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


Saturday, May 20th

No event results

Sunday, May 21st

No event results

Monday, May 22nd

No event results

Tuesday, May 23rd

No event results

Wednesday, May 24th

Girls Varsity Softball
@ Dallas High School
N/A

Thursday, May 25th

No event results

Friday, May 26th

No event results

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


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

MONDAY

May 22, 2017

No events happening

TUESDAY

May 23, 2017

No events happening

WEDNESDAY

May 24, 2017

12:00 AM Girls Varsity Softball
@ Dallas High School
SCHEDULE

THURSDAY

May 25, 2017

No events happening

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


Saturday, May 13th

No event results

Sunday, May 14th

No event results

Monday, May 15th

No event results

Tuesday, May 16th

No event results

Wednesday, May 17th

No event results

Thursday, May 18th

No event results

Friday, May 19th

Girls Varsity Softball
@ Bend Senior High School
N/A

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Broncos 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
@ St. Helens High School POSTPONED
N/A
Girls Varsity Softball
vs. Sandy High School
N/A
Girls Junior Varsity Softball
vs. Sandy High School
N/A

Tuesday, May 9th

Girls Varsity Softball
vs. Milwaukie High School
N/A
Girls Junior Varsity Softball
vs. Milwaukie High School
N/A
Boys Varsity Baseball
vs. Hillsboro High School
N/A

Wednesday, May 10th

Girls Varsity Softball
vs. Wilsonville High School
N/A
Boys Varsity Baseball
vs. La Salle Catholic College Preparatory
N/A

Thursday, May 11th

No event results

Friday, May 12th

Girls Varsity Softball
@ Putnam High School
N/A
Boys Varsity Baseball
@ La Salle Catholic College Preparatory
N/A
Girls Junior Varsity Softball
vs. Putnam High School
N/A

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Broncos News · All Teams Schedule: Week of May 8 – May 14


Here’s a preview of this week’s events for Parkrose High School, May 8 – May 14

MONDAY

May 08, 2017

5:00 PM Boys Varsity Baseball
@ St. Helens High School POSTPONED
SCHEDULE
5:00 PM Girls Varsity Softball
vs. Sandy High School
SCHEDULE
5:00 PM Girls Junior Varsity Softball
vs. Sandy High School
SCHEDULE

TUESDAY

May 09, 2017

5:00 PM Girls Varsity Softball
vs. Milwaukie High School
SCHEDULE
5:00 PM Girls Junior Varsity Softball
vs. Milwaukie High School
SCHEDULE
5:00 PM Boys Varsity Baseball
vs. Hillsboro High School
SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY

May 10, 2017

5:00 PM Girls Varsity Softball
vs. Wilsonville High School
SCHEDULE
5:00 PM Boys Varsity Baseball
vs. La Salle Catholic College Preparatory
SCHEDULE

THURSDAY

May 11, 2017

No events happening

FRIDAY

May 12, 2017

5:00 PM Girls Junior Varsity Softball
@ Putnam High School
SCHEDULE
5:00 PM Boys Varsity Baseball
@ La Salle Catholic College Preparatory
SCHEDULE
5:00 PM Girls Varsity Softball
vs. Putnam High School
SCHEDULE

SATURDAY

May 13, 2017

No events happening

SUNDAY

May 14, 2017

No events happening

Notes

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


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Broncos News · Event Recap: Week of April 29 – May 5


Saturday, Apr 29th

No event results

Sunday, Apr 30th

No event results

Monday, May 1st

No event results

Tuesday, May 2nd

Boys Varsity Baseball
@ Milwaukie High School
L 6 – 1
Girls Varsity Softball
vs. Hillsboro High School
N/A
Girls Junior Varsity Softball
vs. Hillsboro High School
N/A

Wednesday, May 3rd

Girls Varsity Softball
@ St. Helens High School
N/A
Girls Junior Varsity Softball
@ St. Helens High School
N/A
Boys Varsity Baseball
vs. Milwaukie High School
N/A
Girls Varsity Softball
@ St. Helens High School
N/A
Girls Junior Varsity Softball
@ St. Helens High School
N/A

Thursday, May 4th

Boys Varsity Baseball
@ St. Helens High School
N/A

Friday, May 5th

Boys Varsity Baseball
@ Hillsboro High School
N/A
Girls Varsity Softball
vs. Sandy High School
N/A
Girls Junior Varsity Softball
vs. Sandy High School
N/A

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Broncos News · Which region’s high schools had the strongest NFL Draft? – Presented by VNN


The NFL Draft took place last week in Philadelphia. Held on the Rocky Steps at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, it was the first draft held entirely outdoors, and was the most attended in history with more than 250,000 people attending. Over three days, all 32 NFL teams chose players who they hope could be the future of their franchise.

In the next few pages, check out all the players drafted by their hometown high school, and vote for the region you think has grown the strongest draft class!

Voting closes on Sunday, May 14th at 3pm EST / 12pm PST.

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Broncos News · All Teams Schedule: Week of May 1 – May 7


Here’s a preview of this week’s events for Parkrose High School, May 1 – May 7

MONDAY

May 01, 2017

No events happening

TUESDAY

May 02, 2017

5:00 PM Boys Varsity Baseball
@ Milwaukie High School
SCHEDULE
5:00 PM Girls Varsity Softball
vs. Hillsboro High School
SCHEDULE
5:00 PM Girls Junior Varsity Softball
vs. Hillsboro High School
SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY

May 03, 2017

4:45 PM Girls Junior Varsity Softball
@ St. Helens High School
SCHEDULE
5:00 PM Girls Varsity Softball
@ St. Helens High School
SCHEDULE
5:00 PM Boys Varsity Baseball
vs. Milwaukie High School
SCHEDULE

THURSDAY

May 04, 2017

No events happening

FRIDAY

May 05, 2017

5:00 PM Boys Varsity Baseball
@ Hillsboro High School
SCHEDULE
5:00 PM Girls Varsity Softball
vs. Sandy High School
SCHEDULE
5:00 PM Girls Junior Varsity Softball
vs. Sandy High School
SCHEDULE

SATURDAY

May 06, 2017

No events happening

SUNDAY

May 07, 2017

No events happening

Notes

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


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Broncos News · Event Recap: Week of April 22 – April 28


Saturday, Apr 22nd

Boys Varsity Baseball
@ Putnam High School POSTPONED
N/A
Girls Varsity Softball
@ La Salle Catholic College Preparatory
N/A

Sunday, Apr 23rd

No event results

Monday, Apr 24th

No event results

Tuesday, Apr 25th

Girls Varsity Softball
@ Wilsonville High School
N/A
Girls Varsity Softball
@ Wilsonville High School
N/A

Wednesday, Apr 26th

Boys Varsity Baseball
@ Sandy High School
N/A
Girls Varsity Softball
vs. Putnam High School
N/A
Girls Junior Varsity Softball
vs. Putnam High School
N/A

Thursday, Apr 27th

No event results

Friday, Apr 28th

Girls Varsity Softball
vs. La Salle Catholic College Preparatory
N/A
Girls Junior Varsity Softball
vs. La Salle Catholic College Preparatory
N/A