Jay Williams, Ryen Russillo debate NCAA basketball policy and rules changes | Get Up! | ESPN

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  • Published on:  Thursday, August 9, 2018
  • Jay Williams joins Get Up! and debates Ryen Russillo on the new changes that the NCAA recently made to allow players to have agents and go back to school after not being drafted. ✔ Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE✔ Subscribe to ESPN FC on YouTube: http://bit.ly/SUBSCRIBEtoESPNFC✔ Subscribe to NBA on ESPN on YouTube: http://bit.ly/SUBSCRIBEtoNBAonESPN✔ Watch ESPN on YouTube TV: http://es.pn/YouTubeTVESPN on Social Media:► Follow on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/espn► Like on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/espn► Follow on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/espnVisit ESPN on YouTube to get up-to-the-minute sports news coverage, scores, highlights and commentary for NFL, NHL, MLB, NBA, College Football, NCAA Basketball, soccer and more. More on ESPN.com: http://www.espn.com


  • TheKingJason3
    TheKingJason3  a years ago +8

    Lavar Ball pressured the NCAA the same way Trump is pressuring the NFL. By the way if you haven't watched "Ball in the Family" go watch it, it's really good.

  • Rashard Stallworth
    Rashard Stallworth  a years ago +21

    Ethnicity and economics is the whole reason why we even have this debate. You can be drafted interprofessional baseball why are you are in high school or while you're in college and you can decide that you want to stay in college because you don't like the team that drafted you or where you were drafted at. But if you it drafted into professional football or into the NBA while you're still in college you can no longer play college sports. Basketball and football are dominated by African American kids. That's the only reason why the rules are different. A kid can get paid to play the piano at a wedding and still have a scholarship to go to college for music but if that same kid get some money to play basketball or football he loses his eligibility to participate in college athletics. Why certain sports are dominated by one ethnic group and certain sports are dominated by another ethnic group. And it all comes down to ethnicity and economics.

  • Marcus H.
    Marcus H.  a years ago +6

    It just makes sense to pay the athletes. If you pay them then there’s an incentive for them to stay the full four years. Which means that they can get paid the entire as well as the college making money off of them. It’s a win win. The athlete gets paid and more experience and the college can sell more jerseys and tickets. Instead you get athletes who may not be ready for the pros but choose to go instead because they want the payday. Then their talent can be wasted by never being fully developed. It just doesn’t make sense imo.

  • Holly Wood
    Holly Wood  a years ago +4

    The issue is that the kids can't accept any money. They're not even allowed to accept a dinner!!! I agree that the school themselves should give them money, but the kids should be allowed to have an agent or receive gifts and dinners. As for being able to return or not being able to return to college after a draft, I think it should ONLY apply to players that were not drafted. If you're taken in the 1st or 2nd round, you can't return to a D. 1 NCAA school. Entering the draft and leaving college early is a risk. Most kids don't get drafted. Less than 2% of Division 1 NCAA players go onto the NBA and even less go on to have productive and long lasting careers. Another issue have with this new rule about elite players being allowed to have an agent is...what is the definition of "elite"? Who decides who is elite and not? That's a whole other mess the NCAA is about to get into....

    DEK TRAN  a years ago +3

    usa/nba basketball academies is my idea

  • Augustus Wetzel
    Augustus Wetzel  a years ago +2

    Kids in the MLB have been returning to college if they didn’t like the spot they were drafted in forever. No different for basketball

  • kyosukedeiknives
    kyosukedeiknives  a years ago +5

    I mean its stuipid cause any normal College student who doens't play sports can get a part-time job and make $$$ to pay for stuff... but an athlete is just screwed?

  • Rashard Stallworth
    Rashard Stallworth  a years ago +11

    There's a reason why they're not having this discussion about kids that are drafted in professional baseball but decide they don't like the team where they were drafted at so they stay in college. The kids who dominate baseball in this country look a little different than the kids who dominate basketball and football in this country that's why the rules are different

  • keef davis
    keef davis  a years ago

    All it's going to take is the next "ZionWilliams" to sign with JBA.
    Then NCAA & NBA will change the ru

  • Lorenzo Morgan Jr.

    Probably one of the best segments (I seen and listen to [to date]) from ESPN.

  • keef davis
    keef davis  a years ago

    Lavar Ball is making them do what's RIGHT.

  • Tiger Hoods
    Tiger Hoods  a years ago

    This is a jay Williams topic

  • Lorenzo Morgan Jr.
    Lorenzo Morgan Jr.  a years ago +2

    "Are players in high revenue sports (in college), are they or are they not employees of the university?" (That's a good darn question -- for clarification purposes!)

  • Rory Shipowick
    Rory Shipowick  2 months ago

    Thank God they put Ryen on this panel, someone who isn’t a complete pc hack

  • Chris Napolion
    Chris Napolion  4 months ago

    Hey you can start by making if you start by telling them if you dont pick up thee basketball within five seconds make it a delsy of game warning

  • SilverJustice
    SilverJustice  10 months ago

    I really enjoyed this week's episode of HBO's show Ballers. This recent episode has the crooked NCAA pulling their usual dirty tricks and shows how they the NCAA have the power to destroy players lives. This episode really highlights the corruption that is the NCAA bureaucracy. The NCAA is a crooked organization that needs to be completely reworked. Fix it or disband it.

  • CharlyKnowsBetterTV

    that one is fantastic

  • Julian Unsay
    Julian Unsay  a years ago


  • Geek-ish . com
    Geek-ish . com  11 months ago

    You shouldn’t lose your amateur status until you’ve been paid or bound yourself to an agreement to be paid. Why fight that.

  • T
    T  a years ago +10

    JBA will welcome ballers!! Lavar Ball has the new wave!!!!! BBB