4 takeaways from the NCAA basketball rule changes

The FBI’s investigation into corruption throughout college basketball has now resulted in tangible changes throughout the sport. On Wednesday, the NCAA announced it has accepted recommendations from the Condoleezza Rice-led Commission on College Basketball aimed at cleaning up college hoops.

The NCAA’s mission was to “minimize the leverage of harmful outside influences” while also giving players more freedom and flexibility. While the intent of many of these changes sounds good on the surface, there will be unintended consequences at the onset of the process as athletes and coaches try to navigate college basketball’s new reality.

Many of the changes have been previously reported, including the overhaul to the grassroots or “AAU” basketball summer evaluation period and how it will impact the way players are recruited. These are our main takeaways from the NCAA’s announcement.

Undrafted college players can return to school … if they were invited to the combine

Here’s what the NCAA is saying:

College basketball players who request an Undergraduate Advisory Committee evaluation, participate in the NBA combine and aren’t drafted can return to school as long as they notify their athletics director of their intent by 5 p.m. the Monday

Article source: https://www.sbnation.com/college-basketball/2018/8/8/17664606/ncaa-college-basketball-reform-fbi-recruiting-changes-player-agents-nba-draft-combine

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