On Wednesday, the NCAA voted to change the date by which potential NBA players must forgo their eligibility and fully declare for the NBA Draft.
The new date is ten days after the conclusion of the NBA Draft Combine near the end of May, reversing a change from 2009 which set the date in early April.
While the move is advantageous for players, NCAA coaches will feel the roster crunches. Previously, the deadline was before National Signing Day. Now coaches will have to wait to see if some of their roster returns, or plug the holes with walk-ons.
The other new change is to allow players to declare for the draft and later withdraw their names without losing eligibility. The move will be a large boon for NBA scouts, as they will be able to fully evaluate talent without risk, and players who perform poorly at the combine can return to college to hone their skills without penalty.
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