NCAA adopts college basketball reforms for NBA draft, agents, more

NCAA adopts college basketball reforms for NBA draft, agents, more

NCAA adopts college basketball reforms for NBA draft, agents, more

Other changes imply there will be tougher penalties for infractions: "Those who break rules face stronger penalties, including longer postseason bans, longer head coach suspensions, increased recruiting restrictions and additional fines", the statement read. Those select players can be represented by an agent beginning July 1 before their senior year in high school, pending the end to the one-and-done rule. We will continue to work in all of these areas and continue to pursue collaboration with outside organizations, including the NBA, the National Basketball Players Association, apparel companies and USA Basketball.

Agents can pay for meals and transportation for players and their families if the expenses are related to the agent selection process.

All player-agent relationships, however, must be in writing, disclosed to the NCAA and ended when the player comes back to school. "Elite" players that go undrafted must notify their athletic director about returning to school by 5 p.m. Monday following the draft. Say Maryland's Kevin Huerter, for example, didn't get drafted in the first two rounds - he'd be able to play for the Terps again. The NCAA also states that "Division I schools will be required to pay for tuition, fees and books for basketball players who leave school and return later to the same school to earn their degree". Athletes can also take five beyond October 15 after their high school graduation.


Wednesday, the NCAA announced basketball players will have more freedom and flexibility about their status, including allowing undrafted players to return to school. "And if you're not on the approved list, and you want an agent, then are you stuck in the old days, and can be declared ineligible?" an agent of college basketball coaches told The Post.

The rule changes are a part of the NCAA's reforms in response to the college hoops corruption scandal.

The changes also allow the NCAA to accept during investigations outside information that has been "established by another administrative body or a commission authorized by a school".

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