MORGANTOWN --\u00a0t one time in his life, Malik Newman was on every coach\u2019s wish list in college basketball.\r\nHe helped lead Kansas to the Final Four by averaging 21.6 points in five tournament games. He scored 32 against Duke.\r\nAnd he left his name in the NBA draft, signed with an agent and was sure a draft pick was headed his way.\r\nIt didn\u2019t happen.\r\nBrandon McCoy was the fourth-ranked prep center in the country in the class of 2018.\r\nYou may have heard of the three ahead of him: Arizona\u2019s DeAndre Ayton (the No. 1 pick of the 2018 NBA draft), Texas\u2019 Mo Bamba (the No. 6 pick) and Mitchell Robinson, who did not go to college, but was selected 36th overall, by the New York Knicks.\r\nMcCoy was a one-and-done freshman at UNLV, where he averaged 16.9 points and 10.3 rebounds.\r\nHe went undrafted. His hopes for an NBA career now lie with the Milwaukee Bucks summer league team.\r\nDuke\u2019s Trevon Duval was the top point guard in the 2018 recruiting class.\r\nHis one-and-done freshman season saw him score 10.3 points and average 5.6 assists per game for a team that featured three first-round picks and a second-rounder.\r\nHe did not become the fifth draft pick out of the Blue Devils\u2019 camp.\r\nInstead, he became the latest head-scratcher on just who these kids are listening to when they decide to give up their college careers to turn pro and then don\u2019t get picked.\r\nAt one time, we would have cursed those agents and hangers-on who surrounded these kids and filled their heads with dollar signs, bright lights and limousines.\r\nWe would back Dick Vitale\u2019s rants about how these mistakes only hurt the kids, as well as the college game.\r\nIt was everybody\u2019s loss, we were made to believe. There is probably some truth to that, although it seems that as the NBA\u2019s G League becomes more popular and more leagues continue to spring up overseas, we lost some of our compassion for what these kids lost in making a decision to leave college early.\r\nAs to hurting the college game. It\u2019s been 13 years now that the one-and-done rule has been in place.\r\nTell me again \u2014 wait a second while the NCAA cashes in on its billion-dollar-a-year TV deal for the rights to broadcast the NCAA tournament \u2014 just how the college game has been hurt?\r\nColleges are being hurt, sure. The idea of academic institutions is being slapped in the face, as a one-and-done kid basically needs to sit in classes for only a single semester in order to stay eligible for that one season.\r\nBut, let\u2019s be clear on this: The game of college basketball is just fine. It\u2019s thriving, in fact.\r\nThe schools dealing with the majority of one-and-done prospects are just fine, too.\r\nNo one has read stories about Duke and Kentucky being hard up, right?\r\nAnd if we are no longer going to have this national outpouring for these kids who make the mistake of staying in the draft when they shouldn\u2019t, then why do we have a push to change the early entry rule?\r\nAdding a year before a kid can declare for the draft won\u2019t keep NBA teams from making dumb picks.\r\nIt will probably lead more kids to go overseas to cash in instead of playing college ball.\r\nCan\u2019t wait to see what the college game will look like then.