College basketball commission wants NCAA to regulate agents

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April 24, 2018 - 11:00 PM

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — With agent conduct part of the federal corruption investigation into college basketball, the commission charged with finding reforms wants the NCAA to actively monitor agents and provide regulated ways for them to advise athletes on their professional prospects.

The Commission on College Basketball proposed today that the NCAA develop “strict standards” for certifying agents, who would be allowed to interact with players as early as high school as long as they followed rules prohibiting them from providing improper benefits or entering into representation deals with the athletes.

The NCAA would appoint a vice presidential position to develop and administer the certification program, which would be limited to certain periods of the year.

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