NCAA could make changes to basketball recruiting

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The NCAA's Leadership Council wants to deregulate electronic communications as part of an overall overhaul of Division I men's basketball recruiting.

The committee says, in a release posted on the NCAA's web site, it has reached a consensus on several parts of the package.

Among possible changes are: Allowing juniors to begin making official visits after the NCAA championship game is played; deregulating the types of communication allowed between coaches and recruits; allowing unlimited communication after Aug. 1 for soon-to-be juniors and allowing two weekend evaluations during non-school related events in April. Those evaluation periods would have some restrictions.

The committee has not yet signed off on any summer recruiting changes.

It hopes to present a final proposal to the Board of Directors in October.