San Diego State coach wants to eliminate one-and-done rule

San Diego State Aztecs head basketball coach Steve Fisher is not a fan of the one-and-done rule.

In a recent interview, Fisher expressed his thoughts on the rule. However, unlike some coaches who want players to be forced to stay in college for at least three years after high school like in the NBA, Fisher is all for giving athletes the opportunity to go pro as soon as they graduate from their high school.

Fisher said the following on the topic, via the San Diego Tribune:

“I’m not in favor of restrictions,” Fisher said. “I think people should have the opportunity of employment if it presents itself. Duke won the national championship with three freshmen who are going to be lottery picks. Duke will be good again.

“If a player wants to turn pro out of high school, he should be able to.

“Maybe it (one-and-done) takes something away from the college and player brand (agreed), but I don’t know how much it’s impacted the overall game. It’s a good game now.

“People complain about scoring, but modern technology has done more for defense than offense. There are no surprises anymore in game-planning basketball. I’m all for the (newly installed) 30-second clock, but while it may allow more possessions, I don’t know how much it will affect scoring. They tested it in the NIT, but it didn’t make as big a difference as I thought it might.

“But I am not in favor of restricting kids from opportunities to make a living.”

It will be interesting to see how these comments are accepted by recruits.

It is clear that Fisher has the best interest of the players in mind — at least that is the message he is trying to get across — so prospects will be more willing to join a team that has a coach they know will do what he can to make them succeed.

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