New college basketball rules unveiled - but do they fix anything?

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All player-agent relationships, however, must be in writing, disclosed to the NCAA and ended when the player comes back to school. College players would have to request an evaluation from the NBA Undergraduate Advisory Committee on their draft prospects.

Due to the clamor that the National Basketball Association should abolish the one-and-done rule stating that prospects straight out of high school are not deemed eligible to declare for the draft, the league has been moving in that direction.

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As these rule changes pertain directly to the Longhorns, this could impact the program in a few areas. Say Maryland's Kevin Huerter, for example, didn't get drafted in the first two rounds - he'd be able to play for the Terps again. Athletes can also take five beyond October 15 after their high school graduation.

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. These changes will also make the NCAA investigations and infractions process more efficient, setting stronger penalties for schools or individuals who violate NCAA rules to deter future violations and bringing independent investigators to the table to make decisions and enforce rules.

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The NCAA will also limit the kinds of "basketball-related events" high school athletes can go to, allowing only ones that the NCAA can vet. The NCAA also suggested that there will be an agreement coming out of talks with apparel companies for "accountability and transparency regarding their involvement in youth basketball".

In addition to recruiting calendar changes and increases to the number of official visits recruits can make to schools, the NCAA has developed a form of subpoena power it previously lacked, requiring all school presidents, chancellors and athletic department members to contractually comply with all investigations.

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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".

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