NBA has submitted a proposal to the National Basketball Players Association to lower the draft-eligible age from 19 to 18.
Speaking about the perspective of cutting age limit, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said, per USA Today:
“My personal view is that we’re ready to make that change. When I’ve weighed the pros and cons, given that Condoleezza Rice and her Commission (On College Basketball) has recommended to the NBA that those one-and-done players now come directly into the league, and in essence the college community is saying we do not want those players anymore. That sort of tips the scale in my mind that we should be taking a serious look at lowering our age to 18.”