Perhaps it's time to rethink college basketball, beginning with the designation, college basketball.
Think about it. We contrived kindergarten decades ago to basically supplant parents and extended families who once taught their children the basic common knowledge to prepare them for school. That worked so wonderfully well, "Pre-K" was devised in order to lessen parental influence and responsibility even further.
So why not label college basketball something more down-to-earth, more practical and move the pretense there's anything remotely collegiate about basketball and call it what it is, Pre-Pro.
This year the Kentucky Wildcats will lose their top seven scorers (most of them underclassmen) to the NBA draft, a routine event for a "feeder" school environment often described as "one-and-done" (meaning one year at UK for the "student" before entering the NBA). These boys will go on to multi-million dollar contracts in sports and advertising and presumably academia the furthest thing from the cash-register (ca-ching) minds of the students or the school whence they came.