The NBA will begin to allow teams to attend several key high school events featuring many of the best non-draft eligible players in America.
The NBA is responding to a desire that team front offices have long had to gain greater access to evaluate elite prospects prior to entering college.
Shaedon Sharpe, Mitchell Robinson and Darius Bazley are three players who sat out their season before being draft-eligible.
Scouts want to evaluate these types of players earlier in their careers.
The three events that have now been certified for scouts to attend are the Tarkanian Classic in Las Vegas in mid-December; the Spalding HoopHall Classic in Springfield, Massachusetts in mid-January; and the Geico Nationals in Fort Myers, Florida in late March.