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NCAA extends the deadline for players to withdraw from the NBA Draft 2020

With the NBA Draft 2020 almost certainly going to take place later than expected, the administration of the NCAA student basketball tournament recently decided to postpone the deadline for the players to sign up for the NBA Draft 2020 if they want to return to NCAA to compete next season.

Before that, if you still want to play in the NCAA next season, the student players need to withdraw from the NBA Draft 2020 before June 3 this year. However, the 2019-2020 NBA season is delayed because the pandemic is likely to cause the NBA Draft 2020 to take place later.

So, the NCAA will also create conditions for players to withdraw later. They still want to go back to NCAA. The new deadline for players to withdraw their files has not yet been set by the NCAA management.

The decision was made by the NCAA after the NBA recently announced it would have to postpone the time for this year’s Draft Combine. Earlier, the deadline for NCAA players to withdraw their profile to participate in the NBA Draft 2020 is 10 days after the Draft Combine takes place.

The players can then make decisions about the future

NCAA wants to enable young players to be tested and evaluated by NBA teams at the Draft Combine to better understand their capabilities.

Vice President Gavitt also said the NCAA will set a new deadline for players to withdraw when the NBA has specific plans for this year’s Draft. The NCAA will also work with the NBA to create the best conditions for the players in making important decisions about their future.

It is very common for students to apply for the NBA Draft and then withdraw their records to return to NCAA. When submitting an application to participate in the NBA Draft, players will have the opportunity to be evaluated by the top NBA experts.

Thanks to these assessments, young players will probably have a clearer direction for the future. Players who feel they are not ready with the NBA can completely withdraw their records to return to NCAA.

According to the NBA board’s announcement, 163 players who used to compete at NCAA signed up for this year’s Draft. According to the original plan, the 2020 NBA Draft will take place on May 26 this year but it will likely take place later due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Why is the number 69 banned in the NBA and NCAA? (Part 2)

Many have compared NCAA’s shirt selection rules (student-level basketball tournament system in the US) to explain this. NCAA players must not use 6, 7, 8 and 9 tail numbers in dozens. This is a rule that college basketball players in America have to follow for many years.

Unwritten Law

In contrast to the NBA, the NCAA has specific rules regarding the use of jerseys.

Specifically, the numbers that are counted as valid include 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 00, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 30 , 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54 and 55. In addition, a team is not allowed to own the same number of shirts 0 and 00.

This makes the numbers from 6 to 9, 16 to 19, 26 to 29, 36 to 39, 46 to 49 and greater than 55 never appear in the NCAA. According to the New York Times, the NCAA has adhered to this number selection principle since the 1960s.

This partly explains that the number of shirts 69 has never appeared in NBA history. Professional basketball players usually keep the number of shirts they chose when they were young. There are very few cases of changing the shirt number. Having to adhere to the shirt selection rules from the NCAA level seems to impact the NBA.

According to the Los Angeles Times, there are very few NBA players who choose a number of shirts with a number between 6 and 9. Although the NBA is not too strict and players are chosen from 0 to 99.

The explanation

Another explanation is that the number of shirts involved in the referee’s hand operation when blaming the player. NBA rules in particular and basketball in general require that the referees must use both hands to announce the offender’s shirt number. The use of players with a tail number of 6, 7, 8 and 9 in the dozens will make it difficult for the referee team to report an error.

This explanation is less convincing when many NBA players are using the number of shirts including 6, 7, 8 and 9 in dozens. Even 2 players Jae Crowder and Tacko Fall used the number 99.

From the above explanations, the number of why the number 69 does not appear in the NBA is still a big mystery. Although the number 69 has never appeared on NBA courts, it has always attracted fans’ curiosity and curiosity.

Why is the number 69 banned in the NBA and NCAA? (Part 1)

The number 69 has never appeared on the back of any player in the history of the American Professional Basketball League (NBA).

Throughout the history of more than 70 years, NBA has been through generations of players, but no one wears the number 69 shirt. Many rumors are woven when talking about the number 69 from feng shui elements, unlucky to sensitive meaning.

The NBA has never confirmed or issued a law banning players from choosing a number 69. However, the tournament once prevented a player from choosing the number 69. That person is basketball legend Dennis Rodman.

The jersey number 69 is rejected by the NBA and NCAA

In his final NBA season, Rodman decided to join the Dallas Mavericks. The 6-time NBA champion initially chose the number 69. Even Mavericks president Mark Cuban had some of Rodman’s 69-printed shirts on and kept until today.

Dennis Rodman has an average of 14.3 rebounds after 12 games in the last NBA season.

Rodman was then not allowed to wear the number 69. NBA president David Stern then refused to let the number 69 appear for the first time in history. “The NBA rejected the number 69. Rodman decided to choose the number 70. 69 + 1,” added journalist Marc Stein of the New York Times.

The late President David Stern is the great president of the NBA with many reforms and great contributions to making the tournament popular worldwide. He once stopped Chris Paul from joining the Los Angeles Lakers, despite the deal being completed.

The reason given by David Stern was “related to basketball.” At that time the Lakers were very strong under the guidance of the late Kobe Bryant and Chris Paul’s joining will make the tournament unbalanced.

If David Stern had a reason for stopping Chris Paul from joining the Lakers, then the refusal to let Rodman use the number 69 was not clear. The NBA or David Stern have never explained why Rodman was not allowed to use the number 69 in the last season of his career.

Not Zion Williamson, this student earns the most money in NCAA

Zion Williamson is attracting a lot of attention in the NCAA arena. there is However, there is an opinion that another student player is making more money than Zion Williamson.

Zion Williamson is a unique phenomenon in the NCAA arena. This is expected by many teams to spread in the NBA. With this reputation, many people believe that he is the student who earns the most money in NCAA. But no, it was recently suggested that Ja Morant made the most money.

Ja Morant is the lone superstar of Murray State University that has just made the online community explode with a performance of triple-double triple-points, 16 assists and 11 rebounds recently at NCAA. Many scouts have rated this young player highly, even reaching the Top 3.

About Ja Morant

Ja Morant is a player model with a very diverse and flexible skill set. He scored 8 triple-double phases in his NCAA season. Fans often compare Ja Morant with “triple-double saint” Russell Westbrook. However, many experts say the Murray State superstar has absolutely a basis to overcome Russell Westbrook in the future, especially in the throw and tactical vision.

“To be honest, his personality and physique always reminded him of Russell Westbrook. Ja Morant always wanted to put the basket on the head of others. Besides, he wants to attack the basket strongly and easily get triple or double kicks. However, he’s also a very good passer, even better than Westbrook. The ball is very technical and intelligent”, another scouts said of this talent.

Currently, Ja Morant is ranked 6th in the NCAA in terms of scoring ability with an average of 24.6 points per game and ranks first in the assists index with 10 assists per game.