The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) announced on Wednesday some major changes to college basketball regarding player eligibility, agents, and how the NCAA investigates schools who commit rules violations.

ESPN reports that beginning with this coming season (2018-19), elite-level high school and college players can be represented by agents.  The new rules also say that players who are not drafted in the annual June NBA Draft can now return to school the following season.

The NCAA is also expanding penalties to schools who violate the rules and will create two new independent groups to help them with major cases of allegations regarding rules violations.

The agents who would represent the high school and college players would have to be certified by the NCAA to be able to represent them.  These changes only affect high school and college basketball players, and not high school and college football players.

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