I really like Fitzgerald's idea about the draft but don't know how the framework can gain momentum in the media/around the country.
The idea mostly follow the baseball guidelines with a little bit of football added in.
Each team/NBA comes up with a projection for each student in High School that wants to join the NBA at 18. Each GM submits (confidentially like in the NFL) a projection of where each HS guy would go. If his projection is in the top 10 or maybe in the lottery, he is allowed to be drafted.
If not then you have to do 3 years of college and you can come out after your Junior year. David Falk (Jordan's agent) has been trying to convince the NBA and Players union that if you make the jump at junior year all salaries will go up. This is b/c you us the college game and tournament to market your future product/stars for you for free. The argument is a player playing for at least 3 years in college will be a more recognizable game than a one and done, that you really got to follow the game to know all American players in the draft.
It all seems reasonable to me, and like a process that would work unless HS players get arrogant and start thinking "I'm not projected in the top 10, I'll go play in Europe for 3 years." What do you think?