clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

NCAA set to vote on if hoops coaches can work with players in July

Will Coach Cal and other college hoops coaches get to break out the whistle in July?

Jason Marcum - Sea of Blue

Due to the impact of COVID-19, college campuses are just now starting to open back up after being closed since March.

We’re already seeing athletes begin to return to their respective campuses and prepare for fall sports, mainly the ones playing college football. Those players are now able to work out together, and coaches can start working with them on July 13th.

However, we still don’t have a set date on when college basketball coaches can work with their players.

Now, Jon Rothstein reports that the NCAA will vote on if hoops coaches will be allowed to work with their players in July as well.

Normally, coaches are permitted to work with their players in the summer. But again, COVID-19 has changed everything, though it’s begun to subside enough that the NCAA and member schools are slowly getting things back to normal.

For the Kentucky Wildcats, they’re still in the process of getting the entire football team back on campus, a process that isn’t expected to be completed until closer toward the end of June.

As for the basketball team, they’re planning to be back toward the end of the month. Hopefully, that comes to pass and they’re able to work with coaches in July. If any college team needs those extra summer practices, it’s a UK team that is replacing its entire starting lineup and will be starting multiple freshmen.