Frank Kaminsky is one of the most famous college basketball players in recent memory, having led Wisconsin to the 2014-15 national championship game and being voted unanimous national player of the year. And he loathes the organization that operates the sport.
“I despise the NCAA,” he said on the Pardon My Take podcast. “The NCAA knows that if you’re a good player, you’re playing for your future and they take advantage of that.”
Frank Kaminsky – not a fan of the NCAA pic.twitter.com/C1CT8RSsvj
— Pardon My Take (@PardonMyTake) February 26, 2018
Kaminsky’s comments are likely in response to the recent Yahoo! Sports report detailing a series of potential violations of the NCAA’s amateurism rules; the report claims several prominent Division I players received money from former NBA agent Andy Miller and his associates at his agency, ASM Sports.
Some have questioned the NCAA’s intentions for years, insisting student-athletes should be paid commensurate to the revenue the NCAA and its universities profit off of televised sporting events . The NCAA Tournament, which is set to begin next month, is a huge money-maker.
It was on that stage that Kaminsky flashed his talent and padded his resume for the 2015 NBA Draft. He was selected by the Charlotte Hornets with the ninth overall pick and soon signed a four-year, $11.8 million contract. Based on his comments, though, Kaminsky probably thinks players should start getting paid before they enter the professional ranks.
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