What do you think of them shutting him down for even stuff like autographs at this point?
You gotta remember he's only 17, and he was getting buried in requests, hounded by
sports reporters, not to mention autograph hounds, half of which are in it for profit.
Apparently his performance fell off significantly last fall when he was exposed to the crush of interest, so they're trying to put enough distance between him and the distractions so he can actually breath, as well as focus on his game. He might never become the player he should if not allowed to develop.
So I'm okay with it. There's no right to an autograph, particularly from college kids.