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Cardinals News · Should High School Basketball Players Be Able to Declare for the NBA Draft? – Presented by VNN


lebron-dunkAs Americans, we tend to fall in love with our rising stars who are breaking out on the national stage at a young age.  At 18, all eyes were on Patrick Kane as he started his professional hockey career with the Chicago Blackhawks. Nobody blinked twice when MLB’s Bryce Harper was selected to the National League All-Star team at 19.  Likewise, there were no calls for the U.S. Men’s National Team to pump the brakes on budding soccer star Christian Pulisic when he scored his first goal for the Stars & Stripes at the young age of 17.

Yet, in basketball, most of the top high school talent is required to follow the controversial “one & done” trend. As the rule goes, an athlete needs to be at least 19 years old to be eligible for the NBA Draft, forcing all hopeful pros into at least one year in college or a European League. The policy, instituted in the NBA CBA in 2005, was aimed at yielding more developed and matured players as draft options, instead of seeing teams draft solely on raw talent and potential, and stashing those prospects away on their bench.

 

Over the last decade, this rule has been a nonstop point of discussion and debate. Many appreciate the importance this rule places on attending higher education, and further developing professional skills. In addition, many college programs can benefit from knowing that the prospects they are recruiting will indeed commit to a school, rather than decide to forgo college altogether. Conversely, however, many have questioned whether forcing the likes of Andrew Wiggins, Ben Simmons and Anthony Davis to go to college for a year is really thmaxresdefaulte right path for top-level talent. The careers of Tracy McGrady, Kevin Garnett, Kobe Bryant, and LeBron James might say no. In addition, the one-and-done phenomenon sees many top players in and out of a college faster than you can say “Karl-Anthony Towns,” rendering a college game that is often focused more on individual showcases and annual ‘big names,’ rather than cheering for programs that see players develop over 3 or 4 years. This controversy is especially relevant, as current NBA Commissioner Adam Silver recently stated at the beginning of this year’s NBA Finals that “We all agreed we need to make a change . . . It’s one of those issues we need to come together and study. … My sense is, It’s not working for anyone.” (read more on Silver’s statement) Such a change could be to do away with the rule altogether, or amend it to have caveats, such as requiring those who choose to go to college to stay at least 2 years or those who choose to turn professional out of high school to spend a year in the G-League.

So, what do you think? Should the NBA change their age requirement and allow basketball players to turn professional fresh out of high school?

Should the NBA Allow High School Athletes to Declare for the Draft?

Yes! High Schoolers should be able to be drafted.
No. High Schoolers should be required to go to college first before playing in the NBA

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Cardinals News · Event Recap: Week of May 20 – May 26


Saturday, May 20th

No event results

Sunday, May 21st

No event results

Monday, May 22nd

Boys Varsity Golf
State @ Independence Country Club
N/A

Tuesday, May 23rd

No event results

Wednesday, May 24th

No event results

Thursday, May 25th

Girls Varsity Softball
@ Kshsaa
N/A

Friday, May 26th

No event results

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Cardinals News · All Teams Schedule: Week of May 22 – May 28


Here’s a preview of this week’s events for Cheney High School, May 22 – May 28

MONDAY

May 22, 2017

TBA Boys Varsity Golf
State @ Independence Country Club
SCHEDULE

TUESDAY

May 23, 2017

No events happening

WEDNESDAY

May 24, 2017

No events happening

THURSDAY

May 25, 2017

7:00 PM Girls Varsity Softball
@ Kshsaa
SCHEDULE

FRIDAY

May 26, 2017

No events happening

SATURDAY

May 27, 2017

No events happening

SUNDAY

May 28, 2017

No events happening

Notes

Nothing more to add at this time. Make it the best week ever!


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Cardinals News · Event Recap: Week of May 13 – May 19


Saturday, May 13th

No event results

Sunday, May 14th

No event results

Monday, May 15th

Boys Varsity Golf
Regional @ Eureka Country Club
N/A SUMMARY
Boys Varsity Baseball
vs. Douglass High School
W 15 – 0 SUMMARY

Tuesday, May 16th

Girls Varsity Softball
vs. Wichita Independent High School
W 11 – 1 SUMMARY
Girls Varsity Softball
vs. Douglass High School
W 1 – 0 SUMMARY

Wednesday, May 17th

No event results

Thursday, May 18th

Boys Varsity Baseball
@ Kshsaa
N/A

Friday, May 19th

No event results

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Girls Junior Varsity Softball, Girls Varsity Softball · Cheney Softball is Headed to State!


On behalf of the Lady Cards Softball team we would like to say “Thank You So Much!” for the great fan support at our regional tourney. What a wonderful sight to have our stands full at the new park. We are so lucky to be a part of such a devoted community! Thank You!!!!  – Coach Johnson

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

6:00 PM

Douglass High School
AWAY
0
Cheney High School
HOME
1

Game Recap

Cheney wins a pitcher’s battle in a 1-0 game against the Bulldogs. Emily Monson gives up only two hits and the defense shut the door on all threats put up by Douglass. Kirstin Campbell had two double play strike out pick offs at first base. Macy Wallace scores the only run on a fielder’s choice by Skylar Marsh.

Cheney Hitting:
K. Jones 2B
M. Wallace 1B

Cheney Pitching:
E. Monson (W) 1 BB, 2 Ks

Douglass Pitching:
L. Sanborn (L) 0 BBs, 10 Ks

Box Scores

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
R
H
E
Douglass
2
2
Cheney
1
1
2
1

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Girls Junior Varsity Softball, Girls Varsity Softball · Cheney High School Varsity Softball beat Wichita Independent High School 11-1


Tuesday, May 16, 2017

3:00 PM

Wichita Independent High School
AWAY
1

Cheney High School
HOME
11

Game Recap

Cheney’s defense was perfect in a 10 run-rule game in the 5th inning. Emily Monson throws a 2-hitter and contributes with two in-the-park home runs. Kalie Jones and Amy Akler each had multiple hits with two and three hits respectively. This win puts Cheney in the Regional championship game.

Cheney Hitting:
K. Jones 3B, 3B, 2 RBIs
E. Monson HR, HR, 3 RBIs
A. Akler 3B, 1B, 3 RBIs
T. Lonker 2B, 1B

Cheney Pitching:
E. Monson (W) 1 BB, 2 Ks

Independent Pitching:
Boline (L) 1 BB, 4 Ks

Box Scores

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
R
H
E
Wichita Independent
1

1

2

5

Cheney
1

4

2

3

1

11

11


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Boys Junior Varsity Baseball, Boys Varsity Baseball · Cheney Baseball beat Douglass 15-0


Monday, May 15, 2017

5:00 PM

Douglass High School
AWAY
0
Cheney High School
HOME
15

Game Recap

Cheney opened postseason play with a first round Regional victory over the visiting Douglass Bulldogs, 15-0. Cheney struck first with a huge first inning, highlighted by Micah Grover’s two home runs. The first came with Corbin Meireis aboard and no outs, while the second home run was a two out grand slam to left. The Cardinals continued to score in the second inning when Trent Scheer laced a shot to center the went under the diving fielder and rolled to the warning track for a three run inside the park home run. Hunter Adolph worked quickly on the mound, using 29 pitches to get the win. Cheney will face Halstead on Thursday at Douglass in the 4:00 Semifinal game.

Box Scores

Douglass
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
R
0
H
2
E
4
Cheney
1
10
2
4
3
1
4
5
6
7
R
15
H
13
E
0

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Cardinals News · All Teams Schedule: Week of May 15 – May 21


Here’s a preview of this week’s events for Cheney High School, May 15 – May 21

MONDAY

May 15, 2017

9:30 AM Boys Varsity Golf
Regional @ Eureka Country Club
SCHEDULE
5:00 PM Boys Varsity Baseball
vs. Douglass High School
SCHEDULE

TUESDAY

May 16, 2017

3:00 PM Girls Varsity Softball
vs. Tbd
SCHEDULE
6:00 PM Girls Varsity Softball
vs. Tbd
SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY

May 17, 2017

No events happening

THURSDAY

May 18, 2017

TBA Boys Varsity Baseball
@ Kshsaa
SCHEDULE

FRIDAY

May 19, 2017

No events happening

SATURDAY

May 20, 2017

No events happening

SUNDAY

May 21, 2017

No events happening

Notes

Nothing more to add at this time. Make it the best week ever!


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Cardinals News · Event Recap: Week of May 6 – May 12


Saturday, May 6th

No event results

Sunday, May 7th

No event results

Monday, May 8th

Boys Varsity Baseball
@ Chaparral High School
W 2 – 14 SUMMARY
Girls Varsity Softball
@ Chaparral High School
W 0 – 10 SUMMARY
Girls Varsity Softball
@ Chaparral High School
W 0 – 14 SUMMARY
Boys Varsity Baseball
@ Chaparral High School
W 10 – 22 SUMMARY

Tuesday, May 9th

Boys Varsity Baseball
vs. SE of Saline
W 6 – 5 SUMMARY
Boys Varsity Baseball
vs. Southeast Of Saline High School
L 2 – 11 SUMMARY

Wednesday, May 10th

No event results

Thursday, May 11th

Boys Varsity Golf
League @ Cherry Oaks, Cheney, KS
N/A

Friday, May 12th

No event results

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Boys Junior Varsity Baseball, Boys Varsity Baseball · Cheney High School Varsity Baseball falls to Southeast Of Saline High School 11-2


Tuesday, May 9, 2017

4:00 PM

Southeast Of Saline High School
AWAY
11

Cheney High School
HOME
2

Game Recap

SE of Saline senior Hard throwing right hander Bryce Banks shuts down the Cardinal offense in the nightcap. After not getting an out in the bottom of the 7th in game 1, Banks stepped in as the starter of game 2 and pitched 5 2/3rds only allowing 4 hits and striking out 7. A Micah Grover sac fly and rbi single in the 7 th would be all the scoring for the Cardinals. 4 games in 2 days caught up to the Cheney pitching staff as they allowed 13 hits and 7 walks. Adolph took the loss for the Cardinals who finish the regular season with a 15-5 record.

Box Scores

Southeast Of Saline

1
1

2
2

3
1

4
3

5

6

7
4

R
11

H
13

E

Cheney

1

2

3

4

5
1

6

7
1

R
2

H
7

E
3