2003 Draft.
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