Doug Gottlieb played college basketball, and sees the value in the amateur aspect of the sport. He feels that although players have the choice to go straight to the D-League (sorry G-League) out of college, the exposure they get from college basketball outweighs the alternative.
Clay Travis cites a player like Marcus Lattimore as a reason why players who are physically ready to make money playing professional sports should be allowed to immediately. The risk of injury is too high at any level to not allow these guys to cash in.
The pair debated this on Outkick the morning. Take a listen: