Mike Krzyzewski, the head coach of the Duke Blue Devils, has some concerns with how the NCAA is handling its latest rule changes to recruiting.
While most of his thoughts regarding the rule changes have been well documented by now, his thoughts on how and who will be handling the need to identify elite prospects isn’t garnering nearly enough attention.
On Wednesday, the NCAA announced that it would want the USAB to identify the supposed elite athletes who would be eligible for agent representation when/if the NBA ever does way with the one-and-done rule. The governing body, unfortunately, never asked the USAB if it wanted to take on such a monumental task.
The Duke legend knows this is an issue.
“No one wants to identify those elite players,” said Mike Krzyzewski of the problem with the new rule. “The thing about undrafted players coming back, that’s OK, but we’re talking maybe half a dozen. Maybe 10 at the most. And those kids wouldn’t come back, probably, because if they went to the combine, they’ve kind of gone down that road.”
He went on to say the rule changes have solid intentions behind them, but the plan of attack has been uncoordinated.
Obviously, we here have similar concerns, as low-majors are likely to pay a huge cost when these new changes are implemented. Not to mention how poorly constructed some of the rules are and the fact the VP of men’s and women’s basketball inferred some of the rules were only passed due appease the Commission on College Basketball.
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