I have not read the articles but do plan to keep up with them this summer. Thanks for pointing them out.
The comments in the post did lead me to think that the NCAA is actually being squeezed in 2 directions. The points about isolation plays in the NBA is the one squeeze against NCAA basketball. The other is that some players in high school and on AAU teams are so much better than their teammates that HS and AAU coaches also teach the most talented kids to take total control of the game (isolation plays, play more than one position). The squeeze occurs at the NCAA level. All of the players were the stars of their HS teams. To win team championships on the NCAA level players need to meld together as a team. (Yes even Ky had to do that this year.) When they jump to the NBA, there is a lot of talk about wanting to win championships, but if the goal is to make money the players revert back to wanting to be the do-everything star.