NCAA Rule Change Nickname the “Rich Paul Rule”

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The NCAA changed their rule about agents helping college basketball players thought the draft process. They now have to have three barriers before talking representing college basketball players.

  • Must have a Bachelor’s Degree
  • Must be certified by the NBPA (National Basketball Players Association) for at least three years
  • Must Pass an in person exam at the NCAA office in Indianapolis, IN.

If you were wondering study material will be put on online at a later date. Along with knowing that the exam is scheduled for Wednesday, November 6th. Agents would have to fill out a application and have a background check ran on them. Also agents who meet every requirement besides the three year NBPA certification can receive an exception if the player returned to school that they represented in 2019.

This rule has been put in place because of agents like Rich Paul. He has formed a group clients in which has the likes of LeBron James, Anthony Davis, and John Wall to just name a few. But this rule only deals with players who might wish to return to college after testing the NBA Draft process like a Charles Bassey.

This rule might set players who come in contact with these agents who fall short of all the criteria set to just leave college and pursue a professional career. If Charles would have been in contact with and or had one of these agents without meeting the criteria set by the NCAA might not be back in a WKU uniform this season.

What are your thoughts about this rule change?

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