In an email sent to the NFHS, Dr. Robert Zayas, Executive Director of the NYSPHSAA, stated: “New York will not host a June Scholastic Event this year.” ESPN reported last month that under the NFHS guidelines, only one organization per state was eligible to be seen by coaches. Among those that would be excluded are “private schools in North Carolina, among other states; the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC), arguably the best basketball conference in the country; the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association, which includes Oak Hill Academy, Paul VI and Bishop O’Connell; and La Lumiere School (Indiana), one of the best high school basketball programs in the country.” College coaches will be able to see players from New York (and Texas, which also won’t run June events) on the AAU circuits during one weekend in April (26-28) and during the July live period (10-14). There will also be four Regional camps during two three-sessions in July (23-25 and 26-28). USA Basketball will also run a national camp for the top 100 or so players from July 26-28.
NCAA and Rice Commission dropped June recruiting into the lap of HS Associations (NFHS). Now, instead of limiting outside influences, NFHS rules will EXCLUDE PLAYERS from June evaluation, specifically private and charter school players. It is simply wrong. https://t.co/zWEFytsBmN— Jay Bilas (@JayBilas) December 31, 2018
I hope more states follow suit.June recruiting idea is a dumpster fire on so many levels. https://t.co/Vxo8SHHOYA — Justin Young (@JustinDYoung) January 9, 2019
What a catastrophe. Hurting the kids. https://t.co/cyyvtTDj2j— Andy Borman (@Andy_Borman) January 9, 2019
Here is the full release from the BCANY: The Basketball Coaches Association of NY (BCANY) announces they will not host nor operate an NCAA Division I men’s basketball Scholastic Recruiting Event in June of 2019. The sole reason for the BCANY’s decision is the restrictive criteria established by the National Federation of High Schools (NFHS); that only students from NFHS member schools will be allowed to participate. The NFHS members only policy, prohibits participation of high school players from any high school in New York City. Not allowing players from the Catholic, Private and Public Schools in New York City (over 300 schools) to participate is unjust and wrong. BCANY is made up of coaches of all levels from throughout the State of New York. A primary function of BCANY is to be an advocate for all players and coaches from all schools throughout the state. BCANY could not in good conscience operate an event that leaves out a segment of New York State. In an age when Education is trying to be more inclusive, this NFHS action is being more exclusive. Note: The New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) has also announced they will not host an event. Follow Adam Zagoria on Twitter And Like ZAGS on Facebook
The revamped recruiting schedule by the Commission on College Basketball takes another hit. It’s not too late to adjust it to something that makes sense. https://t.co/g6ASSYZNfK— Evan Daniels (@EvanDaniels) January 9, 2019