The effect of one-and-done players on Division I men’s college basketball programs Public Deposited

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  • March 22, 2019
  • Fanney, S. Brandon
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Exercise and Sport Science
  • In 2006, the NBA instituted a rule that required players to be one year removed from high school before they were eligible to enter the NBA draft. As a result, many of the nation's top high school basketball players decided to play NCAA Division I college basketball for one season, until they could enter the draft. These players became known as one-and-dones and this study was created to determine their impact on college basketball. Their impact was measured with five variables: winning percentage, NCAA tournament games, attendance, merchandise sales, and roster turnover. Of the five variables only NCAA tournament games was found to be significantly different with a one-and-done player. However, because of the popularity and importance of the NCAA tournament, it can be concluded that one-and-done players have had a significant effect on Division I Men's College Basketball Programs.
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  • Osborne, Barbara
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