Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
NABC, NCAA eyeing recruiting windows beginning in August after July is canceled
By ADAM ZAGORIA
The NABC and NCAA are now eyeing live college basketball recruiting periods beginning in August after the July live period was canceled.
“As time has gone on and more and more information has been gained, it’s clear that we need to look at the future opportunities to create alternative events going forward in August, September and October possibly,” TCU coach Jamie Dixon told Andy Katz of the NCAA earlier this month.
“Those being scholastic and non-scholastic, so we love recruiting in July. We were looking forward to the Academies in June at the four different sites, but we have to adjust.”
He added: “I have great hope that we’ll get to see the kids and that the kids will be seen.”
The NABC is expected to make a proposal to the NCAA on Monday, one source said. The new periods will include a mix of scholastic and non-scholastic weekends “but they will not compete.”
No specific dates have yet been determined by the NABC for August, September or October, the source said, but “There is a desire to use Labor Day Weekend.”
The source added that there is “not much support for October.”
The Peach Jam, the crown jewel of the July recruiting period, was set to run July 8-12. Nike has yet to make an official announcement on its status.
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
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