The Commission on College Basketball, led by Condoleeza Rice, released its recommendations on Wednesday morning in response to the FBI’s investigation into the sport.
The commission announced several suggestions which are headlined by the proposed elimination of the one-and-done rule and allowing undrafted prospects to return to school.
The full 60-page report can be accessed here, but here’s a rundown of key changes suggested by the committee.
- Separate the college track from professional track and end the one-and-done rule by making all 18-year-old prospects eligible for the NBA Draft.
- Allow athletes to retain eligibility if they enter the NBA Draft and don’t sign a contract (i.e. go undrafted).
- Increase penalties for recruiting violations including a five-year postseason ban and forfeiture of postseason revenue for Level I violations. The committee also proposed lifetime bans for coaches.
- Create a NCAA program to certify agents and make them accessible at appropriate times to high school and college athletes.
- Increased regulation of non-scholastic (grassroots) events and tournaments by requiring financial transparency for NCAA certification. Owners, operators, sponsors and coaches must agree to financial transparency.
- Create NCAA-operated summer events by 2019 with the help of USA Basketball and the NBA to replace current July evaluation period events.