Melick: NBA needs to end foolish age restriction

It wasn’t just Alabama and Auburn that got shut out of Thursday’s NBA Draft.
How about the entire Southeastern Conference? Thursday marked only the fourth time in the past 25 years that the SEC has been completely left out of the first round of the NBA Draft.
That recruiting PR disaster comes on the heels of an NBA Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and Orlando Magic in which neither team had a player on its roster from an SEC school.

al.com
6/27/09