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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Report: USA Basketball, NBA ‘blindsided’ by new NCAA agent rule

Adam Silver

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. It appears, however, that the new policy may be emptier than it initially looked.

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the NCAA’s announcement doesn’t appear to hold a lot of water. The announcement that USA Basketball would determine which players would be permitted to hire agents apparently “blindsided” both that organization, who are not viewed as prepared to handle such a responsibility. There is some dissatisfaction with the announcement both from USA Basketball and the NBA.

Jonathan Givony of DraftExpress further notes that high schoolers won’t even be permitted agents until the NBA changes its age limit, which looks to be at least three years away from happening.

The NCAA policy attracted a lot of attention on Twitter, but ultimately it appears to be questionably implemented and very unclear to certain parties involved.



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