why would 30 games or so in college outweigh practicing with/against WAY better guards every day, NBA level traning/nutrition, year round development with laswer foucs on basketball (no class, etc) from a development perspective? And thehy can always have him play in the G league for parts of the year too to get game experience against pros, which again is probably better than going up against college players.
Sure, you're 100% focused on basketball and get better nutrition and training (some of which you probably have to pay for yourself), but I THINK that in the NBA that you don't practice as intensely as in college. So many games packed in to a week that you can't go balls-out in practice against people. Injury & fatigue would end up killing you. That's why I think playing and practicing in college actually can be a better path to a starting NBA position. Obviously some people should just go (Zion), but my opinion is that Ayo is a guy that gets more out of college.
If he ends up being a 1st rounder with guaranteed money, I'd suggest he take it. But I think HIS best path to regular NBA minutes is at least another year of college.