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LeadingEdge

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Think of the NIL impact on decisions to stay


Let's presume the NCAA legalizes a player earning NIL money starting the fall semester of 2021.

If you can now stick around for an extra year, you might get paid that year through NIL by, say, doing Twitter and Instagram posts as paid endorsements.

Boosters will game the system to make NIL de facto payment for committing, staying, transferring, etc.

A veteran college player might be able to make enough NIL money to match whatever pro money you could make. If you're, say, Jack Salt or Isaiah Wilkins, you won't be playing in the top-level Euroleague, so your payment prospects for playing abroad may be modestly compensated - perhaps under $100k/year. And then there's the issue of actually getting the team to pay and other quality-of-team-life issues. See the recent The Athletic article on that.

On the flip side, some group of boosters might come up with $50-75K in "NIL" money to persuade you to stick around for another year. I could see many players below the NBA/2-way/top-Euroleague level taking the NIL deal to stay.

(In response to this post by bigfoot)

Posted: 10/16/2020 at 11:46AM



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