Going to play professionally in Europe for a year or two certainly strikes me as a superior option for a talented 18 year-old American basketball player than going to play for a fake-amateur team affiliated with an American college or university. Indeed, it seems like something of a no-brainer. And maybe if more people did it, the NCAA would start feeling pressure to erode the cartel's rules against compensating athletes for the work they do on behalf of the college.

Or who knows, maybe some colleges might even decide that managing for-profit sports franchises is an odd side-business for institutions of higher education to be running.

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