NCAA to allow more flexibility for college basketball players considering the NBA

LOS ANGELES CA- MARCH 22 Tyler Davis #34 of the Texas A&M Aggies goes up for a shot against Isaiah Livers #4 of the Michigan Wolverines in the second half in the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament West Regional at Staples Center

Report: NBA, USA Basketball blindsided by NCAA's proposed rule changes

Now, players will be able to return to school if they are not drafted. Will college basketball players get paid?

"'One-and-done' has played a significant role in corrupting and destabilizing college basketball, restricting the freedom of choice of players, and undermining the relationship of college basketball to the mission of higher education", the commission's report said.

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.

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.

Of course, undrafted players also retain the freedom to entertain Summer League or global offers.

Agents would be allowed to cover minimal expenses such as meals and transportation associated with meetings or workouts with pro teams, but that could be complicated.

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.




The changes figure to do more harm than good for high school basketball prospects hoping to find their way to a Division I college program.

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.

Gavitt said the NCAA met with USA Basketball, the NBA and the NBPA several times in the last three months and has another in-person meeting set for next week in NY.

Last month, Commissioner Adam Silver said that the league will likely amend its age-eligibility rule. It also said the NCAA is working with apparel companies on an agreement for, "expectations of accountability and transparency".

Coaches and athletic staff will be required to report athletics-based income from sources other than their schools.

The NCAA will also require Division I schools to pay for the tuition of athletes who left their schools and returned later for their degree.

On the enforcement side, the NCAA said those investigating NCAA cases can now accept information established by another administrative body, such as courts of law or government agencies. The NCAA will also add public members to its Board of Governors. "I think the changes we've adopted. will have a positive impact on college basketball and more importantly perhaps on the student-athletes that compete in collegiate basketball".

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