INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana — The NCAA made significant changes to college basketball.
The NCAA 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.
“These changes will promote integrity in the game, strengthen accountability and prioritize the interests of student-athletes over every other factor,” NCAA president Mark Emmert said in a statement. “We remain committed to promoting fairness in college sports and creating an environment that will champion the success of student-athletes.”
The changes approved will:
- Allow elite high school basketball recruits and college players to be represented by agents — who are certified by the NCAA — while still playing
- Allow players to enter the NBA draft and return to school if undrafted
- Introduce more rigorous certification requirements for summer basketball-related events
- Longer postseason bans
- Head coach suspensions and increased recruiting restrictions for college coaches who break the rules.
Student-athletes have more freedom and flexibility to decide about going pro or getting a college education, and they can receive financial assistance if they leave school early and wish to return later to finish their degree. https://t.co/Ubizwm4Bkb pic.twitter.com/UBjBMZZDlh
— NCAA (@NCAA) 8 augusti 2018
Learn more at NCAA.org/commitment