NCAA makes rule change, allows basketball players to have agent

NCAA makes rule change, allows basketball players to have agent

NCAA makes rule change, allows basketball players to have agent

College students are able to have agents effective immediately.

John Calipari, talking about the NCAA rules changes on SportsCenter, said "None of this goes into effect until the NBA and the Players Association come up with something, and I'm hearing it won't be until 2022 so we're probably wasting our breath dealing with the ins and outs of this".

The NCAA attracted a lot of attention Wednesday by announcing that they would permit a pool of "elite" high school and college talent to hire agents.

Other potential changes include allowing agents to represent active college players and pay for expenses like meals and transportation for players and families "if the expenses are related to the agent selection process" and allowing rising high school seniors to be represented by an agent. This change depends on cooperation with the NBA and NBA Players Association.

Student-athletes can now take up to 15 official visits, which begins August 1 before their junior year.

All player-agent relationships, however, must be in writing, disclosed to the NCAA and ended when the player comes back to school.

The NCAA also created new rules on when college coaches can see athletes.

Division I schools are now also bound to pay for tuition, fees and books for those players who left school and later returned to earn their degree, provided the player was on scholarship, fewer than 10 years have passed since leaving school and the player had been enrolled in the school for at least two years.

In addition to recruiting calendar changes and increases to the number of official visits recruits can make to schools, the NCAA has developed a form of subpoena power it previously lacked, requiring all school presidents, chancellors and athletic department members to contractually comply with all investigations. "Also, schools are required to cooperate fully during NCAA investigations and take appropriate corrective action".

Among the changes is the reversal of a rule that has long separated amateur from pro athletes.

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