SCHEDULING conflicts should not pose a big problem for the NCAA after it issued a ruling allowing its players to moonlight in pro leagues.
This was stressed yesterday by a highly-reliable Malaya-Business Insight insider, who said the Games and Amusements Board will prohibit players from suiting up in the NCAA and the pros at the same time.
“Ang magiging problema lang naman diyan ay conflict of schedule. The GAB assured us that they will not allow a conflict in schedule, kung magkakasabay ang laro ng guest player, hindi nila papayagan na maglaro sa professional leagues,” the insider, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said. “Doon ka muna sa school mo, iyon ang priority mo.”
The NCAA announced last Nov. 13 that it will abide with the GAB’s “special guest licenses” for student-athletes to enable them to have brief stints in pro leagues such as the Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3×3, National Basketball League, Women’s National Basketball League, and Premier Volleyball League, which just turned pro.
The country’s oldest collegiate league has just put things into perspective in coming up with the decision.