Many professional sports look to the colleges for players. In reality you don't need a college education to play basketball, but getting a degree is smart and it is in the college sports program that a person can become a better player.
You do not need to play college basketball to be in the NBA. The NBA rule, as of 2010, states that you must be 19 years of age. While most players prefer to go to college, some choose to play overseas in other leagues until they turn 19.
No. Kevin Hart did not attend Temple University or play college basketball. He attended a community college in New York and earned an associate's degree. Kevin Hart is currently working on writing a script called Ballers, which will be a movie about fantasy basketball camp.