ST. LOUIS (AP) — The summer basketball circuit is almost here, and once again the NCAA wants to keep the AAU scene’s explosive growth in check.
More than 230 NCAA-approved events are scheduled over two separate 10-day recruiting periods starting July 6. Events like the Nike Peach Jam in South Carolina and LeBron James’ skills academy in his hometown of Akron, Ohio draw hundreds of college coaches and their asistants.
The NCAA is working to rewrite its men’s basketball recruiting rules in an effort to put less emphasis on the summer all-star events.
The latest effort comes after conference commissioners asked the NCAA to entirely scrap the July recruiting period. An NCAA panel is instead expected to recommend a reduction in July recruiting, but not its outright elimination.