Date of Submission
Open Access Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
© 2016 Cameron E. Van
This paper explores the value of attending college to Division I National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) basketball players in terms of future success in the NBA. Future success is measured by both salary and minutes played per game. A dataset of 660 athletes from the 2006 through 2016 drafts was collected from Basketball-Reference. An empirical model is estimated using this data in order to identify the determinant factors in a player’s success in the NBA. It is found that college is not a determinant of success in the NBA.
Van, Cameron E., "Don’t Worry, College Doesn’t Make You Successful In the NBA" (2017). CMC Senior Theses. 1490.