Actually the Smart Play
As much as the collegiate system gets trashed on here.
It allows someone to have reachable short and medium term goals with friends who are the same age attempting to accomplish the same thing.
If you're a phenom and choose correctly like tuoey did you're development is impacted positively because of that. Additionally it allows you to rush your development less because you're career isn't yet dependent on you making world and diamond league finals you can develop more at your own pace.
Kessler is going through the same thing right now as well