ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski rips NCAA for changing rules without consulting National Basketball Association

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ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski rips NCAA for changing rules without consulting National Basketball Association

Athletes will be allowed more college-paid visits, which can begin as soon as August 1 the summer before their junior year.

The NCAA also created new rules on when college coaches can see athletes.

After Givony tweeted out a clarification that said high school players will not be allowed to have agents until the age limit is removed, Woj took the NCAA to task again.

And, the rule change allows for players who declare for the NBA Draft that have eligibility still remaining at their respective programs to return back to their team if they're not selected.

The agents, who must be certified by the NCAA, can assist players in making informed decisions about turning pro, but can only be hired at the conclusion of a season and have no financial ties to the players aside from small travel and meal expenses related to the draft.

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According to the new rule, which would become effective if the NBA and its players association make an "expected rule change", those undrafted that participate in the NBA combine and request an Undergraduate Advisory Committee evaluation may return to school. 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.

The NCAA and its member schools are part of the broader higher education community, and today's actions renew our commitment to our core objective - preparing students for a lifetime of opportunity.

The Rice Commission announced its recommendations in April, laying out a future of the sport that looked to eliminate the type of malfeasance that attracted a federal investigation.

The changes also allow the NCAA to accept during investigations outside information that has been "established by another administrative body or a commission authorized by a school".

ESPN's Jonathan Givony was trying to get to the bottom of the rule changes, and he initially noted some confusion about what was going on.

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