Current NBA rules require players to be 19 and to wait one year after high school graduation before entering the league. For the vast majority, this means going to college for a season. A few, such as Brandon Jennings, have opted to play professionally overseas for a year instead.
NBA commissioner Adam Silver has mentioned the possibility of increasing the age requirement to 20 in the next collective bargaining agreement. Some college coaches, with Louisville's Rick Pitino being the latest, have advocated a shift the other way: Allowing high school players to jump directly to the NBA, the way Kobe Bryant and Kevin Garnett did. We tackle this topic on "The Rundown," a collaboration between TYT Sports and ThePostGame: