Rich Paul wrote an op-ed with The Athletic about the so-called "Rich Paul Rule" that would prevent agents like Paul who didn't graduate from college from representing NCAA players who are testing the draft waters.
Paul first clarified that the media naming it after him is not accurate.
"The media is calling it “The Rich Paul Rule” that, while incredibly flattering, is not accurate," writes Paul. "It has no impact on me or the business of Klutch Sports Group. However, it does have a significant impact on people like me and the NCAA should be called out for it.
"To be honest, I have no idea whether the NCAA adopted the new rule specifically because of my work with Darius Bazley, as people have speculated, or if it is because they know there are more and more people like me fighting for their chance and challenging this antiquated system.
"The harmful consequences of this decision will ricochet onto others who are trying to break in. NCAA executives are once again preventing young people from less prestigious backgrounds, and often people of color, from working in the system they continue to control. In this case, the people being locked out are kids who aspire to be an agent and work in the NBA and do not have the resources, opportunity, or desire to get a four-year degree.
"I actually support requiring three years of experience before representing a kid testing the market. I can even get behind passing a test. However, requiring a four-year degree accomplishes only one thing — systematically excluding those who come from a world where college is unrealistic."