NCAA raises bar for agents of draft-testing players

The NCAA added higher certification standards for agents who want to represent basketball players testing the waters of the NBA Draft.The NCAA issued a memo to agents Monday, specifying the new criteria, which also was posted on the NCAA’s website. The agent must:–Have a bachelor’s degree–Be NBPA-certified for at least three consecutive years–Have professional liability insurance–Submit application and take an in-person exam at the NCAA office in Indianapolis in early November.Those requirements are in addition to a background check.This was the first year in which NCAA players could declare for the draft and hire an agent to help navigate the pre-draft process. They maintain their collegiate eligibility if they decide to return to school.