It’s not like you can’t switch into the transfer portal anytime you want, if you’re not happy. All you’re doing is saying, I’m going to start my career at a particular school.
I think for some guys there is a financial component, both as to how much NIL money they can line up if they go to a particular school and for the elites whether they will make more money going right to non-NBA pro ball.
There’s also some guys that want to wait to see how the current roster shakes out at a given school during the season and whether a coach/assistant coach is likely to be around.
That makes sense, good points I didn’t consider. It’s long overdue these kids started making money, they earn a lot more for their school’s, than the costs of a 4 yr degree. Should’ve happened decades ago, at in the 80’s at the latest.