Last week, the NCAA released a memo to agent that outlined new requirements to represent players who enter the NBA Draft pool. Most of it was fairly straightforward; however, one specific requirement set off a great deal of backlash.
- NBPA certification for at least three consecutive years,
- Professional liability insurance
- Completion of an in-person exam taken in early November at the NCAA office in Indianapolis
- Pay the required fee
- A bachelor’s degree
It was the final requirement, the bachelor’s degree, that sparked much of the outrage. The appearance was that of a not-so-subtle way to exclude super-agent Rich Paul, founder and CEO of Klutch Sports.
BREAKING: The NCAA has amended its controversial agent certification requirements. A bachelor’s degree is no longer required to represent players testing the process as long as the agent is certified by the NBPA. https://t.co/VgsdzEE4o9
— Gary Parrish (@GaryParrishCBS) August 12, 2019
— LeBron James (@KingJames) August 12, 2019