The NCAA has banned four AAU team for the July period because of agent relations.
According to a news release, the directors of New England Playaz, Florida Rams, Worldwide Renegades and SEBL Elite All-Stars have a relationship with ASM Sports, which is a professional sports agency. By NCAA rules, non-scholastic basketball teams that are associated with agents are prohibited from competing in NCAA certified summer basketball events. It is beleived that representatives from the teams have been in contact with ASM Sports’ Andy Miller.
The NCAA found a copy of an email sent from Miller to all of the teams coaches.
“I get tired of being the 1 guy that has to get the 1st rd [sic] picks every year. I’d be happy to help you get guys + lend support. You have to want it + have to hustle. To create situations to manifest chaos + plow down walls to open up new opp’s [sic],” the email stated. “We’re facing a summer with no revenue. Yet, everyone will expect their checks, expenses reimburse [sic], etc. I try to give a consistant [sic] platform inorder [sic] to facilitate production. Am I getting the level of production in return that I want or expect?…You decided to be apart [sic] of it on some level…Do more than just give it thought, act on it.”
As for the players on these teams, they can still play, but they will have to find another team. These teams are banned in July. So a lucky break for the kids trying to make themselves known.