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Title Penn State versus the state penn : salary maximization among NBA prospects in context of university choice
Author Hughes, Ryan
Department Department of Economics and Business
Institution Colorado College
Degree Type bachelor
Degree Name Bachelor of Arts
Type of Resource text
Digital Origin reformatted digital
Date Accepted 2007
Date Digitized 2009
Abstract The NBA Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) of 2005 instituted an age restriction upon entrants of the league's amateur draft, The majority of America's top high school prospects are now required to spend one year playing basketball at the NCAA level. This salary determination study is the first to examine professional athletes' rookie salary as a function of the university they attended. An ordinary least squared regression model is used as the estimating procedure to identify the determinants of draft order and salary among NBA rookies. University choice is examined along with other variables, including player performance, height and race. Results indicate that an athlete's university choice - independent of the other variables in the study - does significantly influence his professional salary.
Keywords National Basketball Association Amateur Draft
Player salary detennination
National Collegiate Athletics Association Basketball
Rights Statement Copyright restrictions apply. Contact the author for permission to publish.
Extent 57 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.
Note (thesis) Senior Thesis - Colorado College
Note (bibliography) Bibliography : p. 55-57
Publisher Colorado College
Place of Publication Colorado Springs, Colorado
Language eng
OCLC Identifier 162107886
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/10176/coccc:2966
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