NCAA adopts basketball reforms for agents, the NBA draft

NCAA's new proposed rules blindside NBA, USA Basketball officials

College basketball is better now than it was earlier this week.

Changes for incoming recruits are afoot, as well, including increasing the number of permissible campus visits for recruits to 15 from five.

The NCAA announced these changes after forming a commission and set of subcommittees to look into different polices following the FBI investigation on the college basketball industry. Will college basketball players get paid? They are created to give elite basketball players more options, including the right to hire agents even before they commit to a school. That's not to say there will be more careers like those of LeBron James, Kobe Bryant or Kevin Garnett, but it should reduce the likelihood prep-to-pro players will bust.

Now college basketball players can work with an NCAA-certified agent while testing the waters of declaring for the NBA draft.

NBA Draft: Since 2016 underclassmen who were eligible to enter the NBA draft could return to school after participating in the combine if they withdraw from the draft a maximum of 10 days following the combine.

It could be a good way for Rodney Terry and staff to recruit since the staff can give highly-regarded prospects the opportunity to have significant playing time, while pitching the idea to recruits that they could stand out in a mid-major conference like C-USA and could get National Basketball Association draft recognition, all with the security of having their spot on the team if it doesn't work out.

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This declaration, which has neither been ratified by the NBA or USA Basketball, is contingent on the league modifying its one-and-done policy, and frankly seems like a lot of extra work for two parties that didn't ask for it, but one organization that will suprisingly be effected very negatively by this potential rule has to be the Philadelphia 76ers. While the NCAA has long claimed that college athletes are merely amateurs, it has felt significant pressure in recent years to share the spoils reaped through apparel sales and massive television deals with the athletes who generate these profits.

Notable changes relevant to high school players include the ability for "elite" prospects to have official relationships with agents, the reduction of the July recruiting period to one weekend and the creation of camp-style events coordinated by the NCAA, USA Basketball, the NBA and NBA Players Association. The agent agreements must be in writing and will be terminated when the student enrols or returns to college.

If the Uniform Athlete Agents Act and state laws match up, meals and transportation for players and their families related to the agent selection process would be NCAA-approved.

Or, if UTEP's coaching staff is actively seeking an "elite" college prospect, how much will the agent's personal philosophy influence the player's college decision? Also, collegiate prospects will also have the ability to hire agents.

For investigating and adjudicating complex cases involving rules violations, the NCAA has appointed to two independent groups, the Complex Case Unit and the Independent College Sports Adjudication Panel, to oversee and resolve complex cases, such as academic misconduct, major penalties or adversarial behaviour.

For programs that are financially unable to play for the players' education, the NCAA is establishing a fund to give to these schools.

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