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Report: NCAA Proposes Rule That Would Allow Players To Return To School After Declaring For NBA Draft

The 2015 NBA Draft is tomorrow night, and there are bound to be many early entrants who will go undrafted. Many have called for changes to the NBA Draft process that would allow for players to return to school further into the draft process, and according to ESPN's Andy Katz, the NCAA has put forth a proposal to do just that.

Under the proposal, which was a coordinated effort by the NCAA, the National Association of Basketball Coaches, and the NBA, would allow underclassmen to attend the Chicago pre-draft combine in May, get evaluated by team personnel and given a true reading on their draft status. The players would then be able to decide if they wanted to stay in the draft or return to school. They couldn't sign with an agent, though.

According to Katz's report, the new official withdrawal date for early entrants would be 10 days before the Draft. The proposal seems to be popular with many college basketball higher-ups.

"This is a positive development for student-athletes exploring their professional dreams,'' said Dan Gavitt, NCAA Vice President of men's basketball. "This would give prospects and their families more appropriate time and unbiased info from the NBA to make important decisions. And it would probably lead some to go back to school."

Kentucky coach John Calipari said when this proposal was originally floated that it was "one of the best things" the NABC has done.

While it is yet to be seen how many players would take advantage, we're all for them having more options and control when it comes to their futures.

[ESPN]