NCAA could make changes to basketball recruiting

The NCAA’s Leadership Council wants to deregulate electronic

communications as part of an overall overhaul of Division I men’s

basketball recruiting.

The committee says, in a release posted on the NCAA’s web site,

it has reached a consensus on several parts of the package.

Among possible changes are: Allowing juniors to begin making

official visits after the NCAA championship game is played;

deregulating the types of communication allowed between coaches and

recruits; allowing unlimited communication after Aug. 1 for

soon-to-be juniors and allowing two weekend evaluations during

non-school related events in April. Those evaluation periods would

have some restrictions.

The committee has not yet signed off on any summer recruiting

changes.

It hopes to present a final proposal to the Board of Directors

in October.