More than two months after an independent commission issued numerous recommendations for reforms to NCAA basketball, the efforts to reshape the recruiting calendar are continuing.
National basketball reporter Jeff Goodman shared some of the changes being considered Friday.
Working group recommendations to Commission includes following, per source:— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) July 6, 2018
• Add two 4-day recruiting periods (Mon-Thurs.) immediately
after April certified event weekend(s). These are currently quiet periods. Days must be included in current 130 recruiting-person-day limit.
More recommendations to the Commission, per source:— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) July 6, 2018
- Add 2 scholastic evaluation periods during last 2 weekends of June (Thurs-Sun).
o Division I coaches permitted to attend scholastic events sanctioned by state HS athletics associations during the last two weekends in June.
Working group recommendations (cont’d), per source:— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) July 6, 2018
- Establish a 6-day evaluation period in mid-to late July for coaches to attend NCAA youth development camps.
• Per commission's recommendation, these only recruiting events that NCAA Division I coaches could attend in July.
Working group recommendations to Commission, per source:— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) July 6, 2018
July 15‐21 (2019):
July 18‐21 (2019):
national camp at additional camp site.
Another proposal from the working group to the Commission:— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) July 6, 2018
Official visits will be moved up five months earlier to Aug. 1 of junior year in high school.
UNOFFICIAL visits would be allowed on Aug. 1 of sophomore year instead of current rule — in which there is NO restriction.
A common theme is creating new recruiting evaluation periods and events that would be more closely associated with high school teams than AAU squads.
As part of this effort, regional camps could be created for highly regarded high school prospects.
NCAA-sponsored youth development camp will be developed and organized in— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) July 6, 2018
collaboration with USAB, the NBA and the NBPA. They are hopeful will be coached by HS coaches, D-2, D-3 coaches, former NBA players, NBA assistants, current college players and G-League coaches.
The thinking is college coaches could evaluate recruits there rather than at AAU events throughout the summer.
Here’s the info on the proposal for July recruiting model from the working group. Two regional camp sessions at 4 locations. 2,400 kids. 1,200 seniors, 900 juniors, 300 sophomores. pic.twitter.com/RuS0mQI4Zq— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) July 6, 2018
Even got the projected financials for the new proposed "Youth Development Camp” events in July. NCAA would foot the bill.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) July 6, 2018
Participant travel: $6 million
USA Basketball Managament Fee - $1.5 million
Event operations: $1.05 million
Total: $9.2 Million https://t.co/YihstE5waX
Additionally, there is a proposal for elite prospects (but not all prospects) to be able to hire an agent prior to their senior year of high school.
Later on, players who enter the NBA draft could be allowed to return to school and be eligible to play if they aren’t drafted. (This was also proposed in the independent commission’s report in April.)
Here’s the actual proposal from NBA Topical working group to Commission regarding one model for early entrants being able to return to school AFTER the draft. pic.twitter.com/2W6E8z1OTZ— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) July 6, 2018
The enforcement of NCAA rules could be handled differently, too, and ther could be stiffer penalties for cheaters.
Infractions working group to The Commission proposal includes a referral method in which Enforcement, Institution or COI can request an alternative resolution of “complex” cases. A steering committee would then decide whether it goes to this alternative resolution.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) July 6, 2018
And here are the Alternative Investigative Models. To me, this is a no-brained. HAVE to utilize an external investigative firm. Need some objectivity in these cases. pic.twitter.com/9moegcAAc9— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) July 6, 2018
Working group and Commission want to impose stiffer penalities. Here’s the proposal with the penalty differences. Not sure this really accomplishes all that much. Is there really that much of a difference for a 10-year-show cause and a lifetime one? Career over with a 10-year. pic.twitter.com/w2cuzkn6bH— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) July 6, 2018
None of these items have been officially adopted yet, but it is clear the future won’t look like the present.
That much was clear to Dayton coach Anthony Grant during an interview in late June.
“I can’t speak for governing body or NCAA in terms of what changes will be made, but I expect there will be some changes coming and as always as a coach and a program and part of the organization you adapt,” Grant said. “So I think we’ll all adapt to whatever changes are coming.”
What to know about the Dayton area’s best basketball prospects https://t.co/Tv8jxfNjey— Kettering News (@Kettering_News) June 20, 2018