Boom Or Bust Part 2: Looking At The NBA Draft Since The One-And-Done Rule

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May 20, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) looks for an open teammate during the second half of game two of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The Miami Heat beat the Indiana Pacers 87 to 83. Mandatory Credit: Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports

Earlier we took a look at the one-and-done players, the ones who, thanks to the new rules implemented in 2005, were forced to attend at least one year of college before they could enter the NBA Draft.

In the first part of this series, we saw how many players have elevated themselves into superstar status, how many have been contributors and how many were complete busts. Now, to contrast, we’ll look at the rest of the draftees; the ones who stayed in school at least two years and beyond.

Just like with the one-and-done players, the others who were drafted have several tiers. There are those that have gone on to be superstars, some are just sort of there and contributing where they can and some are complete busts. It’s the nature of the NBA. Not everybody is going to make it.

Again, this is more of an informational tool for the reader. The talk about one-and-done players and how they should/shouldn’t be allowed to enter the NBA Draft straight out of high school is a debate that may never die, but it’s one worth looking into more in depth.

Here’s part one of the series looking at the freshmen entering the draft. Now, we’ll look at the sophomores, juniors and seniors.

But first, let’s take a look back at the high school draft prospects. 

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