Monday, 20 August, 2018

NCAA adopts college basketball reforms for agents and the NBA draft

Report: NBA, USA Basketball blindsided by NCAA's proposed rule changes Why NBA, USA Basketball Reportedly Were ‘Blindsided’ By New NCAA Rules
Shannon Reynolds | 11 August, 2018, 21:59

The Commission on College Basketball led by Rice, released a detailed 60-page report Wednesday, seven months after the NCAA formed the group to respond to a federal corruption investigation that rocked college basketball.

The new rule, which could go into effect in 2022, will allow elite basketball recruits, ones who took part in USA Basketball camps before their senior year of high school, to be represented by NCAA-sanction agents who can help them navigate the pre-draft process and ensure that they make an informed decision about their future.

The adjustment to allow for elite high school prospects won't take effect until high school players are allowed to enter the NBA Draft, a change not expected to occur until at least 2021.

"These changes will promote integrity in the game, strengthen accountability and prioritize the interest of student-athletes over every other factor", NCAA president Mark Emmert said in a statement.

For the new rules to work, the NBA and USA Basketball would have to stop using the one-and-done rule, where players can move on to the NBA after playing one year of college basketball.

The NCAA is also putting in rules to take the emphasis in recruiting away from AAU events and toward high school events. Rice was Secretary of State under President George W. Bush.

Agents would be allowed to cover minimal expenses such as meals and transportation tied to meetings or workouts with pro teams.

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However, the change doesn't come without qualifiers: According to USA Today's Dan Wolken, athletes will only be able to obtain the services of an NCAA-qualified agent at the end of the season. Other than that, the NCAA rule changes weren't all bad.

The NCAA announced Wednesday that its Board of Governors and Division I Board of Directors adopted a "series of significant policy and legislative changes, setting in motion actions to change the structure of the NCAA fundamentally". Previously, players could declare for the draft and attend the NBA Scouting Combine, but had to withdraw their name from the draft no more than 10 days after the combine to retain eligibility.

In all, they are mostly common sense efforts to try and fix a system that is badly broken. Given the player's status as "elite" and expectancy to eventually get to the National Basketball Association, will the agent's outside influence affect the player while he's with the program?

No, and no. The new rule changes are basically for show only, an attempt by Emmert and his underlings to protect their positions by appearing to do something in response to a scandal that could have far-ranging repercussions as it plays out.

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

As an arrangement upon employment, school presidents and athletic staff will be required to be fully compliant with investigations. This, when coupled with the fact that the 2020 class would be finishing up their own one-and-done rookie season could lead to an unprecedented number of five-star recruits available at the top half of the 2021 NBA Draft, and with the Heat now teetering on a potential collapse, this pick could have been seriously valuable.

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