Austin Rivers — son of Celtics head coach Doc Rivers – is heading for the NBA after just one season at Duke. And while it's a move that many expected for the 6-foot-4 guard, it's also the latest in what has become a major trend throughout college hoops.
One-and-done has become a common phrase thrown around in NCAA circles, as more and more players continue to play one season of college basketball before moving on to the Association.
John Calipari's Kentucky Wildcats benefited greatly from the obligation for players entering the NBA draft to have played one year of college basketball. In fact, Kentucky's championship season was built primarily on the one-and-done rule.
Other schools have tried to utilize that formula to increase their title hopes, and Duke is no exception. The major drawback, however, is the void left when a one-and-done player moves on.