Any idea what the deal is with college basketball as far as recruit’s age goes? I thought it was normal to graduate high school at 18, or 17 if you have a Summer birthday. I was born in July and graduated HS when I was still 17, a couple months shy of 18. But when folks talk about college basketball players, those same kids would be considered young for their class? I’ve read about parents holding their kids back a year so that they can mature physically and have a better shot at a scholarship. Is this common practice? Do kids start school later in some states? Just wondering what’s up with this.