The NCAA has been under fire for their outdated system. College basketball is currently under investigation with the FBI about agents involvement with players and branding companies.
The NCAA has announced a list of new rule changes for College Hoops. One of the biggest ones is allowing players to represented by Agents before entering college. Agents will have to be certified with the NCAA and follow stricter rules when communicating with players.
Checkout the full breakdown below.
Effective immediately, the NCAA will allow college players to be represented by NBAPA-certified agents (the agents must become NCAA-certified no later than Aug. 1, 2020) beginning after any season, as long as they request an evaluation from the NBA Undergraduate Advisory Committee. Agents will be permitted to pay for meals and transportation for players and their families during the agent selection process and for meetings with pro teams, if changes are made to existing agent acts and state laws.
If the NBA and National Basketball Players Association change their rules and make high school basketball players eligible for the draft at age 18, as expected, they’ll be allowed to sign with an NCAA-certified agent starting July 1 before their senior year of high school, as long as they have been identified as an elite senior prospect by USA Basketball.
A USA Basketball official told ESPN that his group hadn’t yet approved some of the changes announced by the NCAA on Wednesday. Several NBA officials have also told ESPN that they didn’t think the league’s age requirement would be lowered to 18 until 2021 at the earliest.
The agent agreements must be in writing and will be terminated when the student enrolls or returns to college.