Statement from NCAA leaders on college basketball reforms

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"It's on us to restore the integrity of college basketball and continue to improve the interests of all student-athletes". The latter would become effective if the NBA and its players' association allow high school students to enter the draft.

- College basketball players who go undrafted by the NBA will be allowed to return to school and play as part of sweeping NCAA reforms in the wake of a corruption scandal.

If the NBA allows high school students to enter its draft, elite high school senior basketball players (as determined by United States of America basketball) will be allowed to sign with an agent.

The NCAA also created new rules on when college coaches can see athletes. This change depends on cooperation with the NBA and NBA Players Association. "Agents aren't gonna run around and sign guys and spend money for players that they don't think are gonna make it". Athletes can also take five beyond October 15 after their high school graduation.

Regarding the NBA Draft, college players who have requested an Undergraduate Advisory Committee evaluation, go through the draft but are not taken can return to school as long as they notify the school's athletic director of their intent by 5 p.m. the Monday after the draft.

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- Division I schools will be required to pay for tuition and related expenses for men's and women's basketball players who leave school and return later to earn their degree.

Other changes imply there will be tougher penalties for infractions: "Those who break rules face stronger penalties, including longer postseason bans, longer head coach suspensions, increased recruiting restrictions and additional fines", the statement read.

The changes also allow the NCAA to accept during investigations outside information that has been "established by another administrative body or a commission authorized by a school".

The policies adopted by the NCAA's Board of Governors and Division I Council include the appointment of independent groups to handle and resolve complex cases.