David Stern Wants to Raise the NBA’s Age Limit By a Year to 20

by April 04, 2012

NBA Commissioner David Stern is once again pushing for the League to raise its age limit from 19 to 20, but he knows it won’t be an easy sell. From Reuters: “The NBA currently mandates players must be 19 years old during the calendar year of the draft and at least one year removed from the graduation of their high school class. Stern pointed out that the so-called ‘one-and-done’ rule was an NBA-driven improvement from the days when high school standouts were drafted directly into the NBA, and that he would like to see the requirement taken further. ‘We have a committee that we’ve agreed to with the Players’ Association. We will be looking at the entire situation and probably with the (National Collegiate Athletic Association) input as well,’ Stern said. ‘We would love to add a year, but it’s not something that the Players Association has been willing to agree to.'”