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Rich Paul: New NCAA Rule Regarding Agents Makes No Sense

Sports agent Rich Paul responded to the recent NCAA rule proclaiming that agents must have a bachelor's degree in order to work with NBA draft hopefuls with an op-ed in The Athletic published on Monday.

The new rule states that agent candidates must meet certain prerequisites, including having a bachelor's degree, and then go through an application process that includes a background check.

This latest rule on amateurism could have widespread impact in the future.

"Last week the NCAA added new criteria for agents who wanted to work with “student-athletes.” They must pass a test, have three years of experience, and have completed their college degree," Paul, whose client list includes NBA stars LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Ben Simmons, said.