A day after being selected to lead college athletics’ governing body, starting no later than Nov. 1, Mark Emmert walked through a handful of issues with USA TODAY — including one that will resurface with the NBA draft in June. Kentucky’s John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins, Kansas’ Xavier Henry and Georgia Tech’s Derrick Favors, among others, have entered their names after a single season of college basketball, a one-and-done phenomenon that troubles Emmert.
“I think it creates difficult problems inside universities when we’re trying to promote an emphasis on (players being) students as well as athletes,” he said Wednesday. “It certainly creates a challenge for individual programs.”
At some point, he said, he’ll take up the issue with Stern, the NBA’s commissioner, just as the late Myles Brand did during his tenure as NCAA president