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Some rules of the recruiting road

*The NCAA regulates contact between college coaches and recruits, including the high school player's family members and AAU coaches.

*For Division I schools, July has a 10-day evaluation period, beginning July 6, where coaches can attend summer tournaments and camps but cannot have any contact with recruits. That's followed by a six-day dead period where coaches can call, e-mail or text message recruits, but face-to-face visits on or off campus are prohibited. Then another round of 10-day evaluation begins, running from July 22-31, with again no communication between coaches and recruits.

*The calendar for July is similar for both men's and women's basketball at the Division I level. The contact period for Division II and III is longer and less restrictive.

*August is a contact period for D-I programs, when many scholarship offers and verbal commitments are made.

*The early signing period for basketball is Nov. 14-21.

*Coaches are not permitted to discuss recruits publicly -- including identifying which players they may be looking at or commenting on a player's specific skills. They can only make comments after a player has signed a national letter of intent and the player has been cleared by the university and NCAA.

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